Evo 2022: Sony Announces New Live Show With Announcements from Capcom, Warner Bros., and More
Sony has announced PlayStation Tournaments: Evo Lounge, an all-new live show that will feature “exciting content and reveals” from top fighting game developers and publishers.
Capcom (Street Fighter), Warner Bros., (MultiVersus, Mortal Kombat, Injustice), Bandai Namco (Tekken, Dragon Ball FighterZ), Arc System Works (Guilty Gear), and SNK (King of Fighters) will all participate in the live show, which airs live from Evo 2022 on August 5 and 6, according to PlayStation Blog.
Sony hasn’t hinted at the type of announcements we can expect, but considering the breadth of acclaimed series between the participating companies, fighting game fans will likely want to tune into the show — or stay tuned to IGN for any big announcements. Evo Lounge will be hosted by unspecified players and commentators from the fighting game community.
This will be the first in-person Evo event held by Sony, who purchased the tournament in 2021. (The company held a digital-only event last August, but canceled the in-person Evo Showcase due to COVID-19 concerns.)
Sony previously announced the nine-game Evo 2022 lineup: Street Fighter 5: Championship Edition, Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Tekken 7, King of Fighters 15, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.
Smash Bros. is notably absent from the lineup, as Nintendo chose not to participate in Evo 2022.