Yugo's quest to uncover
the mysterious circumstances of his father's death led him to Tylon Coroporation's
secret research institution. He learns that his father was kidnapped and
forced to become a test subject for Tylon's zoanthrope weapons plans. To
avenge his father, Yugo destroys the research institute together with Gado.
After surveying the
destruction of the research facility, Yugo found a young boy in the midst
of the smoke and rubble. Instincts told Yugo that the boy was a man-made
zoanthrope - probably the result of a Tylon Corporation experiment. Together
with the boy, whom Yugo named "Kenji", Yugo returned to Japan and continued
his professional boxing career.
Though he keeps his
zoanthrope nature a secret, the life of a boxer satisfies Yugo's fighting
instincts well. Kenji has no memory of his life before Yugo, but seems
happy to be under his care. All is well until one day, Kenji is abducted
right before Yugo's eyes by a man who claims to be the scientific genius,
Busuzima, who is responsible for the experiments of the man-made zoanthrope
assassins. Apparently, Kenji is the sole succesor to Tylon's former top
assassin, Bakuryu. Yugo is thrusted
into another dangerous quest - this time to save a young boy whose future
lies in his hands.
June 18th, 2014
Yugo is a
semi-decent, "safe" hero design for the series. I say safe, because
his original BR1 attire is pretty simple, and even resembles several
other popular fighting game characters (at the time of his debut), including Lion
& Kensou. His Bloody Roar 2 & 3 outfits were slightly
better, and in Bloody Roar 3: Primal Fury, his appearance evolved yet
again. Something about his newer style reminds me of Jin
Kazama for some reason... maybe it's the spikier hair, the way he holds his
glove, and the flame designs? lol. The fact that the Bloody Roar series was trying to ride
the coattails of the Tekken series also adds to the effect. ;)
At the end of the day, I suppose he's one of the better designs from Bloody
he's also kinda boring in some ways. He doesn't have much personality for one.
And compared to many other fighting game heroes, Yugo clearly falls a bit short.
Style / Moveset