Timeless SNK-Champion FATAL FURY: FIRST CONTACT returns on Switch today

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1999 NEOGEO POCKET COLOR CLASSIC brought to life on the Nintendo Witch. Bust up your pals in handheld or tabletop modes!

Osaka, Japan, December 23, 2020 – SNK CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company Chairman and President: Ge Zhihui) has announced today that FATAL FURY: FIRST CONTACT is now available on the Nintendo Switch™ via the Nintendo eShop for $7.99. Originally released in 1999 and heavily based around the arcade fighter REAL BOUT FATAL FURY 2, this NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION classic allows fighting game veterans to duke it out around Southtown as FATAL FURY fan favorites like Terry Bogard, Geese Howard, Mai Shiranui, as well as newcomers Rick Strowd and Li Xiangfei.

Witness some of the earth-shattering moves that await you in the FATAL FURY: FIRST CONTACT launch trailer

Features in FATAL FURY: FIRST CONTACT include a POTENTIAL POWER comeback mechanic that allows players to unleash an ultra-lethal special move at the brink of death and opportunities to play as the DOMINATED MIND protagonist and REAL BOUT FATAL FURY 2 hidden boss, Alfred. The Nintendo Switch™’s Tabletop and Handheld Modes are a match made in Fatal Fury heaven as they go hand-in-hand with the game’s single-lane fighting system beautifully.

Take a look at a special video message regarding FATAL FURY: FIRST CONTACT and THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV from SNK Producer Yasuyuki Oda below:

NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION classics SNK GALS’ FIGHTERS, KING OF FIGHTERS R-2, SAMURAI SHODOWN!2,THE LAST BLADE: Beyond the Destiny and FATAL FURY: FIRST CONTACT are now available on the Nintendo Switch™. More unannounced SNK classics are slated to launch on the platform soon.

Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK develop, publish, and distribute interactive entertainment software on a global scale. Known for such franchises as THE LAST BLADE, THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN, SNK continues to focus on their rich console game and arcade history.

FATAL FURY: FIRST CONTACT is a fighting game that launched for the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR way back in 1999. It is heavily based around arcade fighter REAL BOUT FATAL FURY 2, so expect to see newcomers Rick Strowd and Li Xiangfei clash knuckles with FATAL FURY fan favorites Terry Bogard, Geese Howard, and Mai Shiranui. Additionally, you can also play as the DOMINATED MIND protagonist and REAL BOUT FATAL FURY 2 hidden boss, Alfred. Fighting game beginners will feel right at home as they duke it out on a single-lane ring. There is also a comeback mechanic in the form of POTENTIAL POWER.

SNK launched the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR, a literal pocket-sized handheld gaming system, back in 1999. Many games were made for it, and finally, some of those amazing classics are finding their way to the Nintendo Switch™ though the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION. Not only are these games perfectly emulated to look and play as they did back on the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR, but advancements in technology have enabled them to be played together with a friend with just one copy. Fans can even change the virtual exterior designs on a whim! Currently, FATAL FURY: FIRST CONTACT, THE LAST BLADE: Beyond the Destiny, KING OF FIGHTERS R-2, SAMURAI SHODOWN! 2, and SNK GALS’ FIGHTERS are available to download. More games are on the way – stay tuned!

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