It’ll Be Mortal Kombat Vs. Street Fighter X Tekken Vs. King Of Fighters XIII For EVO 2012

It’ll Be Mortal Kombat Vs. Street Fighter X Tekken Vs. King Of Fighters XIII For EVO 2012

Fighting games thrive on competition. And trash talk. Especially trash talk. For fans of video game brawling, the biggest — yet most respectful — competition is the annual EVO series, which brings fight-stick masters from around the world to fireball their way to ultimate supremacy.

The promotion’s organisers have just announced the games that’ll be featured in this year’s schedule. Those wanting to make a run at greatness will need to hone their skills at the following games:

• Street Fighter X Tekken

• Super Street Fighter IV (Arcade Edition, Version 2012)

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• Soul Calibur 5

• King of Fighters XIII

• Mortal Kombat (2011)

Fighting game enthusiast website Shoruyken also runs down the tourney’s revamped scoring system, as well as when and where the qualifying events will be happening.

Introducing the Evo 2012 Game Lineup and Tournament Season! [Shoruyken]


  • Fighting games remain the one genre in which all forms of skill elude me. I’m going to have to try and fix that this year.

    • Just keep in mind that anyone who is good at fighters is good because of hours, and hours, and hours, and hours of practice. I’ve taught a few people to play fighters from scratch and it’s a really common misconception, that a single run through the game’s story will get you up to about 80% mastery like most other genres.

      I see people saying they’re not good at fighters and don’t understand why so often. These same people usually can’t reliably do a basic motion like a down-to-forward or dp motion. If you can’t even do that you’ve clearly spent more time mashing in Arcade mode thinking you’re getting better because you finally beat the boss than you have just practicing the motion, over and over, in training, like you should.

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