Fatal Fury: First Contact shadow drops on Nintendo Switch today

SNK Fatal Fury: First Contact Nintendo Switch release date today Neo Geo Pocket Color

The ongoing revival of Neo Geo Pocket Color titles is unexpected but not unwelcome. Today, SNK announced that Fatal Fury: First Contact is available now on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $7.99. The game originally released in 1999 and was based upon Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 from the arcades, and now you can get the bite-sized experience again on a modern platform.

SNK offers the following additional details:

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.

In addition to the Fatal Fury: First Contact trailer, SNK has also shared a special video message from SNK Producer Yasuyuki Oda discussing features of First Contact and revealing when new information will come for The King of Fighters XV:

Among other SNK games, Neo Geo Pocket Color’s SNK Gals’ Fighters is also available on Nintendo Switch. Are you planning to bring in Christmas with fists flying?

[Source: PR]

John Friscia
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