Terry Bogard, a mainstay character from SNK’s Fatal Fury and King of Fighters games, is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sometime in November as the game’s latest downloadable content (DLC). We don’t know exactly when, but one overlooked detail could reveal Terry’s exact Smash Bros. Ultimate release date, and it’s somewhat bad news for any eager Fatal Fury fans.
Nintendo first reveal Terry’s in-game abilities during its September 4 Direct announcement, which promised a November release. There have been no further details about exactly when Terry will join the battle, but it could be very late in November based on an upcoming SNK event.
November 25 will be the 28th anniversary of the 1991 Fatal Fury: King of Fighters, the title that was the foundation of ten other Fatal Fury titles and over 20 King of Fighters games across more than two decades. Nintendo could release Terry that Monday as a hat tip to die-hard fans.
An analysis of the upcoming fighters’ teased abilities, suggested that Nintendo would closely model Terry’s Smash Bros. Ultimate skillset to the ones seen in past Fatal Fury releases. Waiting for the game’s anniversary could be even more fan service, plus SNK has also hinted that it’s planning something big for the event.
The company also announced its Neo Geo Arcade Stick, on September 10. The classic arcade-style controller lets gamers plug it into their TV via HDMI output to access 20 SNK fighting games. There’s no release date just yet, but the Fatal Fury anniversary seems like the perfect time to drop it along with the addition of Terry in Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Nintendo has waited at two-three between each DLC fighter release. Joker became available on April 17, Hero joined the roster on July 30, and Banjo and Kazooie became playable on September 4. That means Terry might arrive earlier than November 25, but an anniversary release date could make even more of a splash.
All of the Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighters can be purchased with either the $24.99 Fighter Pass or individually for $5.99 upon their release.