Smash Bros Picked Over Street Fighter V for Evo Japan's Sai Tournament

Smash Bros Picked Over Street Fighter V for Evo Japan's Sai Tournament

We already knew Street Fighter V wasn't making an appearance, but the final game of the pre-tourney is interesting.

Back in the middle of March, Evo Japan organizers announced that three games would be featured in their pre-tournament, entitled [sài]. The event was planned as a showcase event ahead of Evo Japan 2018, taking place on May 20-21, 2017. At the time, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 comprised two of the three games featured at the event. Organizers also said that Street Fighter V would not be the third game.

Today, they've revealed that the third game will be Super Smash Bros for Wii U! The speculation previously was that SFV was missing the boat because it wasn't an arcade game in a region where the best players play in arcades. Super Smash Bros' inclusion means that wasn't the issue and perhaps tournament organizers (and the community) are simply lukewarm on Capcom's latest.

Interested participants can sign up for [sài] on the official Evo Japan website until April 24.

Organizers have said previously that Evo Japan 2018, which will take place at Akihabara UDX on January 26-28, 2018, will have its full lineup revealed at Evo 2017, which will happen on July 14-17, 2017 in Las Vegas.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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