Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Evo

Lee Chaolan, along with Violet, join cast of Tekken 7

Tekken 7 (PC, Xbox One) Gamescom Story Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tekken 7’s roster expanded today with news that Lee Chaolan is being added to the cast. Not just Lee, either, but also his alter ego Violet. Adopted by Heihachi and raised to be the rival of Kazuya, Lee went on to form a robotics company. As Heihachi and Kazuya continue their war, Lee waits for his moment to strike. Lee’s is just one of several plotlines that are set to play out during Tekken 7’s Story Mode.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Bob and Master Raven join the cast of Tekken 7 with screens, trailers

Tekken 7 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Character Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada was on-hand at this year’s Evo to reveal two more characters from Tekken 7’s roster: Bob and Master Raven. Bob, a practitioner of Freestyle Karate, debuted in Tekken 6, while the original Raven was introduced in Tekken 5. The two feature in new trailers along with a handful of new screenshots.


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The King of Fighters XIV to be at EVO 2016 with demo, tourney

The King of Fighters XIV (PS4) EVO 2016 Info Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus and SNK are once again bringing King of Fighters to EVO. This year, EVO 2016 will host a booth and a small tournament for The King of Fighters XIV. They will be bringing the latest build for some hands-on time, including a free-to-enter tournament that will net winners $1,400 for first, $700 for second, and $350 for third place. A panel will also be held with artists and developers on hand to answer questions and sign autographs. The full schedule can be found below.


PlayStation 4 News

Street Fighter V gets high-flying wrestler R. Mika

Street Fighter V (PC, PS4) R Mika Reveal - Screenshot 1

Another Street Fighter Alpha character has joined Nash in Street Fighter V, aspiring wrestler R. Mika. A heavy-hitting high-flyer, Rainbow Mika is a famous wrestler who is inspired by another beloved brawler, Zangief. She can also call upon her tag partner, Nadeshiko, to join in when players utilize her V-Trigger ability. PAX attendees can try a new demo at Capcom’s booth (#3103) that has R. Mika unlocked for play.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Vega returns to the fight, joins roster of Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V (PC, PS4) Vega Reveal - Screenshot 1

The almighty clawed one has joined the cast of Street Fighter V. Vega is the latest of the veterans to make his return, and he arrives shortly after the reveal of the first of V’s four newcomers, Necalli. Vega joins returning fighters Birdie, Cammy, Chun-Li, Ken, M. Bison, Nash, and Ryu. Check below for a new trailer and over a dozen-plus screenshots showing him in action.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Street Fighter V upgrade, DLC plans announced, Necalli revealed

Street Fighter V (PC, PS4) Necalli Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom announced the latest addition to Street Fighter V during Evo 2015. Unlike the previous reveals, this one is new to the series: Necalli. A brawler that possesses “a wide variety of savage and close range attacks,” Necalli’s V-Skill engages a damaging ground pound, while his V-Trigger channels an energy through him that changes his appearance and alters his personality. Capcom also revealed their DLC plans for Street Fighter V. All post-launch gameplay content will be unlockable through gameplay or purchasable, whichever the player prefers. And in breaking with franchise tradition, all balance changes, system adjustments, and upgrades will be free—no more Ultra, Arcade, Hyper, or Championship Edition shenanigans. Check below for a new trailer and a handful of new screenshots.


DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Atlus adding $10,000 to Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Evo 2015 prize pool

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (360, PS3) Adachi DLC and Evo Announcement - Screenshot 6

Atlus is sweetening the Evo pot for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The studio announced today that they are adding a $10,000 price pool for finals. For those looking to enter, Atlus noted that the competition will be using the current version of the PS3 console. Another Persona will also be at the tournament, the rhythm-based spin-off Persona 4: Dancing All Night, along with competitive Catherine and stations for practicing Ultimax.


PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

New extended version of Tekken 7 trailer revealed at Comic-Con

Bandai Namco has released an extended version of the Tekken 7 teaser that was debuted during this year’s Evo. The new cut was shown at the studio’s Fighting Game panel during Comic-Con and runs a little over a minute and a half longer than the original.


Convention, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Bandai Namco reveals Tekken 7 at Evo 2014

Bandai Namco decided to add even more energy (some might say “hype”) to Evo 2014 by announcing Tekken 7. Details were scarce, save for that Unreal Engine 4 is being used to power the brawler. According to series executive producer and game director Katsuhiro Harada, the team went with UE4 to “focus our efforts on making Tekken 7 the best possible game without worrying about spending time creating a stand-alone graphic engine.” A teaser was released, however, offering a few hints at what’s in store.


PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Atlus details Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Evo side tourney, Adachi DLC

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (360, PS3) Adachi DLC and Evo Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has announced that Adachi, the hapless detective in Persona 4, will be available as a downloadable character in the upcoming fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. He is being added as paid DLC, but players who purchase the game early enough will be able to download his pack for free during launch week. In Evo news, Atlus also announced that they will not only have hands-on demos available at their booth, but that they are also putting up a $1,000 prize purse for a Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Side Tournament. Interested attendees can sign up through Dustloop on-site an hour before play begins. Check here for more details.


DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News