Street Fighter 6, Tekken 8, Dragon Ball FighterZ… les 5 annonces qu’il ne fallait pas manquer à l’EVO 2022

Street Fighter 6, Tekken 8, Dragon Ball FighterZ... les 5 annonces qu'il ne fallait pas manquer à l'EVO 2022

game news Street Fighter 6, Tekken 8, Dragon Ball FighterZ… the 5 announcements you shouldn’t miss in EVO 2022

The weekend of August 5-7, 2022 was the biggest fighting game event of the year. Between two tournaments and the coronation of Wawa in Dragon Ball FighterZ, the editors took the opportunity to chain the announcements. Fatal Fury, Street Fighter 6, Tekken or even Guilty Gear Strive… here are the announcements not to be missed during EVO 2022.

Summary

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ: Rollback and Next-Gen Versions
  • Fatal Fury: An expected return
  • Street Fighter 6: two new fighters on the list
  • Tekken: A new project presented
  • Guilty Gear Strive: Bridget enters the arena

Dragon Ball FighterZ: Rollback and Next-Gen Versions

Dragon Ball FighterZ is undoubtedly one of EVO’s flagship games since its sensational launch in January 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and a few months later on Nintendo Switch. Although the Arc System Works title was available on the 9th generation consoles, thanks to backwards compatibility, it lacked the actual PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions. Now it’s done. Indeed, Bandai Namco has just announced dedicated versions of these new machines. A release date has not yet been announced. Note that they will be offered for free to owners of the games on PS4 and Xbox One. Good news never comes alone, producer Tomoko Hiroki confirmed. the arrival of network code rollback to be able to play online in better conditions. Enabled by default on console, it will be optional on PC. The network code rollback is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ on a yet unknown date.


Fatal Fury: An expected return

Japanese publisher SNK has clearly been busy at EVO 2022 with several successive announcements made during the American event. Now it’s official The legendary Fatal Fury (or Garou in Japan) fighting game series is back. However, the title has just received the green light, which means that the project is in its early days and we will have to wait to find out more. Fans will have to settle for a first image for now (see below). This Tonko illustration suggests that this new game is a direct sequel to Garou: Mark of the Wolves. You can see the fighter Rock Howard, adopted son of Terry Bogard, as well as Billy Kane and Kain R. Heinlein, Rock’s uncle and the main antagonist of the game released in 1999 in Japan.


Street Fighter 6: two new fighters on the list

Street Fighter 6, although not part of the official competition, clearly made its mark on this weekend dedicated to fighting games. Indeed, Capcom continues its communication campaign around the sixth episode of its famous franchise leaving up two new fighters in the ring of SF6, namely Kimberly and Juri. Thus, they join Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, and Guile in the roster of playable characters. As Kimberly blends her ninja skills and her love of popular culture to create a style all her own, Juri makes a mischievous comeback, not without learning new moves to baffle her opponents. Finally, Capcom Pro Tour veterans Tasty Steve and James Chen join the ranks of Street Fighter 6’s real-time commentators along with Vicious and Aru.

Street Fighter 6, Tekken 8, Dragon Ball FighterZ... the 5 announcements you shouldn't miss in EVO 2022

Tekken: A new project presented

Right after Tekken 7’s grand finale at EVO 2022, Bandai Namco released a trailer showcasing the next major update for their fighting game. However, it is Kazuya’s modernized face accompanied by an enigmatic “Get ready” that served as the conclusion to the sequence. Therefore, the Japanese publisher would be working on a new Tekken game. We can assume that this trailer points to Tekken 8, although franchise director Katsuhiro Harada has yet to confirm anything. The move from the 1994 PlayStation version of Kazuya to the modern one could also indicate that Bandai Namco is working on a reboot or remake of the saga.

Street Fighter 6, Tekken 8, Dragon Ball FighterZ... the 5 announcements you shouldn't miss in EVO 2022

Guilty Gear Strive: Bridget enters the arena

Arc System Works, great architect of fighting games since its creation in 1988, gave some news about Guilty Gear Strive, the latest installment in the saga. In addition to having revealed the roadmap of its season 2 and the delayed arrival of crossplay, Japanese studios have revealed the first character of the second season. It is about Bridget, a boy raised as a girl to escape the beliefs of his hometown. The latter fights with a yo-yo and can count on Roger, a mechanical teddy bear possessed by a ghost. This new character is available now, provided you have purchased Season Pass 2 or the DLC.

Street Fighter 6, Tekken 8, Dragon Ball FighterZ... the 5 announcements you shouldn't miss in EVO 2022


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