EVO Event Organizer, Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar, took to the Red Bull eSports Twitch channel to announce the official lineup of fighting games to be played at this year’s EVO Tournament (Evolution Championship Series).
These nine titles are the main focus for EVO 2016, with four of them coming out later this year to consoles. Newcomer titles include Street Fighter V, Pokkèn Tournament, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, and Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-. Past titles coming back from last year’s EVO include Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, and both Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Melee.
EVO 2016 will be taking place on July 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
What do you get when you combine the ferociousness of Pokemon and the fighting mechanics of Tekken? Easy, Pokkén Tournament!
With news announced by Bandai Namco in 2013 and the official announcement of the game last year, Pokkén Tournament grabbed the attention of fans of both Pokemon and fighting games. Instead of the usual turn based battle system that we see in the handheld Pokemon Games, Pokkén Tournament allows you to move your Pokemon freely and battle (Fighting System is similar like the Naruto series). Pokemon to name such a few consists of Pikachu, Charizard, Machamp, and Gengar are part of the fighter roster with more to be announced soon.
We won’t be surprised if this title hits the EVO 2016 Roster next year.
Pokkén Tournament is exclusively for the Wii U and is stated for release in Spring 2016.
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