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SNK's Fatal Fury fighting series reaches its 7th episode bringing a lot of "innovations" and some significant changes, starting from characters: all the 20 fighters from previous games return with new artworks and battle stages completely redrawn, as well as some remodeled (or new) moves.

The traditional fighting system comes with sensible modifications, like the removal of both "Rank System" (SSS, SS, S, AAA etc.) and ground breakable objects. The match system using 2 battle plans (foreground/background) remains semi-intact, because now some battle fields (like Cheng Sinzan's stage) uses a single plane, forcing the players to use only the basic defense to avoid attacks.

But the main addition of this title (and the reason for subtitle "The Newcomers") are 2 new characters entering for Fatal Fury's main cast: Rick Strowd, a mysterious fighter with a particular fighting style and Li Xiangfei, a young female Chinese martial arts fighter.


Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Neo Geo CD This time, Duck King has a lot of difficulty to block Billy Kane's flame-swinging Salamander Stream!
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Neo Geo CD Mai takes advantage of Xiangfei's open guard and attacks her with her fan-swinging move Night Bird.
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Neo Geo CD In a certain moment, Joe is suddenly struck by the shoulder-stomping hit of Xiangfei's Chou Pairon.
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Neo Geo CD Title screen.

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Alternate Titles

  • "リアルバウト餓狼伝説 THE NEWCOMERS" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Real Bout Garō Densetsu 2: The Newcomers" -- Japanese title
  • "RB2" -- Common abbreviation

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The English translation of the Japanese title is Real Bout Hungry Wolf Legend 2 - The Newcomers.
Evil Ryu (61317) added Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers (Neo Geo CD) on Oct 09, 2005
Other platforms contributed by mars_rulez (553), Michael Cassidy (17800), 666gonzo666 (55397) and Evil Ryu (61317)