AnimEVO 2019’s huge final game list was revealed, and it packs in a lot of cool competitive titles.
EVO is the biggest fighting game tournament of the year. This year, more than 14,000 people have entered to compete. The tournament will run next weekend–August 2nd through the 4th–and will feature a number of the biggest fighting games of the year, from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Mortal Kombat 11 and everything in between.
That same weekend, Las Vegas will also play host to the biggest side-tournaments of the year, which are collectively known as AnimEVO. So far, 937 people have registered to compete in AnimEVO 2019, giving beloved but older titles a renewed chance to shine. For example, Guilty Gear Xrd and its various iterations have been featured as part of the main EVO event every year since its initial release in 2014, but was left off the list this year to make room for other games. AnimEVO provides Guilty Gear fans with an arena that is almost as visible and prestigious.
AnimEVO 2019 will feature 31 (thirty-one!) great and classic titles. Check out the complete list of games below:
• Guilty Gear Xrd REV2
• BlazBlue: Central Fiction
• Million Arthur: Arcana Blood
• Kill la Kill the Game: IF
• Samurai Shodown II
• Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code
• Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
• Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition
• Vampire Savior
• Koihime Enbu RyoRaiRai
• Sailor Moon S
• The King of Fighters XIV
• Garou: Mark of the Wolves
• Fighter’s History Dynamite (Karnov’s Revenge)
• Ultra Fight Da ! Kyanta 2
• Gundam Versus 2v2 Teams
• Puyo Puyo Tetris (Swap)
• Catherine: Full Body
• Project Justice
• Catherine (Original Version)
• Puyo Puyo Champions
• Hokuto no Ken
• Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel
• Arcana Heart 3: Love Max Six StarS!!!!!!
• Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars
• Umineko: Golden Fantasia
• Guilty Gear: The Missing Link
• Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R
• TMNT: Tournament Fighters
As you can see, this is a pretty eclectic mix: there are some classic fighters, some provincial new ones, some puzzle games, and even some pseudo-sports titles here. What they all have in common, however, is the ability to spark hot-blooded competition. Tune in to catch the hype next weekend, August 2-4, via Twitch.tv. For more information about the games or registration, visit AnimEVO’s official site.