Frieza's big bro
EVO 2018 has fully delivered in terms of fighting game announcements. We've been informed about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, saw a new trailer revealing the DLC characters in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and found out Windjammers was on its way to the Switch. Bandai Namco's cont
The EVO Championship Series is an annual event held in Las Vegas bringing together top players who specialise in a variety of fighting games and finding out who’s the best. This year was no different, with multiple games represented including Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and, of course, the Super Smash Bros...
Could a new franchise also be added?
Similar to every other fighting game in the modern era, Arc System Works' BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is receiving post-release content. With the game now finally available here in the west, fans who were in attendance at the game's EVO 2018 finals were treated to a look at the previously announced Character...
The 1994 competitive disc throwing arcade game Windjammers will be released on the Nintendo Switch later this year. The announcement was made during the Windjammers Global World Disc Throwing Championship at EVO 2018. The Switch version is the same as other modern versions of the title, featuring a number of enhancements...
Now with added Nakoruru from Samurai Shodown
SNK has published a new trailer for its upcoming fighting title SNK Heroines to coincide with EVO Japan 2018, and the level of fan service on display is off the chart. As well as showing plenty of gleefully bouncing flesh, the trailer also details how you can customise your fighter and gives a little bit...
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U makes the cut, Melee doesn't
This year's Evo extravaganza brought a range of reveals along with the high-end competitive play, and included some details related to the first ever Evo Japan. It'll take place in Tokyo from 26th to 28th January and will feature two prominent Nintendo titles in its line-up. Tekken...
Nintendo to focus on September release in booth
Evo 2017 isn't far away, taking place from 14th to 16th July; the ever-present Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be major parts of the event too, with both tournaments typically drawing huge crowds at the event and online. Pokkén Tournament DX won't be...
"Just dipping a toe in the water"
We know that Nintendo Treehouse staff are serious gamers, and a former member of the club and now a well known Senior Product Marketing Manager at Nintendo of America is aiming to show his commitment to a favourite game. Bill Trinen, well known for his Nintendo Direct appearances and ongoing role as translator for...
Re-joins after a dramatic 2013 appearance
Keen fighting game fans may already have Evo 2014 in their diaries, taking place at Las Vegas Hotel & Casino between 11-13th July and all set to be streamed online to thousands of eager fans. Those that followed last year's events may also recall the controversy and happy ending over its Super Smash...
130,000 were watching
While the EVO tournament is always a popular event, the issues surrounding the inclusion of Super Smash Bros. Melee grabbed a lot of headlines. The Nintendo legal team denied permission for the game to be live streamed, and then Nintendo of America rapidly retracted that decision, so that the brawler's contest could go ahead...
It wasn't just the stream
We know that Nintendo, in recent months, has been attempting to assert greater control over its image and any representation of its IPs. It started claiming the advert money from monetized videos featuring its properties on YouTube, before subsequently backing down in some cases; it wouldn't be surprising if this was due to...
Tournament now returning to regularly scheduled programming
Mere hours ago it was revealed by Shoryuken that Nintendo was, for some unknown, likely inane reason or another, blocking a stream of 2001 Gamecube title Super Smash Bros. Melee from the EVO 2013 fighting game tournament in Las Vegas this month. Well, scratch that: After a flurry of...
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