The Evolution Championship Series (Or Evo) is the big event in the Fighting game calendar. An annually held tournament that takes place in The United States with players travelling from all around the world to compete. This year they are having eight main tournament games, seven of which have been already been announced. Unlike in previous years however one of the games is going to be picked by way of a charity donation drive, the game that receives the most donations in it’s name will get that eighth slot and all the proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Evo 2013 is being held July 12-14 at the Paris Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
During the Street Fighter 25th anniversary tournament Capcom have made an unexpected announcement. On December 17th, just in time for it’s 25th anniversary Capcom are releasing a free download game for PC. Street Fighter X Megaman.
Apologies, I was far too slow to get a screen grab from the trailer (was in shock) however you can have a look at the details and download the game when it comes out here.
UPDATE: Trailer has been uploaded to YouTube.
Are you any good at Street Fighter? Can you get to Telford for the First and Second of December? Well if so you might be interested in this: Signups for the UK qualifier of the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter Tournament have just opened here.
To help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter, Capcom is organizing a series of tournaments throughout the year in locations across the globe that will include over $500,000 worth of cash, non-cash prizing, and amenities. This high-stakes tournament series will culminate in a grand finals event held in San Francisco on Dec. 8, 2012 and will include players who qualify in the preliminary tournaments throughout the year. The tournament series will feature the following monumental titles from the past and present: Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
To get you interested here is a video of the EVO 2011 Super Street Fighter IV AE Final
Now if only I had the time to go to Telford and then on to California. And also was good at Street Fighter.
Another one of my “one to watch” posts, this time a small indie freeware title, but one that looks to be having more effort put into it per team member than any of this year’s AAA titles…and Modern Warfare 3.
You see, this is why I love PC Gaming, there is no way this could ever be done on a console, the whole idea of being an open platform means that just about anything can, and indeed will, be made by bedroom coders and small studios. There are people who make things because they want to, not because it pays their wages or the shareholders dividends, but I digress, the drawbacks of capitalism in what is an artistic industry are not what I am here to discuss. I am in fact here to tell you about Mane6’s upcoming game, My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic.