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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 When Kim does a Breakshot with his Flying Swallow Slash, Mai's Dragon Flame Dance is fully annulled.
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Neo Geo Bash connects a successfull 2-hit combo after stomp Cheng Sinzan in the air with his Power Stomp.
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Neo Geo Tung receives all electric-fulminant-power of the super move Bursting Heavens: advantage for Cheng!
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Neo Geo Now, select the first opponent to battle (why didn't write "Enemy Select"?).

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 (61186) added Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers (Neo Geo) on Oct 09, 2005
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