Sho Hayate is a playable character and protagonist from Savage Reign (1995) a fighting game by SNK. He returned in the sequel Kizuna Encounter (1996). The series was not continued after the second game but Sho made it into The King of Fighters XI (2005) as one of the unlockable extra bosses that could be encountered in the arcade mode if certain conditions were met. 

Sho can also be seen in Kyoshiro’s ending in Samurai Shodown V and VI and in two stages of KOF 2002 and KOF XIII. 


Sho Hayate from the Savage Reign / Kizuna Encounter Games: an Overview

Charactername: Sho Hayate    Developed /Created by  SNK
Gameseries: Savage Reign   First seen on:  Arcades
First Game: Savage Reign   Year first seen: 1995
Last Game: The King of Fighters XI (2005)   Birthplace: Japan 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapon: Boomerang 
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Sho Hayate

King Of Fighters XI (2005)


Kizuna Encounter (1996)


Savage Reign (1995)



Sho Hayate in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Sho Hayate is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Sho Hayate




Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Sho Hayate

12.08.2018 – Creation of Sho Hayate’s Gallery and DB Entry