SNK announced it will return for EVO Japan 2023, which runs from March 31 to April 2 at the Tokyo Big Sight in Japan. The renowned fighting game studio also detailed its plans and booth for EVO Japan 2023.
The SNK booth offers official SNK side tournaments and exclusive items. The first 1,000 visitors to SNK’s booth on April 1 receive a free The King of Fighters XV poster featuring special artwork by main designer Tomohiro Nakata. On April 2, the first 1,000 visitors receive a free KOF XV file folder. Additionally, players have the opportunity to try out DLC character Kim Kaphwan at the booth.
All KOF XV Tournament entrants at EVO Japan 2023 will receive a free t-shirt. Players may visit the SNK booth on March 31 and claim their free shirt after showing their KOF XV Tournament pass and writing their name at the SNK booth. T-shirts are limited to one per person and is available from sizes M to XXL while supplies last.
The winner of the KOF XV Tournament at EVO Japan 2023 receives an invite to the SNK World Championship 2023 (SWC 2023). Hosted by SNK in Spring 2024, SWC 2023 will determine the world’s greatest KOF XV player. More information about SWC 2023 will be released at a later date.
Players can battle it out in four legendary fighting games at the SNK booth: The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match Final Edition, Samurai Shodown, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, and Fatal Fury Special. 64 players can join per game, the tournaments will be held in a double elimination style. Players may register for these tournaments at start.gg.
The tournament schedule is listed below:
- Friday, March 31st from 10 AM JST – The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match Final Edition
- Friday, March 31st from 4 PM JST – Samurai Shodown
- Saturday, April 1st from 10 AM JST – Garou: Mark of the Wolves
- Saturday, April 1st from 4 PM JST – Fatal Fury Special
- 1st place ¥100,000
- 2nd place ¥50,000
- 3rd place ¥20,000
Lastly, registration for EVO Japan 2023 is free and closes on February 28.