The word “hype”, in this business at least, in most cases refers to the buzz surrounding an upcoming video game. For fighting game fans, though, it has a very different and not-so-specific meaning.
Just as we saw with the Marvel vs Capcom 3 final, the upsets continued this weekend at fighting game tournament EVO 2011, with Street Fighter “superstar” Daigo Umehara only able to finish fourth at this year’s Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition event.
EVO 2010 was a blast. So EVO 2011, the world’s biggest fighting game tournament, should also be a…blast?