Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja announced that its fighting game Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will make its first major appearance at EVO as a side tournament called Dead or Alive EVO Showdown 2018.
Here’s a message from producer Yosuke Hayashi and director Yohei Shimbori of the Dead or Alive 5 series:
“To the Dead or Alive fans and fighting game fans, thanks to you all we are proudly announcing that Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will take part in the world’s largest fighting game festival EVO.
5 years have passed since the Dead or Alive 5 series started and it’s been played by more than 10 million gamers. Meanwhile, the Dead or Alive community has expanded to become larger than ever before.
To proceed to the next stage, we announced the end of the Dead or Alive 5 series in December, but to my surprise the gods of fighting games have given us another chance to let players enjoy this franchise at an event once more.
Though it’s a side tournament, the fact that Dead or Alive is joining EVO itself is key, and something which we have been longing for over 10 years.
So, I hope you will join and enjoy the show!”
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round has made it to EVO in the past as a side event, but Koei Tecmo is calling it its first “Major Appearance” so we can expect to see a little more of it this time around.
For those who are interested, registration for the showdown will be available at a later date and more details are expected to follow in the coming weeks.
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.