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EVO 2013: Results, highlights, and all the hype photo
EVO 2013: Results, highlights, and all the hype
by Wesley Ruscher

Another year, another Evolution Championship Series under wraps. This year's premiere fighting game tournament was by far the biggest to date boasting over 3,000 participants from over 30 countries, stretching across nine of the most elite games in the genre. 

Three days of non-stop action, that began with some of the most intense semi-final matches to grace the first day of the tournament ever. There were multiple bouts, especially in Super Street Fighter IV Arcade and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 that could have easily been grand final championship fights. It was definitely a rollercoaster ride of emotion from start to finish. 

Day three culminated in another justifiably crazy day full of upsets and memorable moments. The amount of heart on display was inspiring. Reigning champs were dethroned and new kings of the stick were crowned. 

Here are the winners and most hype moments of EVO 2013.

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1:00 AM on 01.09.2013

EVO 2K13 lineup announced, will feature Persona 4 Arena

EVO 2K13 will be taking place from July 12-14 this year at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. As for the games players will be competing in? It will consist of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcad...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:30 PM on 11.09.2012

Atlus and Level|Up hosting fighting game tournament

If you're in or near Walnut, California the weekend of the 17th later this month, you can attend or participate in an Atlus fighting games tournament at Super Arcade being hosted by Level|Up in association with, of course, At...

Brett Zeidler





10:00 AM on 07.28.2012

Behold the glorious home page of D-Arts Terry Bogard

Remember the Bandai D-Arts figure of King of Fighter's Terry Bogard that was showcased at Comic-Con a few weeks back? Someone saw fit to give the man a promotional website all of his own. It's pretty amazing. In addition to o...

Tony Ponce

6:31 PM on 07.25.2012

Sanitize: Dude jacks it on a KOF arcade machine in Tokyo

You might want to give the next Japanese arcade machine you play a wipe down first after reading this. My Tokyo-based friend and fighting game community figure, Scott Popular (he calls me Yankee Blue Jeans for some ...

Dale North

8:30 PM on 07.13.2012

SDCC: D-Arts Sigma and Terry Bogard figures are so ace

Bandai's D-Arts figures are the shizz, especially if you've got a thing for Mega Man X characters. At SDCC, Bandai's US distributor Bluefin has been showing off some possible new models for the X line, headlined by none other...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 07.05.2012

KOF XIII debuts at EVO, Atlus bringing Persona 4 Arena

EVO 2012 is this weekend, but I'm sure you already knew that. We're counting the hours here at Destructoid and -- hold on. Wait a minute. Just one more second. It's time to GET HYPE! Atlus is already amped for the festivities...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 PM on 01.31.2012

King of Fighters XIII gets a patch and a price reduction

A patch that primarily focuses on improving the online functionality in The King of Fighters XIII is now live for PlayStation Network and will soon be available on Xbox Live. Here's what it does: Ranked match filtering allow...

Jordan Devore



Review: The King of Fighters XIII photo
Review: The King of Fighters XIII
by Jonathan Holmes

I fell madly in love with The King of Fighters XII the first time I played it. After slogging through the slow-paced, polygon-based KoF: Maximum Impact games, it was such a relief to see the series return to its roots. The game featured some of the best 2D graphics I'd ever seen, and a fighting system that felt familiar, yet offered plenty of opportunities for discovery and creativity. 

Then I actually got it home, and I realized how much it sucked that the game had no story mode, the smallest roster in series history (lacking fan favorites Mai, King, K' and many others), shoddy netcode, some balancing issues related to the new systems, and a load of other flaws and frown-makers. The core game was still fantastic, but the fine tuning and features that fans had come to expect from a full-priced retail fighting game release just weren't there. 

Much like Street Fighter III: The New Generation, KoF XII felt like a promising, half-finished first entry in a fighting game franchise that was just begging for a fully-featured follow-up. That brings us to The King of Fighters XIII, the game that does its best to give us the experience that KoF XII should have been in the first place.

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11:30 AM on 11.30.2011

Cities in fighting games suck (or are totally awesome)

One of the two. I can't decide which. Fighterpedia is a fairly new web series about fighting game lore. There have been two videos prior to this one, but I wasn't sold on the concept until episode three here compared the his...

Tony Ponce

5:30 PM on 10.19.2011

6 new King of Fighters XIII trailers will keep you happy

If you're a The King of Fighters fan anticipating Atlus' latest venture into the long series, then you might want to sit down for this because the company has today shown us what loving your fan base really looks like i...

Harry Monogenis

4:00 PM on 10.01.2011

King of Fighters XIII delayed to November 22nd

If you were expecting to finally get your eager hands on King of Fighters XIII in late-October, you're going to have to wait just a tad longer. Atlus announced earlier this week that the fighter won't be available within the...

Brett Zeidler

8:00 PM on 07.29.2011

New King of Fighters XIII details, preorder bonus

The King of Fighters series made it's way to the current console generation in 2009 and, sadly, it didn't pack quite pack the punch fans had been expecting. The inclusion of online multiplayer fell flat and there was a notice...

Liam Fisher

12:30 PM on 06.07.2011

E3: Atlus to release King of Fighters XIII in America

As originally posted on Japanator Yes, please. King of Fighters XIII is finally going to get released over here, so I can finally jump into the series exactly where I want to. Atlus claims to have improved the netcode signi...

Tyler Jones