The release date for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s fourth DLC character Terry Bogard, hailing from the SNK series Fatal Fury and King of Fighters, may have been revealed thanks to a trademark leak.
UPDATE – November 1 at 1:30 PM EST
Nintendo has indicated that there will be maintenance on servers from Wednesday, November 6 at 4:50 PM PST until 7:30 PM. It’s possible that Terry may arrive during this window. This would line up with how other fighters have been released.
The original story follows:
As pointed out on Twitter by NanaKarobi, a SNK Corporation trademark has been added to the upcoming event Smash by the Sword. This trademark was not present in the previous event, Rise of the Tetriminos.
The event kicks off on November 1, leading many to believe that the SNK fighter will make his debut that day, or soon thereafter.
The Spirit of the Sword event runs from November 1st through November 4th. This means that Terry Bogard could make his debut on any of these days. The new DLC fighter will be available through the Fighters Pass for $24.99, as well as individually for $5.99.
His stage, the King of Fighters arena, as well as a selection of tracks from the Fatal Fury and King of Fighters series, will be included with purchase.
The discovery of Terry’s release date through trademark is somewhat fitting, given that’s how it was discovered that he would be joining the roster in the first place. Before he was announced, SNK Corporation’s name was discovered at the bottom of the UK description for Fighter Pass 4, before being taken down from the site.
This ramped up the speculation engine leading up to Terry’s announcement, with his inclusion being the frontrunner ahead of other SNK fighting game alumni.
Terry’s full move set has yet to be revealed for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but so far we know that the iconic Buster Wolf and Power Wave will make an appearance.
Other speculation has pointed at Rising Tackle being his Up+B special, among other special moves from Fatal Fury and King of Fighters.
Smash’s DLC has so far been met with mostly wide critical acclaim, with the exception of Dragon Quest representative Hero. He has drawn some critique for having too much RNG in his kit, something Terry is unlikely to mirror.
With Terry debuting on or around the start of November, he should be tournament legal for upcoming events, including the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Online Open ran by Nintendo on November 9-10, and Genesis 7 on January 24.