Smash Bros. Ultimate adds Fatal Fury's Terry Bogard today

Director Masahiro Sakurai gives us an in-depth look at the new pugilist in a 45-minute livestream.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai showed us how to fight, as he showcased the game's next additional fighter -- Terry Bogard from SNK's Fatal Fury joins the Nintendo Switch brawler Wednesday. Terry, who Sakurai noted is a bit slower than Street Fighter 2's Ryu, boasts attacks based on Fatal Fury, along with the Burning Knuckle, Power Wave and Somersault Kick.

Previous downloadable content (DLC) characters, like Persona 5's Joker, Dragon Quest 11's Hero and Banjo-Kazooie were added to the game in a similar manner, our sister site GameSpot noted. 


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The Japanese company revealed that the Fatal Fury fighter is coming to Smash Bros. Ultimate during a September Nintendo Direct. He first showed up in 1991 arcade game Fatal Fury: King of Fighters.

During Wednesday's livestream, Sakurai paid tribute to the SNK's Neo Geo system, where Fatal Fury first appeared, and recommended that Smash Bros. players who are curious about Terry's origins try out Fatal Fury Special and King of Fighters '95 or '98.

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There are still five other DLC characters in development, but Nintendo crushed our hopes of seeing who they are.

"During this livestream, there are no announcements regarding any unrevealed fighters," it said in a tweet prior to the livestream.

Each extra fighter costs $6 and comes with a new stage and music, or you can get Joker, Hero, Banjo-Kazooie, Terry and the next fighter in a $25 bundle. The four coming after that won't be part of that initial bundle, but Nintendo will likely offer a new one for them.

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First published at Nov. 5.
Update Nov. 6: Adds release date, more details from livestream.