polygon.com - 6 days ago
Evo 2017’s biggest announcements
Evo is the world’s biggest fighting game tournament, so there’s no surprise that fighting game developers save their biggest announcements for this annual event.
Evo 2017 was no exception, with a handful of big character reveals for popular fighting games and the announcement of several brand new titles. In case you missed all the action this weekend, here are some of the biggest stories coming out of Evo 2017. EVO JAPAN AND ARMS’ FIGHTING GAME TOURNAMENT DEBUT Since Evo Japan was announced at last year’s Evo, fans have been waiting on a final date and confirmation on which games would be headlining the inaugural event. Last night, the organizers of Evo confirmed that the tournament will take place in Tokyo on January 26-28. While titles like Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd, King of Fighters XIV, BlazBlue: Central Fiction and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be making an appearance, one notable game will not: Super Smash Bros. Melee. While that game might not be there, a brand new fighting game, Arms, will make its tournament debut.
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