@AksysGames and @ArcSystemWorks join forces to support @EVO!

Evolution 2017 just keeps getting better and it hasn’t even begun yet!

If you so happen to favor anime fighting games such as Guilty Gear or Blazblue, and you’re set to go to EVO next month, you’ll be pleased to know that both Aksys Games and Arc System Works are partnering up to deliver an unparalleled experience!

The full write-up on the fruits of their partnership can be seen here, but for those who’d prefer not to make the jump, we’ll summarize the details here.

  • as you’ll recall, two of the games to be featured in EVO’s lineup are Guilty Gear XRD Revelator 2 and Blazblue: Central Fiction. Both of these titles will receive $10,000 pot bonuses as a result of the partnership, thereby giving competitors a greater incentive to step up their game!
  • Aksys Games will select two players to represent North America at the Arc Revolution Cup. The duo will be labeled as Aksys Heroes and will lead a fighting game team against the competition at the Cup. Rules and selection details have yet to be released.
  • Aksys and ArcSystemWorks will distribute commemorative bags – one per person – for no charge. If you support their works, give ’em a visit and grab a bag!
  • the higher-ups from ArcSystemWorks, Daisuke Ishiwatari and Toshimichi Mori will be in attendance at EVO for signing sessions at their assigned booth.
  • new merchandise based on Guilty Gear and Blazblue will be available for purchase.
  • finally, Aksys and ArcSystemWorks will broadcast all footage of the action at their booth in both the English and Japanese languages, for the convenience of those who will not be able to attend EVO this year.

Frankly, we can appreciate this amazing gesture from the developers responsible for conceiving the games that are cherished by their communities. Whether you’re a member of the Anime FGC or not, they will make your experience at EVO worthwhile!

Aksys Games is the company responsible for translating ArcSystemWorks’s games into English before publishing them. Obviously, the Guilty Gear and Blazblue franchises are among the works translated and published by Aksys. ArcSystemWorks is, of course, the company responsible for the creation of these games, and they are currently undergoing the task of developing their newest 2.5D anime fighter, Dragonball Fighter Z, set to be released next year with a closed beta coming this summer!

Perhaps we’ll see some amazing things about the new Dragonball fighting game at EVO this year? One can certainly hope!

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