Further evidence that HAMSTER simply does not care about continuity, next week the Switch eShop will be graced with none other than the final episode of Ryūko no Ken, better know among us westerners as Art of Fighting. We assume we will see Art of Fighting 2 somewhere in 2018.
Despite the cast continuing to endure within The King of Fighters franchise, 1996's Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior was the third and last standalone entry in the series. It might be hard to believe with a system that is mostly populated by one-on-one fighting games, but this one actually does quite a lot to distinguish itself from the norm, starting with the control scheme and the way you can seamlessly string combos together. The stunningly fluid animation of the characters is due to SNK going with rotorscoping techniques, used previously in such genre defining games as Karateka, Prince of Persia, Another World and Flashback. Overall it is quite a unique and standout game among the many SNK brawlers already available on the Switch.
We might as well take advantage of this news to ask the NL community to help us settle this one once and for all: who would you pick as being the best between Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia?