Fatal Fury City of the Wolves demo will appear at EVO Japan 2024
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EVO Japan 2024 Demos Will Include Fatal Fury and 2XKO

EVO Japan 2024 will appear as a major celebration of the fighting game genre. The event’s primary highlight will be tournaments for existing games like Street Fighter 6, Tekken 8, and Guilty Gear Strive. However, the venue will also feature talk shows between fighting game creators, prominent cosplayers imitating characters from the games, and demo builds of upcoming games. Bushiroad has already confirmed that it will place playable demos of Hunter x Hunter: Nen x Impact in EVO Japan 2024, but more companies have newly announced their participation as well.

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SNK has revealed that playable demos of Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves will be available in the EVO Japan 2024 venue at Ariake GYM-EX. The first five revealed characters—Rock Howard, Terry Bogard, Hotaru Futaba, Griffon Mask, and Preecha—will all be playable in this demo. SNK’s booth will also feature appearances of the cosplayers Enako as Hotaru and Aki as Terry.

Meanwhile, Riot Games will also place demo builds for the League of Legends-based fighting game 2XKO. This demo will add Illaoi as the fifth playable character after Ahri, Darius, Ekko, and Yasuo.

Last but not least, Bandai Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada of Tekken fame will collaborate with Arika’s Akira Nishitani to hold joint talk show sessions. Both of them will also talk with other fighting game creators, such as Arc System Works’ Daisuke Ishiwatari and SNK’s Yasuyuki Oda.

Here is the full schedule for Katsuhiro Harada and Akira Nishitani’s talk shows in EVO Japan 2024:

Saturday, April 27, 2024

  • 13:00 – Harada and Nishitani with Daisuke Ishiwatari
  • 15:00 – Harada and Nishitani with Yasuyuki Oda
  • 17:00 – Harada with the professional gamer Dogura

Sunday, April 28, 2024

  • 13:00 – Harada and Nishitani with MarkMan and Michael Murray
  • 15:00 – Harada and Nishitani with Kohei “Nakatsu” Ikeda
  • 17:00 – Harada with the cosplayers Shion, Kikiwan, and Yuumii

EVO Japan 2024 presented by Rohto will take place at Ariake GYM-EX in Tokyo, Japan, on April 27-29, 2024.

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