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EVO 2016 lineup has been annouced

by: Russell -
More On: Tekken 7 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Killer Instinct Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Mortal Kombat X Street Fighter V Pokken Tournament EVO 2016

We're still several months away from the biggest fighting game tournament of the year, but it's never too early to start practicing.  That being said, Shoryuken.com has reported that the lineup for EVO 2016 has been revealed and it has a surprising inclusion...and a surprising exclusion.  This year's lineup includes:

  • Street Fighter V
  • Guilty Gear Xrd
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Tekken 7
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Killer Instinct
  • Pokken Tournament

The surprising inclusion is Pokken Tournament, namely because in the past there has been issues getting Nintendo to allow Super Smash Bros. at EVO, but I'm all for it myself.  The surprising exclusion, at least in my opinion, is Ultra Street Fighter IV.  Granted I know that's because Street Fighter V is about to launch, but like how Marvel vs. Capcom 2 stuck around a bit after Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was released, I figured Ultra Street Fighter IV would still get one more year.  I also just noticed the lack of both BlazBlue and King of Fighters, both of which have provided many hype moments over the years, especially within the past couple of years.