Yet another round for Street Fighter V
Without hyperbole, its safe to state that Evo 2022 was an enormous success perhaps one of the biggest editions of the Evolution Championship Series ever, actually. Returning in a physical convenience of the 1st time in years, fighting game fans were treated to a huge selection of exciting matchups, some quality presentation, a fistful of exciting reveals, updates, and announcements, plus some amazing in-ring action.
And the nice times are set to keep, since it has been officially announced that Evo will undoubtedly be returning not merely to western shores in 2023, but additionally in the east, as Evo Japan makes its grand stage return next spring. JAPAN iteration of the function will need place at Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba, Tokyo, for the weekend of March 31 April 2. While a complete card is yet to be announced, Arc System Works Guilty Gear Strive, SNKs The King of Fighters XV, Bandai Namcos Tekken 7, and Capcoms Street Fighter V: Champion Edition are confirmed to stay attendance.
The looks of SFV on the primary card is something of a curiosity, considering that Capcom is considering a spring 2023 release because of its successor, Street Fighter 6. The Industrys Chris Moyse continues to be betting on a February release, but you might imagine that this type of launch date (March at the most recent) will be only a tad too late to start to see the new fighter headline the Evo Japan card. Still, its quite clear that Capcom will need SF6 out in the required time to be eligible for next years Evo USA, therefore the predicted date still stands.
Evo Japan will return in March 2023. Make sure to check out all the fighting game headlines from days gone by weekend over in our round-up guide the following.
Senior Editor – Chris has been playing video gaming because the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse