Nintendo finally announces the latest DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, none other than SNK’s signature Terry Bogard. The vagrant brawler from Fatal Fury just showed his moves at Sakurai’s live event a few hours ago, introducing his move set, and the rest of the media packages that will come along with his release.
Basic moves include many of his standard attacks from the original Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters games, which comprise of combos that encompass a wide-range style. More familiar ones such as the Attack Power Wave gets an aerial tweak in the form a fiery shockwave, and of course, his signature Burning Knuckle makes a grand appearance, now improved with four versions of the move!
Unfortunately, those familiar with Terry’s basic weakness in frame recovery when his attacks are successfully evaded will find the same basic weakness again in Smash Bros., but with a friendly twist. You now have the option to charge some of these moves to gain invincibility frames or execute a different variation. As Sakurai has demonstrated, this can be very useful when used as a counter for your opponent’s moves with similar frames and range. Frame cancels are also available throughout most of his standard specials, making his attacks significantly snappier from his original version.
The Final Smash of Terry Bogard, which we would like to alternatively call the “Triple Geyser Dunk Wolf”, is a powered combination of his special moves, ending in a very flash combo when it registers a successful hit. The original Power Geyser and Buster Wolf are, of course, still there as standard moves, but the player needs a specific set of inputs and conditions before it can be executed.
His special stage is set at the King of Fighters stadium, a unique stage that has no pitfalls, forcing the matches into a direct damage brawl on who gets to be pushed away from the screen. Around the main arena are various guest characters from both the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters games. Over twenty different characters can appear at the arena… with the specific exception of Mai Shiranui, for obvious ‘Nintendo’ reasons.
Lastly, a literal compendium of 50 new game soundtracks will be available with the DLC, featuring a classic collection of all tracks from various SNK games, including Metal Slug, Art of Fighting and Samurai Showdown.
If you want to see Terry Bogard in action, take a sneak peek at Sakurai’s official introduction of the DLC here: