The EVO 2023 tournament, known as the biggest fighting tournament in the world, brought exciting moments and major game announcements. One of the highlights was the crossover between Street Fighter 6 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where players can enjoy TMNT gear, emotes, titles, stamps, and costumes in Street Fighter 6. Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo won't be full characters but will still make an appearance in this collaboration.
Street Fighter 6 also unveiled a teaser trailer for its next DLC character, A.K.I. This “maniacal poison aficionado” will join the roster in Autumn 2023, showcasing her creepy and sadistic attacks.
Mortal Kombat 1 revealed new fighters for its upcoming release, including Reptile, Ashrah, and Havik. Sareena will also join the game as a Kameo fighter. NetherRealm Studios treated fans to a reveal trailer, giving a glimpse of the new characters and the thrilling story awaiting players on September 19, 2023.
Raven, a fan-favorite character from Tekken, will be returning in Tekken 8. Joining Raven is a newcomer named Azucena, known as the Peruvian coffee queen. Raven, a secret intelligence officer with ninja skills, uses copies of himself to attack opponents, while Azucena playfully dodges and counters her foes with ease and power.
SNK announced the highly-anticipated Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves at EVO 2023. This will be the first new Fatal Fury game since 1999, featuring iconic characters Terry Bogard and Rock Howard facing off against each other in the teaser trailer.
Guilty Gear Strive shared details about its third season, including the addition of Johnny as a DLC fighter on August 24. The season will also introduce two new systems, three other characters, two battle stages, and more. The game has now reached a milestone of 2.5 million players worldwide.
Project L, Riot Games' fighting game based on League of Legends, revealed Yasuo as its fourth character. The teaser video showcased Yasuo's mastery of the sword and ability to manipulate the wind, making him a formidable force on the battlefield.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 unveiled Plankton from SpongeBob SquarePants as one of its new characters. Plankton will fight in a mech suit, utilizing unique attacks such as ketchup-based moves and lasers.
EVO 2023 brought together thrilling gameplay and exciting announcements, giving fighting game fans plenty to look forward to in the coming months.