After a long absence, Evo 2022 was a magnificent return to form as a one-of-a-kind event chock full of top competitors from across the globe, insane competitions, and just lots of fans of fighting games.
This year, it seems like even the creators have upped their announcement game. There are several major revelations that you may have missed if you took a brief break from the action.
Because of this, we’d want to give you all a brief summary and evaluation of all the significant fighting game news from the previous weekend.
Nearly all of the companies that had titles on the Evo mainstage had something significant to present, and even some of those who didn’t still contribute to the event’s excitement.
Arcade1UP and Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Since the remaster was removed from digital shops in 2013, no one has been able to formally purchase Marvel vs. Capcom 2, but that is about to change.
A unique MvC2 cabinet will be released later this year, according to Arcade1UP.
Additionally, the home arcade system will include 8 titles in total, including Marvel vs. Capcom 2, MvC2, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men: Children of the ATOM, X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse, and Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems.
Pre-orders will be available for $599 USD starting next month. More details are available here.
Update to the Persona 4 Arena Ultimax netcode is released
In response to fan complaints, Atlus earlier this year promised to provide a rollback netcode in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. After a brief period of silence, they announced that users on the PlayStation 4 and PC can finally download the rollback update for Ultimax.
Trailer for Umbral Core
Earlier this summer, Umbral Core, an independent fighting game, was initially shown. To promote the game and provide some features, the creators created a teaser trailer.
Later this year, this moody and gloomy combatant will release both an open alpha and a Kickstarter to fund its entire vision.
Route map for Season 2 of Guilty Gear
The second season of Guilty Gear Strive’s content plan was unveiled by Arc System Works during their Evo panel.
This fall, there will be a crossplay beta test for PlayStation and PC users, followed quickly by a complete update.
While the remaining fighters won’t be available until some time in 2023, Guilty Gear will have one more DLC character available this year during the fall.
During the winter, a new balance patch is also expected to go live.
Rollback for Samurai Shodown and Ross play for King of Fighters 15
A rollback netcode option for most versions of 2019’s Samurai Shodown is coming, according to the developers, in one of this weekend’s more surprising news. The feature has been requested by the community since the game’s initial release.
The rollback update is expected to release sometime in the early spring of 2023
The King of Fighters 15 was the subject of yet another significant quality-of-life upgrade announcement from SNK, with cross-platform play across Xbox, PlayStation, and PC expected in 2023.
Marie will visit Skullgirls.
Following Black Dahlia, Marie will be the last DLC character added to 2nd Encore’s Season Pass, according to the Skullgirls devs.
Marie will ultimately join the playable cast of characters sometime in 2023 after serving as the game’s boss character and owner of the Skull Heart.
Map for Season 1 of MultiVersus
In the midst of their $100,000 Evo side tournament, Warner Bros. unveiled a preview of the MultiVersus Season 1 content pipeline.
As was previously stated, Rick and Morty will appear in the game as two distinct characters. The official release of Season 1 will also have the ranked online mode for MultiVersus and a classic arcade mode.
Additionally, players will be able to purchase costumes for Lebron James as Robin and Valkyrie dressed as Bugs Bunny.