has posted a
countdown on their official Japanese website
with "SNK New Game" in the web address. The text "A New
Dawn Rises..." appears alongside the countdown, which is set to end
next Monday, Sept.
10th, 2018. SNK Global and KOF14 Art Director Nobuyuki Kuroki both posted
the link and tweeted: "New SNK Game Announcements". Is a new Garou
or a Samurai Shodown on the horizon? Is it even possible more than one new
game will be announced? The reason for the second question are the tweets by SNK
Global / Nobuyuki Kuroki - which read Announcements (plural).
However, the official website's title states "New SNK Game
Announcement"... so we'll probably go with that.
There aren't many
hints to go on currently... but one point of interest I happened to notice
is Kuroki Nobuyuki's Garou: Mark of the Wolves Twitter
Theme - which currently features 2D sprites for Terry Bogard and Rock
Howard from Garou: MOTW (seen below). Is this just a simple coincidence?
In addition, here's an
interesting speculation worth reading courtesy of TFG Instagram
member, swats_gbx, regarding today's news... just to get you
Of course, let's keep
our expectations in check... because in recent years, SNK has also
announced a variety of Japan-only Pachinko gambling games based on SNK
franchises. That said, this countdown website doesn't "guarantee"
a new console game or even a new fighting game.
has announced a new
Samurai Shodown planned for a 2019 release!
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