Evo Japan 2019's Main Lineup Includes Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition and Tekken 7

The stage is set for Evo Japan 2019 with a host of fighting games on the lineup including heavy hitter Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.

December 15, 2018

This year has been non-stop for high caliber fighting game tournaments and it looks like 2019 is set to follow suit with Japan’s Evolution Championship Series 2019. The official Evo Twitter page has recently revealed exactly which titles we can expect to see Asia’s top fighting game players going head to head in during the event. The main lineup is littered with fairly obvious choices, but each of which has a solid fanbase within the fighting game community.

Tekken 7 will be represented at the event. The latest installment of the classic 3D fighting game franchise has proven to be incredibly popular in recent Evo events. The game in its current form sees many of the characters from Season 2 as tournament legal including Armor King, Craig Marduk, Nina Williams, and Lei Wulong.


Bandai Namco’s other heavy hitter SoulCalibur VI is also featured as one of the top games for the event. The recently released weapon-based title sees a mix of new characters and classic returning fighters such as Cervantes, Voldo and Mitsurugi.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle also joins the fight. The chaotic crossover title features a wealth of characters from the RWBY, Persona, and Under Night In-Birth franchises as well as classic Blazblue veterans.

Along with BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle holding firm for classic 2D fighters, The King of Fighters XIV and the utterly gorgeous Guilty Gear: Xrd Revelator 2 will also be on the lineup.

Of course, no major fighting game event during this generation of consoles would be complete without an appearance from Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. The consistently evolving title has taken the top spot at most of the events throughout the year including Las Vegas’ Evo 2018. Now in its third season, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition remains one of the most popular fighting games on the planet.

If you want to get to grips with Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition before Evo Japan kicks off on February 15, 2019, in Fukuoka Kokusai Center; you can pick up a copy on Amazon. To sweeten the deal, you can test drive the popular fighting game this weekend during its free trial which coincides with the Capcom Cup 2018.


Eoghan Murphy

Eoghan is a gaming veteran with over 25 years of button mashing experience under his belt, and a particular interest in eSports. When not playing or collecting games, he can be heard presenting and producing radio shows in Ireland.

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