Samurai Shodown Director Wants to Reboot Another SNK Franchise

Nobuyuki Kuroki, the director of SNK’s quite excellent 2019 reboot of Samurai Shodown, has expressed his desire to revive another classic SNK title.

Speaking with Nintendo Life ahead of the release of Samurai Shodown for Nintendo Switch, Kuroki said:

“Personally, I wish we can revive Garou: Mark of the Wolves.”

Mark of the Wolves was originally released for the Neo Geo on 26 November 1999, followed by a superb Dreamcast port early the following year. Part of the Fatal Fury franchise, which is known in Japan as Garou Densetsu, it was originally released as Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves for its release on Dreamcast to reflect this. The title was critically acclaimed for its beautiful visuals and smooth, intricate gameplay, and it is widely regarded to be one of the best 2D fighting games of all time. Fans have awaited a sequel for many years, and one was originally planned, but it never came to be. A reboot would be warmly welcomed by the community.

This news by no means confirms SNK is working on the title, but it’s a positive sign that staff within SNK would certainly like to make it happen. The Samurai Shodown reboot was itself 12 years in the waiting, so anything is possible.

Samurai Shodown, which launched in June 2019 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, is now available for Switch. It offers another quality addition to the Switch game library.

 

Source: Nintendo Life

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