Official EVO 2017 (July 14-16) games line up

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EVO 2017 takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 14th to 16th.

Video games not returning this year in an official capacity are Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X and Pokken Tournament. Last year was the sole appearance for Revelator and Pokken, MKX featuring twice as part of NetherRealm's MK and Injustice cycle and KI had a good 3 year run.

Initially there was only 8 games announced, there was a fan vote charity drive in aid of Make-A-Wish International to decide the 9th game. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which had been dropped alongside the aforementioned 4 dropped games, won the vote raising $71,690.

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Arika Co., Ltd. of Street Fighter EX franchise fame is set to announce a new game at the event.

There will be a playable build of Dragon Ball FighterZ at the event reportedly featuring the first opportunity to play as Future Trunks.

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  • Entrants: 499, -12 (-2%) vs. 2014 (BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma)

    Developer: Arc System Works Co., Ltd.

    Released in 2015 on arcade, 2016 on console

    1st appearance at EVO

    Debut year: 2017

    Running on PlayStation 4

  • Entrants: 827, -76 (-8%) vs. 2016 (Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-)

    Developer: Arc System Works Co., Ltd.

    Released in 2017

    1st appearance at EVO

    Debut year: 2017

    Running on PlayStation 4

  • Entrants: 883, +572 (+184%) vs. 2014 (Injustice: Gods Among Us)

    Developer: NetherRealm Studios

    Released in 2017

    1st appearance at EVO

    Debut year: 2017

    Running on PlayStation 4

    Note: NetherRealm's MKXL last year had 707 entrants

  • Entrants: 2622, -2443 (-48%) vs. 2016

    Developer: Capcom and Dimps

    Released in 2016

    2nd appearance at EVO

    Debut year: 2016

    Running on PlayStation 4

  • Entrants: 1435, -915 (-39%) vs. 2016

    Developer: Nintendo

    Released in 2001 (2002 for PAL regions)

    6th appearance at EVO

    Debut year: 2007

    Running on GameCube (and CRT televisions)

  • Entrants: 1515, -1122 (-43%) vs. 2016

    Developer: Nintendo, Bandai Namco Entertainment, HAL Laboratory, Sora Ltd. and Game Arts

    Released in 2015

    3rd appearance at EVO

    Debut year: 2015

    Running on Wii U

  • Entrants: 1278, +735 (+135%) vs. 2016

    Developer: Bandai Namco Entertainment

    Released in 2015 on Arcade, 2017 on console

    3rd appearance at EVO

    Debut year: 2015

    Running on PlayStation 4

  • Entrants: 375, +56 (+18%) vs. 2014 (The King of Fighters XIII)

    Developer: SNK and Abstraction Games

    Released in 2016

    1st appearance at EVO

    Debut year: 2017

    Running on PlayStation 4

  • Entrants: 648, -122 (-16%) vs. 2016

    Developer: Capcom and Eighting

    Released in 2011

    6th appearance at EVO

    Debut year: 2012

    Running on PlayStation 4 (1st time, X-Box 360 in previous years)