Evo: The Evolution of Fighting Games
Evo is the world’s largest and most prestigious fighting game tournament, where players from around the globe compete for glory and prizes in various titles. Evo showcases the best of the best in fighting games, from classics like Street Fighter and Tekken, to newcomers like Guilty Gear Strive and Mortal Kombat 11. Evo is more than just a competition, it’s a celebration of the fighting game community, culture and history.
Evo 2023 will take place on August 4-6th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will feature eight games in the main lineup, as well as side tournaments, exhibitions, panels, cosplay and more. Evo 2023 will also be streamed live online for millions of viewers to enjoy. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a curious newcomer, Evo 2023 is the ultimate fighting game experience.
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Here are some of the games that will be featured at Evo 2023:
- Street Fighter 6: The latest installment in the legendary fighting game series, Street Fighter 6 introduces new mechanics, characters and stages to the mix. The game also features a robust online mode, a World Tour mode and a Fighting Ground mode where players can create their own custom rules and challenges. Street Fighter 6 is available on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
- Tekken 7: The seventh main entry in the iconic 3D fighting game franchise, Tekken 7 continues the saga of the Mishima family and their rivals. The game boasts a large roster of characters, each with their own unique fighting style and moves. Tekken 7 also supports cross-play between PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
- Guilty Gear Strive: The newest game in the stylish and fast-paced anime fighting game series, Guilty Gear Strive features stunning graphics, fluid animations and intense gameplay. The game has a diverse cast of characters, each with their own personality and abilities. Guilty Gear Strive is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.
- Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate: The ultimate edition of the eleventh installment in the brutal and bloody fighting game series, Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate includes all the DLC characters, skins and stages that have been released so far. The game also features a cinematic story mode, a variety of online and offline modes and the signature Fatalities and Brutalities. Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia.
Here are the other four games in the lineup:
- The King of Fighters XV: The fifteenth installment in the classic team-based fighting game series, The King of Fighters XV features a roster of over 40 characters, each with their own team and story. The game also has a new graphics engine, a revamped gameplay system and a dynamic soundtrack. The King of Fighters XV is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: The ultimate crossover fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features over 80 characters from various video game franchises, each with their own moves and abilities. The game also has a massive selection of stages, items, music and modes to choose from. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available on Nintendo Switch.
- Dragon Ball FighterZ: The acclaimed anime fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ features characters from the popular Dragon Ball series, each with their own special attacks and transformations. The game also has a thrilling story mode, a robust online mode and a spectator mode where players can watch other matches. Dragon Ball FighterZ is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
- Granblue Fantasy: Versus: The spin-off fighting game based on the popular mobile RPG, Granblue Fantasy: Versus features characters from the Granblue Fantasy universe, each with their own skills and weapons. The game also has a unique RPG mode where players can explore dungeons, fight bosses and level up their characters. Granblue Fantasy: Versus is available on PlayStation 4 and PC.
Evo 2023 is not only a tournament, but also a festival of fighting games. Attendees can enjoy various activities and attractions at the event, such as:
- Exhibitions: Watch some of the most exciting and hype matches between top players, celebrities and special guests.
- Panels: Learn from some of the best minds in the fighting game industry, such as developers, commentators and content creators.
- Cosplay: Dress up as your favorite fighting game character and show off your creativity and passion.
- Merchandise: Browse through a variety of booths and vendors selling official and fan-made fighting game merchandise and memorabilia.
- Community: Meet and mingle with fellow fighting game fans from all over the world and make new friends and rivals.