The Japanese game publisher will work with Dai Nippon Printing to produce quality prints using the latter’s Primo Art technology. It uses 10-color ink to print digital art with higher color accuracy. Arc System Works will sell these arts at 33,000 yen (~$300).
They will deliver the finished products based on the purchasing order from late August 2021 to September 2021.
Pre-orders of the items are available through the Shibuya Tsutaya Online Shop. However, the Japanese webpage explicitly stated in English that “no overseas shipping is available.”
The Evolution Championship Series (Evo for short) represents the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world. Evo brings together the best of the best from around the world in a dazzling exhibition of skill and hype competition, as players and fans gather to witness the action and crown a champion. Our tournaments are about more than just winning. Evo is open to anyone, offering unique opportunities to meet people from different countries and different walks of life who share the same passion. Established champions face off against unknown newcomers, and new rivals meet up and become old friends.
The tournaments will include Tekken 7, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Guilty Gear Strive, and Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate (NA, LATAM, and Europe only) and will take place over Friday to Saturday on the weekends of August 6-8th and August 13-15th. We look forward to featuring some of the best FGC talent the world has to offer and hope you’ll join us!
EVO 2021 ONLINE is a series of tournament events. The Tournament Group reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Rules, provided that any changes are effective immediately and will be made available on the Tournament Website, which each Player hereby agrees to periodically visit and check for any changes, updates, or additions to these Rules. These Rules, including any additional terms or conditions incorporated by reference herein, sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between the Tournament Group and Player with respect to Player’s participation in the Tournament.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT & RULES
Latest Version. The latest version update of the Game will be used for Tournament play, including any new characters and balance updates.
Double Elimination. The Tournament will be played out as a Double Elimination competition. In a “Double Elimination” competition, Players compete in Match Sets and advance starting from the Winner’s side of the Tournament (the “Winner’s Bracket”). If a Player loses a Match Set while on the Winner’s Bracket, that Player will move to the Loser’s side of the Tournament (the “Loser’s Bracket”). If a Player loses a Match Set while on the Loser’s Bracket, thus receiving their second loss, that Player is eliminated and will no longer advance in the Tournament.
Match Sets. All “Match Sets” will be Best-of-Three, except for the Winner’s Finals, Loser’s Finals, and Grand Finals, of which will be Best-of-Five. In a “Best-of-X” the first Player to win the majority of “X” number of Matches is declared the winner of the Match Set, and any Matches that have not been played at that point will not be played. In a Best-of-Three, for example, the first Player to win two (2) Matches will be immediately declared the winner of the Match Set. The winner of a single Match is determined when the Game awards the win to that Player or upon the opponent causing a Match Disruption or other violation of the Rules as determined by the Tournament Group.
Winner Lock Rules. Players must comply with the “Winner Lock Rules” listed for each title in section (n) below
Player Options. Prior to commencement of a Match Set, Players may exercise the following options:
Button Check. Players may request a Button Check where they may use the beginning of the first round of a match to check that buttons on a controller are working and that match connectivity is adequate. After this check, Players must immediately finish the match with one (1) Player holding forward for the remainder of the rounds to quickly return to the lobby and then begin commencement of the official Match Set. If the Tournament Group determines that Players are playing against each other as if it were an official Match during a “Button Check”, that match is subject to be recognized as an official Match instead.
Double K.O. In the event of a tied Match declared by a “Double K.O.” on the Game screen, the Match will not be scored and both Players will replay the tied Match with the same character selections and stage.
Grand Finals. The “Grand Finals” of a Double Elimination competition is a Match Set series comprised of up to two (2) Best-of-Five Match Sets between the final two (2) Players left in the Tournament: the highest advancing Player from the Winner’s Bracket, and the highest advancing Player from the Loser’s Bracket. In the event the Player from the Winner’s Bracket wins the first Best-of-Five Match Set, the Grand Finals immediately ends, giving the Player from the Loser’s Bracket their second loss to be eliminated from the Tournament. The Player from the Winner’s Bracket is then declared the Grand Champion for the Tournament. In the event the Player from the Loser’s Bracket wins the first Best-of-Five Match Set, thereby giving the Player from the Winner’s Bracket their first loss, a second Best-of-Five Match Set will be played (the “Grand Finals Reset”). Players may select new characters and exercise any Player Options for this new Match Set. The Player that wins this final Match Set, thereby giving the other Player their second loss to be eliminated from the Tournament, is declared the Grand Champion.
PlayStation Tournaments Evo 2021 Online Side Tournaments
July 8 to Aug. 3
North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Asia, Japan
$35,000 global prize pool
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, Soulcalibur VI, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]
Rules & eligibility
Active PS Plus membership required. Must be 16+ and a member of an eligible country.**** Void where prohibited. See full rules.
The soundtrack includes a total of 55 songs, featuring more than 15 vocal themes (including “Smell of the Game”) and 40 background tracks used in the Story Mode.
Ultimate Edition Bonus #2: “Digital Artbook”
This features various art and visuals from the Guilty Gear series’ history including the main visuals of each game and a number of unreleased illustrations from renowned guest artists. Music from the game can be played while using this application.
Ultimate Edition Bonus #3: “Ultimate Edition Special Colors”
Featuring a sleek black color with bright blue highlights, these special character colors are only available with the Guilty Gear -Strive- Ultimate Edition.
Early Purchase Bonus: “Special Colors for Sol and Ky”
Special colors for Sol and Ky will be included with the Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate editions of the game purchased before June 25, 2021. These unique colors also change the appearance of their fire and lightning attacks.
Downloadable Content: “Guilty Gear: Strive Additional Color Pack”
The color pack unlocks colors for the initial roster of 15 characters as well as the next five characters to be added, for a total of 20 characters. Every character gets five additional colors, making for 100 extra colors available. This is paid downloadable content and will also be included in the “Guilty Gear: Strive Season Pass 1.”
Release date: June 8, 2021 Ultimate Edition will be THE version for diehard Guilty Gear fans and will feature the following;
・Guilty Gear™ -Strive- (GGST) Main Game ・GGST Season Pass 1 ・GGST Digital Soundtrack and Artworks ・GGST Ultimate Edition Special Colors that adds 5 colors for each character ・GGST Special Colors for Sol and Ky (Early Purchase Bonus)
Sony Interactive Entertainment and new esports venture RTS have jointly acquired the Evolution Championship Series
Sony’s statement said the Cannons will “ensure that Evo remains a one-of-a-kind, grassroots competitive platform for fighting game players and fans around the globe.” None of the parties to the deal revealed the cost of the acquisition, and Sony and Endeavor are likewise silent on their stakes and ownership split in the RTS venture.
Evo Online will take place Aug. 6-8 and Aug. 13-15 as an open format tournament, offering free entry to players in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The tournament lineup features Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, and Guilty Gear Strive, which launches in June.
“We want to reaffirm that harassment or abuse of any kind has no place within Evo or any of our future events, and we’re taking every precaution to make sure members of our community will always be treated with the respect, dignity, and decency you deserve,” reads the letter.
Also very important to note. @EVO is still open to all platforms. The teams at PlayStation and RTS are enabling us to continue working with our community to support fighting games. https://t.co/NKMQUSvkfj— Mark Julio (マークマン) (@MarkMan23) March 18, 2021
I-No is a major character in the Guilty Gear series, making her first appearance as the boss of Guilty Gear XX. She is a time-travelling musician who seems to derive pleasure from tormenting others, and is one of That Man‘s servants alongside Raven. Very little is known about her, with a report in Guilty Gear XX that consists entirely of “UNKNOWN!!” repeated several times over.
I-No is a manipulative woman who seems to have no qualms about hurting other people, physically or mentally. She has no problem acting friendly if she wants to, but she considers all of humanity to be beneath her—That Man included—, and has a vicious nature that quickly rises to the surface whenever someone challenges her. I-No also has no problem using her feminine features to manipulate anyone receptive to it. As such, she is quite crude in how she speaks to others, as she is always either cursing, insulting her opponents, or making sexually charged comments, usually using musical references as double entendres.
Fully aware of her own eccentricities and chaotic nature, she claims to be dedicated to That Man’s goals and ideals, but in truth, she only works for her own agenda. Self-reliant to a fault, I-No is motivated by a fixation with what she calls “tomorrow” due to her origins. Despite her rather misanthropic demeanor, I-No has shown some flashes of remorse at her impulsive reactions, specifically with Axl (perhaps due to being fellow “vagabonds”) and, to a lesser extent, with Raven.
Guilty Gear -Strive- will be released on April 9, 2021 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC. Players buying the PlayStation 4 version will be able to receive the PlayStation 5 version for free.
The Open Beta for Guilty Gear -Strive-, the latest installment in the critically acclaimed fighting game series, will be playable on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 from February 19, 4:00 am CET to February 21, 3:00 pm CET. The Open Beta will let players get their hands on 13 of the game characters in order to discover, train and fight against AI controlled fighters or try their luck online against other. The Open Beta will support cross-play between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Those who pre-order the game will get special colors for Sol and Ky. The Deluxe Edition includes the first season pass (with five new characters, five colors for each character, two stages, and extra story). The Ultimate Edition will include the first season pass, digital soundtrack and artwork, and Ultimate Edition special colors.
Daisuke Ishiwatari is the game’s general director, and Akira Katano is directing the game. Previously revealed characters include: Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, May, Axl Low, Chipp Zanuff, Potemkin, Faust, Millia Rage, Zato-1, Ramlethal, Leo Whitefang, Nagoriyuki, Giovanna, and Anji. The game will have an initial roster of 15 characters at launch.