“Who the hell is Terry?” thousands of Super Smash Bros. fans all asked, in unison, just one moment ago. Well, according to Nintendo, he’s your next Smash fighter! Also, you know, a 30-year-old video game character from another well-respected franchise.
Today’s Nintendo Direct brought news of the fourth highly anticipated Smash fighter. Terry Bogard is a macho-man American from Fatal Fury, a fighting game first developed by SNK in 1991.
Although he’s been around for three decades years, he’s not as well-known as, say, Goku or Waluigi — even though he’s crossed over into other fighting games like Tekken.
When news leaked earlier this week that the next fighter could be from an SNK title, across channels for Smash fandom, a resounding Huh? could be heard.
Also earlier this week, fans believed that there would only be one more surprise DLC fighter. That definitely heightened the anticipation and, for some, rage. Nintendo, thankfully, just told us that more fighters are coming. That should soften the blow for the haters.
Terry is coming in November.