Yatagarasu was a small indie title released in 2008 and developed by three SNK former employees. It was a fighting game reminscent of Street Fighter III and it had a cult following at the time. A sequel was released in 2015 to some mxed reviews, but general positivity from the fans.
So, when it was announced that a new Yatagarasu, Enter the Eastward, was being released, there was a lot of excitement as a new Yatagarasu game in 2024 was not on anyone's radar. But, the hopes of fans was soon deflated when it was announced that the game will feature delay-based netcode.