Evo Japan has announced Evolution Championship Series: Japan will take place January 26-28, 2018.
The event will be held at Akihabara UDX in Tokyo. Akihabara (nicknamed Akihabara Electric Town) is famously known for being the shopping district for video games, anime, and manga, and is home to many arcades.
Evo Japan also announced a new event [sài] — no, that is not a typo — which will take place May 20-21, 2017 at the same location. The event will host Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, and a third unannounced game, and use the traditional Evo double elimination format and is free for anyone to enter.
Evo Japan was announced at Evo 2017 and marks the first time the grand slam fighting game event will be hosted in Japan. A list of games has not been revealed for Evo Japan yet.
In related news, Evo 2017’s marquee game list has been finalized, including the addition of Player’s Choice winner Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Michael Martin spent an entire day in Akihabara once and it was a dream come true for any fighting game fan. Follow him on Twitter @Bizarro_Mike.