The games have been announced!
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver.2012
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
- Mortal Kombat 9
- Street Fighter X Tekken ver.2013
- King of Fighters XIII
- Persona 4: Arena
- *Player's choice slot: Players will donate to a breast cancer charity, and the game with the most donations will receive the 8th slot. Games in contention are all of those in this poll with over 500 votes.
Also announced were the American EVO regional qualifiers:
- Southern California Regionals 2013 (January 18)
- Northern California Regionals (April 26)
- Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 (May 24)
- CEO 2013 (June 28)
The games will be announced by Mr. Wizard on this week's WakeUP SRK Live Podcast at 10PM EST/7PM PST. Click here for a link to the Twitch channel. [LIVE NOW]
EVO, or the Evolution Championship Series is a massive annual fighting game tournament series. It is generally considered to be one of the largest and most prestigious fighting game events of the year, drawing in players from all over the world. If there's a fighting game event to watch throughout the entire year, it's EVO.
You can watch the EVO 2013 trailer here. EVO 2013 will take place July 12-14 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.
EVO as an event is considered to be fairly influential in the fighting game community, and the games chosen for one of the biggest stages in fighting games could be influential in the directions the community or sub-communities for games go. Communities look on to see if their games represented, and if they don't we can still be entertained by the salt.