As the definitive fighting game tournament (for the Western world that is), the EVO2K
series is always one of the years hottest events. This year will be no exception as the final line-up of games has been decided.
Returning for yet another headlining act will be Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
. It will be joined by Marvel VS Capcom 2
, Guilty Gear XX Slash
, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
, Capcom vs SNK 2
and the immortal Super Street Fighter II Turbo
. New to this years competition are Virtua Fighter 5
and Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Melee
The latter of the two isn't all that surprising as Mario Kart DS
was thrown into the fray last year for both fun and profit. Virtua Fighter 5
on the other hand will be interesting. The last time Sega's flagship fighter graced the stage of EVO was in 2004 and the turnout weren't favorable to say the least. While a new game could help strengthen the community, we'll have to wait and see if it can generate better results.
If you're interested in throwing down with some of the best in the world, check EVO's website for information regarding qualifiers in your area. If not, you can always qualify at the main event itself in Las Vegas.