Both E3 & EVO To Go Ahead As Things Stand

Both E3 and EVO are to go ahead as things stand. E3 organiser Entertainment Software Association told Vice: “Given what we know at this time, we are moving ahead full speed with E3 2020 planning.” EVO president Joey Cuellar also tweeted: “There are no plans to cancel or postpone Evo 2020. See you in Vegas!” E3 2020 takes place from June 9-11. EVO 2020 takes place from July 31-August 2.

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Shuton Becomes Smash Champion at EVO Japan

Shuto “Shuton” Moriya won the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament at EVO Japan 2020, defeating Seisuke “Kome” Komeda in the finals. Shuton won a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with gold Smash logo, and a trophy which was presented to him by Masahiro Sakurai. Watch a brief clip below including Shuton hugging Sakurai!

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EVO Japan Prize Money Revealed

The prize money for EVO Japan 2020 has been revealed with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the only game not to have a cash prize (a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with gold Smash logo). BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE, SAMURAI SPIRITS, and SOULCALIBUR VI winners each get ¥500,000 ($4,538), whilst Street Fighter V Arcade Edition and Tekken 7 winners each get ¥1,000,000 ($9,075). EVO Japan takes place this weekend (24-26 January) at Makuhari Messe. Read about Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa talking Esports prize money at this post.

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SNK have announced that SAMURAI SPIRITS NEOGEO COLLECTION will be playable at EVO Japan on 24-25 January at Makuhari Messe (it won’t be exhibited on the 26th) along with SAMURAI SPIRITS. The Collection includes six Samurai Spirits (Samurai Shodown) NEOGEO games (I – V Special), adding online play, and more, and is scheduled for 2020 release. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be one of the headline games at EVO. Please note the screenshot is from an ACA NEOGEO release.

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Smash Headlining EVO Japan 2020

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was announced as one of the headline acts of EVO Japan 2020 from 24-26 January 2020 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, joining Tekken 7, Soul Calibur VI, Samurai Shodown, and BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle as the confirmed games. Applications can be made here.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate At EVO

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be featured as a main event title at EVO 2019 in Las Vegas from 02-04 August with Super Smash Bros. Melee finally dropped. The full list of titles are: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Soul Calibur VI, Samurai Shodown, and UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late.

Samurai Shodown was confirmed for global release in early Summer 2019 with the new teaser trailer added below…

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