Get hyped for Evo Japan 2018 with these official trailers

By on November 30, 2017 at 11:15 am
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The hype for Evo’s 2018 expansion into Japan continues, as the second and third official trailers for the event have just been released. In the first video, Japanese fighting game legends Echo Fox|Tokido, Hx.CYG BST|Daigo Umehara, Mago, GodsGardenPro|Kazunoko and Evo Japan Steering Committee Chairman Kaneko “Hameko” Noriyuki speak about their experiences with the Evolution Championship Series in America, and what it means to be able to bring the event over to Japan.

In the third official trailer, we see that the three-day event will be taking place in Tokyo, with the first two days on Friday and Saturday emanating from Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, while the Sunday finals will be held in Akihabara at the Akihabara UDX. The seven-game lineup will be as follows:

  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
  • Tekken 7
  • The King of Fighters XIV
  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction
  • Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2
  • ARMS
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Evo Japan 2018 takes place on January 26-28. Registration for the event will remain open for one more month — until Sunday, December 31st, 2017 — and you can find more information here. If you’d like to be a part of history and make a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, you can head over to for more information, and be sure to follow @EvoJapanNews and @Evo on Twitter. You can see both trailers below!

Source: EVO Japan

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