SNK Playmore has announced that it’s teaming up with Sony Interactive Entertainment’s third-party production team to bring Neo Geo classic, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita with cross-buy support. The upcoming version will be developed by Code Mystics, Inc. and will include cross-play functionality as well as online multiplayer.
Over on the PlayStation blog, SNK wrote:
Some fans may ask why we’re announcing our latest PlayStation game at this time. When we asked the PlayStation Nation which Neo Geo classic they would like to see most on PSN, there were a huge number of fans who voted for Mark of the Wolves. Additionally, the beloved Fatal Fury series celebrates its 25th anniversary.
For the staff here at SNK, there was little hesitation in this decision.
Both versions of the game will come with a Gallery Mode, where you can unlock Mark of the Wolves and Fatal Fury series art through gameplay. The game’s original soundtrack will also be available to sample via the game’s menu.
In addition to the above, SNK promises a “high-quality netcode.”
SNK have decided to adopt Code Mystics’ proprietary netcode once again, which was used on our previous Neo Geo classic The Last Blade 2 and received praise from both fans and the press. The team in Vancouver is doing a fantastic job on Garou’s online multiplayer, giving new life to a legendary fighting game classic and ensuring the online gameplay brings SNK fans and series newcomers a great experience similar to the good ol’ days in the arcades.
More details will be announced at a later time.