EVO is the largest annual fighting game event. It’s a big deal for a fighting game to earn one of its 8, coveted slots. Those games are current, part of the conversation. Viable. Alive. Answering speculation, 2017’s Marvel vs Capcom Infinite won’t be represented at EVO 2018, with a team-battling slot taken up by the newest Dragon Ball FighterZ.
You can take a look at the full line-up below.
Releasing back in September 2017, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is the latest iteration of Capcom’s team-based Marvel vs Capcom series. In EVO 2017, the series was represented with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Infinite has never had a slot in EVO, and now the series won’t be there at all.
Many see the inclusion of Dragon Ball FighterZ as its replacement. It’s another team-based fighting game, having (like MvC3) 3 vs 3 matches. Appearing alongside Guilty Gear Xrd REV2 and BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, that makes 3 of the 8 titles Arc System Works developed fighting games. Both of those are new to EVO 2018, too.
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is another new addition, and seems to be replacing BlazBlue Central Fiction, despite being more of a spin-off title. Another team-based fighter, it pits teams of 2 characters from BlazBlue, Under Night, Persona, and RWBY, against one another.
The King of Fighters XIV won’t be making a repeat appearance from its place in EVO 2017.
What do you think of the picks for this year?
EVO 2018 is taking place 3rd – 5th August 2018 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.