2018 maybe the [current year] but that hasn’t stopped EVO from featuring the GameCube’s Super Smash Bros. Melee in the top eight line-up of games due to be showcased during the biggest FGC e-sports event of the year.
Super Smash Bros. Melee will be accompanied by Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U, along with BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2. The news went live courtesy of a Twitch stream that revealed all the games that would be present at this year’s upcoming summer event.
— EVO (@EVO) February 7, 2018
The full line-up includes:
- Tekken 7
- Super Smash Bros. Wii U
- Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
- Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Injustice 2
- Blazblue Cross Tag Battle
Already the most talked about game in the line-up is Dragon Ball FighterZ.
Thankfully the hideous abomination that is Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite did not make the cut. Even nude mods couldn’t save that game.
Dragon Ball FighterZ on the other hand is an absolute beast. The game peaked at 44,000 users on Steam, and now averages around 10,000 players, according to Steam Charts.
The game is a beast and it didn’t even have a very aggressive marketing campaign, proving that good games sell fast, and fun games last long without requiring $100 million dollar marketing budgets.
If the hype can maintain (and even if they only lose a thousand players a month, they’ll still have some good momentum heading into EVO) then Dragon Ball FighterZ could end up being the biggest game of the event. We’ll get a really good gauge on the interest levels when registration goes live and we’ll get to see just how many people will attempt to test their might in Bandai Namco’s new e-sport muse.