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EVO 2015 kicks off on July 17, game line-up revealed

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Bugger the Olympics, the Superbowl or EFC Africa 212: Meatfist Mayhem. When it comes to sports, my eyes are firmly glued on the screen whenever the annual EVO Tournament rolls into town. It’s the very best of the fighting game scene, descending on Las Vegas for a weekend of fists, kicks and Hadoukens. And the games on offer this year, are going to tear the Vegas strip a new one.

From July 17 to 19, EVO will be playing host to the following games for the tournament:

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Sign
  • Killer Instinct
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
  • Tekken 7 (arcade)

Bear in mind that this list isn’t set in stone yet, and can change. But it’s a solid list. Old favourites such as Street Fighter 4 (Albeit in the Ultra format) and Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 are back once again, while a ton of new contenders are making a splash. The arcade version of Tekken 7, the return of Guilty Gear and even a Nintendo presence in the form of Wii U and Melee versions of Super Smash Bros will be on show.

But I’ve got a feeling that Mortal Kombat X is going to steal the show. And that’s because the game was made for this kind of tournament. Remember, each Mortal Kombat X character comes with three distinct styles of play, styles that can make them combo masters or stage-dominating masters. That’s a massive leap forward for the franchise in terms of competitive play, and will most likely see far more varied match-ups implemented. Which makes for a nice change from Mortal Kombat 9’s competitive side which usually consisted of Sektor matches.

Combined with the spectacularly competitve Killer Instinct, I;ve got a feeling that this year is going to be an EVO for the ages. As usual, it’ll be streamed on various Twitch channels. I’ll try and set my own channel up, which will consist of those streams, but with the Bloodsport Kumite theme looped over and over again during the final matches.

KUMITE!

Last Updated: January 21, 2015

22 Comments

  1. BIFF, SOCK, WHACK, POW, PK

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 21, 2015 at 09:48

      All look the same to me LOL

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      • ToshZA

        January 21, 2015 at 09:48

        That’s comicist!!!

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 21, 2015 at 09:50

          Proud to be one as well 😉

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          January 21, 2015 at 10:09

          Shun the heretic. It’s like he believes books shouldn’t come with pictures.

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          • Quo Vadis?

            January 21, 2015 at 10:27

            Books do not come with pictures, then its called a pictorial. The only books with pictures are called magazines, and the only ones I read are, uh, er, uhm…. OH LOOK! OVER THERE! SQUIRRELS!

  2. Admiral Chief

    January 21, 2015 at 09:47

    VERY VERY RARE nogal

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    • ToshZA

      January 21, 2015 at 09:48

      All the stuff nobody wants is rare. Which makes some people want it.

      It’s kind of an ironic system, don’t you think?

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 21, 2015 at 09:52

        It’s like RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIAIAIAIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN on some sort of day

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  3. Gustav Minnie

    January 21, 2015 at 09:58

    Aaahh Paul Hertzog… love the Bloodsport and Kickboxer sound tracks.

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  4. Ghost In The Rift

    January 21, 2015 at 10:00

    There is only 1 Soundtrack!!!!

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      January 21, 2015 at 10:07

      MORTAL KOMBAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 21, 2015 at 10:09

        7 A’s?

        Also

        dddddddrop da basssssss

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 21, 2015 at 10:25

          It seems he’s doing it intentionally now I think.

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        • Raptor Rants A Lot

          January 21, 2015 at 10:34

          !#$%

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  5. CAE9872

    January 21, 2015 at 10:02

    Does anyone know when Guilty Gear Xrd Sign releases on PS store? I cannot seem to find it yet but it was released in US as far as I know.

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  6. Pieter Kruger

    January 21, 2015 at 10:54

    Killer Instinct is amazing! Also believe Mortal Kombat,X is gonna kick ass!

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    • CAE9872

      January 21, 2015 at 11:40

      Agreed

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  7. Brady miaau

    January 21, 2015 at 11:04

    So nothing very interesting then? Is it just me or is this list pretty genre specific?

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  8. ToshZA

    January 21, 2015 at 12:00

    More 7’s in this article.

    And if I had to stretch it – of the 4 characters in the header, 3 are male. 4+3 = 7.

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  9. DrKiller

    January 21, 2015 at 14:20

    Release date for Tekken 7 on console?? 🙁

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  10. Seeker

    January 21, 2015 at 23:13

    Where the flip is King of Fighters?

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