Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

SNK Shares The Last Blade 25th Anniversary Art


On social media, SNK shared a new celebratory illustration created by TONKO to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the influential samurai-themed 2D fighting game series, The Last Blade. As one of the most visually impressive and polished 2D fighters to come out on SNK's NeoGeo hardware back in the late 90s, The Last Blade and The Last Blade 2 are no doubt cult classics and highly regarded as two of SNK's best through-and-through 2D fighters. The new 25th anniversary by TONKO, released on December 5th (marking the day the first Last Blade title hit arcades), features The Last Blade 2's Kaede, Moriya Minakata, Yuki, and Kouryu.

Aki Senno, known in the fighting game world by her pen name TONKO, began working for SNK in 1997. TONKO is perhaps best known for her Garou: Mark of the Wolves and The Last Blade series character designs and key illustrations.
She also worked on several NEOGEO Pocket Color titles, including a portable spin-off of The Last Blade 2, The Last Blade: Beyond The Destiny.
You can read more about TONKO inside our Fighting Game Artist Profiles feature.


In the tweet above, SNK thanked fans for supporting The Last Blade series throughout the years. Stay tuned on Fighters Generation for more fighting game news.

~TFG Webmaster, Frank Joseph | @Fighters_Gen


 Source:  @SNKPOfficial              

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