EVO 2017 is the ultimate fighting showcase, a spectacle where some of the best fighting players in the world get together to show off their skills in all sorts of games, including Capcom efforts like Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Street Fighter V, and other fan favorites like Killer Instinct. But now, it appears to be a showcase of games that haven't even come out yet.
The official tournament organizers have confirmed that Bandai Namco will be bringing its critically acclaimed anime brawler Dragon Ball FighterZ to the show, so players can check out the fighting action, as produced by the team behind Guilty Gear, Arc System Works.
The game was a huge draw last month when it first debuted at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, gaining fan from both journalists and fans alike with its exquisite animations, its fun 2D style gameplay, and its abundant cast of characters. So it'll no doubt be a huge draw to fans, and there will also be tournaments with prizes ready to be given out – probably anime-related.
Meanwhile, Square Enix is also bringing some battling to the big show as well, as the company has confirmed that it will provide playable kiosks with its just-announced Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Though it doesn't fit entirely into the mold of the usual fighting tactics, it should no doubt be a huge draw for fans as well, before it makes its release next year to PlayStation 4.
Having games like these should make EVO 2017 an even bigger must-attend event, as if the countless fighting tournaments that are taking place aren't enough. The line-up will include a number of fan favorites, including Pokken Tournament and Mortal Kombat XL, as well as oddball entries like ARMS, Windjammers and Nidhogg.
The show will take place July 14th through the 16th in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. For those that can't attend live, don't worry – you'll be able to watch live via Twitch streaming the entire weekend, so you won't miss a thing!