Ryuji Yamazaki is a playable character in the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters games by SNK.

He debuted as a sub-boss in Fatal Fury 3 (1995) and returned in all Fatal Fury sequels up to Real Bout: Fatal Fury 2 (1998) and joined The King of Fighters roster in KOF’97 as a part of the Special Team alongside Billy Kane and Blue Mary. Ryuji returned later in the majority of the KOF games but was absent in KOF XI-XIII. In The King of Fighters XIV (2016) he returned as one of the four DLC characters in 2017. In 2022, Ryuji is again a DLC character, this time fighting in a team with Geese Howard and Billy Kane in KOF XV.

Ryuji also made it into the crossover fighting games Capcom vs SNK (2000) and Capcom vs. SNK 2 (2001)


Ryuji Yamazaki from the Fatal Fury & King of Fighters Games: an Overview

Charactername: Ryuji Yamazaki    Developed /Created by  SNK
Gameseries: Fatal Fury & The King of Fighters   First seen on: Arcades 
First Game: Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory    Year first seen: 1995 
Last Game: The King of Fighters XV (2022)   Birthplace: Japan 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapon: Knife
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Ryuji Yamazaki from Fatal Fury & The King of Fighters

The King of Fighters XIV (2017)

King of Fighters Neowave (2004)

King Of Fighters 2003

King Of Fighters 2002


Capcom Vs SNK 2 (2001)



Ryuji Yamazaki in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Ryuji Yamazaki is a part of our Tribute to the 20th Anniversary of KOF in 1994 and was drawn alongside his Special Team Members for it


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Ryuji Yamazaki




Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Ryuji Yamazaki

04.06.2018 – Creation of Ryuji Yamazaki’s Gallery and DB Entry