With Evo Japan having just wrapped up its overseas debut, it's time to look ahead to Evo 2018 here in the United States. The biggest fighting game tournament in the world is set to return to Las Vegas in August, headlined by Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. On Tuesday night, it was time to reveal the rest of the games set to hit the show.
These are the games that will be featured at Evo 2018:
- Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
- Tekken 7
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle
- Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
- Injustice 2
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
One of the most interesting reveals was for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, particularly since the game isn't out yet. The Arc System Works crossover fighter was first revealed at Evo 2017, but was given a release date during the broadcast. The game is set to release in North America on June 5.
Team RWBY is now complete! Both Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long will be joining the roster of #BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle for all players at no charge! You can't break up the dream team. #BBTAG pic.twitter.com/VcYRB1LXPq— ArcSystemWorks (@ArcSystemWorksU) February 7, 2018
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 is also about to undergo some changes prior to Evo. During the Tuesday night broadcast, a new trailer aired revealing the game's next big balance update is coming in March.
One of the major omissions is Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, which is probably one of the biggest blows for that community. Infinite has struggled heavily since its release, with Capcom noting its major sales slump. The Battle for the Stones tournament was treated as an afterthought by the time it ended. And now it's left completely off the Evo lineup. All this and it hasn't even been out six months. This bodes terribly for the game and it's looking more and more like it may not have much of a future going forward.
Lastly, there's the topic of Super Smash Bros. While Smash 4 was given the prime Sunday spot in 2017, it looks like the two Smash Bros. games will be switching off each year. That means Melee is back in its prime Sunday slot for this year.
Evo 2018 is set to run from August 3-5 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV.