[UPDATE] New Bloody Roar game 'in production'
Fans of the Bloody Roar fighting franchise will be disappointed to learn that the announcement of Bloody Roar 5 yesterday appears to be a hoax.
The source of the original news was an unofficial Twitter account, @HudsonSoftLtd, that has since posted an ‘image’ from the new game which makes it blatant that we have all been duped.
Hudson Soft has made the announcement that the long-dormant fighting franchise, Bloody Roar, will return to current-gen consoles.
The Japanese publisher made the revelation via Twitter, commenting, "New Bloody Roar sequel, is in production! we'll post more soon!"
With the hashtag ‘Bloody Roar 2012 project,' the Tweet insinuates that the latest instalment, simply referred to as Bloody Roar 5, will see a 2012 release.
The Bloody Roar series, which was iconic for its playable characters that can morph into animals in mid-fight, was originally an arcade release back in 1997, before it was ported to PlayStation by Hudson. It was followed by a sequel in 1999. Two follow-ups were released on the PlayStation 2 – Bloody Roar 3 in 2000, and Bloody Roar 4 in 2003.
Hudson is expected to release full details of the game soon. PlayStation Universe will keep you posted.