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Evo 2022 announcement recaps, from Marvel vs. Capcom 2 to the all-new Fatal Fury game and more

Living in the land of cross-play and rollback

Evo 2022 is a spectacular comeback after many years as a one-of-a-kind event packed with top competitors from around the world, crazy tournaments and many fighting game lovers.

Even the developers seem to have stepped up their announcement game this year, and if you’re only watching for a few minutes, you’re likely to miss a lot of important news.

That’s why we wanted to give you some quick roundups and recaps of all the big fighting game announcements from the past weekend.

Almost every company that took the title on the Evo main stage had something big to show, and there were even a few that didn’t bring excitement to the event.

So let’s start from scratch and work our way forward.

No one has been able to officially buy Marvel vs. Capcom 2 since the remake was pulled from digital stores in 2013, but that’s about to change.

Arcade1UP announced that they will be releasing a special MvC2 enclosure later this year.

In addition, the home arcade system will include MvC2, Marvel vs Capcom, Marvel Superheroes vs Street Fighter, X-Men vs Street Fighter, Marvel Superheroes, X-Men: Sons of Atom, X-Men: Battle for the Gems The mutant apocalypse and Marvel superheroes in .

Pre-orders go live next month for $599, and more information can be found here.

Atlus listened to fan feedback and committed to adding rollback network code to Persona 4 Arena Ultimax earlier this year.

After a period of silence, they dropped the news that the rollback update for Ultimax is now available for PlayStation and PC players.

Indie fighting game Umbral Core debuted earlier this summer, and the developer released a trailer for the upcoming game to show off early gameplay and talk about some details.

The dark and atmospheric fighter will release an open alpha later this year along with a Kickstarter to help them realize their full vision.

During their Evo panel, Arc System Works revealed the content roadmap for the second season of Guilty Gear Strive.

A cross-play beta test between PlayStation and PC players is scheduled to launch sometime this fall, followed by a full update shortly thereafter.

Guilty Gear will also release a DLC character this fall, while the rest of the fighters will drop sometime in 2023.

A new balance patch is also planned for sometime in winter.

You can find more information here.

One of the more unexpected announcements this weekend was on SNK’s Evo panel, where the developers said that most versions of Samurai Shodown in 2019 are rolling back the network code — a feature the community has been requesting since its original release.

This rollback update will be released around Spring 2023.

SNK also released another major quality-of-life improvement report for The King of Fighters XV, which will also accept cross-play between Xbox, PlayStation, and PC in 2023.

More information can be found here.

The developers of Skullgirls have announced that Marie will be the last DLC character to enter the 2nd Encore season pass after Black Dahlia.

Mary was originally the game’s boss character and Skull Hearts holder, but she’ll eventually be a playable roster member sometime in 2023.

You can find more information here.

During the $100,000 Evo side event, Warner Bros. revealed the content roadmap for the first season of MultiVersus.

As previously announced, Rick and Morty will appear in the game as 2 separate characters, and the official launch of Season 1 will also bring MultiVersus’ ranked online mode and classic arcade mode.

Players will also be able to get additional cosmetic items, such as LeBron James’ costumes as Robin and Valkyrie Bugs Bunny.

The start date for MVS Season 1 has yet to be determined, but you can find more information here.

After their Evo finale, Bandai Namco finally announced that Dragon Ball FighterZ will indeed receive a rollback network code update, but with some caveats.

First, many players will have to upgrade their current copy of DBFZ, as the rollback patch will only work with newly released PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game, as well as PC.

On top of that, content support for DBFZ officially ends after 4 years, and the developers have no more balance patches planned.

You can find more information here.

Not content with their early SamSho and crossplay announcements, SNK also brought in KOF15’s Samurai team, consisting of Samurai Shodown characters Haohmaru, Nakoruru and Darli Dagger.

The first 2 characters of season 2 have also been revealed as Shingo Yabuki and Kabuki Kim, who will be released in early 2023.

You can find the trailer and more info here.

As a final surprise, SNK dropped the bomb and the all-new Fatal Fury/Garou title has officially been greenlit and may begin production.

There have been no new entries in the iconic franchise since Garou: Mark of the Wolves was released in 2000.

They’ve only shown one image of the project, which seems to imply that Rock Howard will inherit his protagonist status from the last werewolf.

You can find more information here.

Bandai Namco gave their first glimpse of their next-generation Tekken project after the Evo finals at Tekken 7.

It only includes a short, highly detailed shot of Kazuya Mishima, and we don’t yet know if the game will actually be Tekken 8 or something.

Tekken 7 is also getting some additional developer support, with a new combat update coming out on August 17 to rebalance the cast and add more features to the gameplay.

More information can be found here.

While you’ve probably seen them elsewhere, Capcom has officially announced that newcomer Kimberly and Street Fighter 4 favorite Juri Han are playable characters in Street Fighter 6.

Both world warriors have received beautiful new trailers that provide their gameplay in Street Fighter 6.

Tasty Steve and James Chen have also been revealed as game reviewers for Street Fighter VI.

You can watch the trailer and find out more here.

Guilty Gear Strive officially wraps up Evo this year with the biggest in-game tournament the series has ever seen, and Arc System Works has one last surprise for everyone.

The developers dropped Bridget’s gameplay trailer as the first DLC character for Strive Season 2, which featured plenty of yo-yos and teddy bears.

Oh, and you can now play as a classic Guilty Gear warrior.

You can find Bridget’s trailer and more info here.

Here’s our review of every big fighting game announcement made at Evo 2022.

Let us know your favorite/most unexpected big finds and your best moments in the tournament in the comments.

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