Garou: Mark of the Wolves was released on November 26, 1999 but there are still tournaments for this game. This cult classic was supposed to be a sequel to Fatal Fury.
It was the 9th episode of the Fatal Fury Saga. Fans had been longing for a sequel but there was a dark time when SNK stop making games in favor of Pachinko machines. After the acquisition of SNK, the game developers now have the funds to make new games and revive sleeping IPs.
Fans have been waiting for a sequel, but SNK’s silent treatment killed all hope. Many younger fans have no idea that the King of Fighters was originally a crossover game SNK Games. I guess because the games where the characters originated have no sequels anymore, new original KOF characters have joined the roster over the years.
Characters from Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, and Samurai Shodown are not supposed to meet. Samurai Shodown characters are from the Edo period. The events of Art of fighting occurred in the 1970s. Fatal Fury was set in the 90s.
In the alternate universe where The King of Fighters is set, these characters may run into the same-age fans they are known for.
Garou: Mark of the Wolves stars Rock Howard and Terry Bogard.
It continued where the 8th Fatal Fury game ended. Its story mode concludes with a “To be continued” indication. They want this to be series but some circumstances stopped it from happening.
Fortunately, A fantasy is about to become a reality because we are going to have a Garou: Mark of the Wolves sequel. The Canonical Fatal Fury story will expand once more. The Terry Bogard from King of Fighters is not the same from the one from Fatal Fury. SNK have a multiverse of its own.
Garou: Mark of the Wolves and Fatal Fury development announcement