The biggest fighting game tournament in the world will naturally have exclusive announcements up the wazoo. Here are the ones we’ve amassed so far that should be relevant to Southeast Asia.
Note: this article will be updated constantly with new info, as EVO 2017 is still ongoing.
New Street Fighter V Character Abigail Announced
Apparently the Reddit leaks for SFV’s Season 2 characters seem to be coming true; Abigail was next on the list of DLC characters for the game. And by god he’s huge!
Originally a Final Fight boss, Abigail towers every single character in the roster so far, has armor for his Nitro Charge move, and hits really, REALLY hard. As of right now, the YouTube video above has more dislikes than likes. Guess fighting game fans aren’t feeling it with this addition.
In related news, there will be new Street Fighter nostalgia content coming up on July 25. These includes Ryu’s Suzaku Castle stage from Street Fighter II, and classic costumes for Ryu, Ken, Ibuki, Alex, and Juri.
New EX Fighting Game From Arika
No, Arika has yet to give this game a title, but fighting game fans should be pleased to see these Street Fighter EX oddballs in their own 2D-with-3D-graphics fighting game. Plus, Skullomania returns; this Arika fighter is at least worth watching out for.
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Announced
Capcom isn’t the only company who can do crossovers. Arc System Works announced this upcoming title featuring characters from Persona 4, Under Night, and American anime RWBY.
Geese Howard In Tekken 7 This Winter
The big bad of Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters is making his guest DLC appearance in Tekken 7. He’ll have his trademark red hakama, Reppuken, and Deadly Raves. He will be out this winter 2017.
Bonus: here’s a video of Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada going to the SNK offices to pitch the guest character idea. Too bad we couldn’t get a Raiden out of it though.
Vegeta’s Son Confirmed For Dragon Ball Fighter Z
You cannot have a Dragon Ball Z game without Future Trunks in the mix, sword and all. Also, the Dragon Ball Fighter Z closed beta registration starts on July 26 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.