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Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable 3 Will Air in March 2022

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Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable #3

Japanese fighting game publishers will gather to talk about the genre for the third time. They will hold the third edition of Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable stream on March 21, 2022.

The games’ producers and key staff members from Arc System Works, Arika, SNK, Capcom, Sega, and Bandai Namco will primarily discuss current situations in the fighting game and esports scenes. Each company will also reveal a secret collection related to the genre in this stream.

Here is the list of key staff members who will appear at the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable #3 stream:

  • Daisuke Ishiwatari – Guilty Gear series general director from Arc System Works
  • Akira Katano – Guilty Gear Strive director from Arc System Works
  • Akira Nishitani – Company president of Arika, known for Fighting EX Layer
  • Yasuyuki Oda – The King of Fighters XV chief producer from SNK
  • Shuhei Matsumoto – Street Fighter V producer from Capcom
  • Seiji Aoki – Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown chief producer from Sega
  • Katsuhiro Harada – Tekken series chief producer from Bandai Namco

The Japanese publishers used prior editions of the roundtable streams to reveal new content related to their fighting games. At the previous stream in February 2021, Arc System Works revealed I-No as the last character in Guilty Gear Strive‘s launch roster. Arika announced a Nintendo Switch version of Fighting EX Layer, subtitled Another Dash. SNK confirmed Chizuru Kagura’s inclusion in The King of Fighters XV and teased a Guilty Gear character in Samurai Shodown. It eventually revealed the latter to be Baiken in August 2021.

The Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable #3 stream will go live on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 15:00 JST (2 AM ET). It will be available on YouTube via Sega’s Virtua Fighter official channel and Twitch on Arc System Works’ channel.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.