Bandai Namco Bringing Tekken 8 King of Iron Fist Tournament to Las Vegas

Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. wants fans to get giddy – and if they’re serious about competition, “git gud” – for what is sure to be a memorable EVO 2024 in Las Vegas. The fight to become the first-ever TEKKEN 8 King of Iron Fist enters its biggest arena yet with TEKKEN WORLD TOUR competitions at EVO. The TEKKEN team is also planning exciting activities including livestreamed panels giving insight to what’s ahead for the acclaimed sequel in the legendary fighting game franchise. The upcoming anime brawler DRAGON BALL: SPARKING! ZERO is making a different kind of debut, bringing the first consumer hands-on demo to the show. EVO 2024 takes place July 19-21, 2024, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

TEKKEN’s pro circuit hits its biggest US stop at EVO 2024. TEKKEN WORLD TOUR brings together the world’s best players to compete, and EVO will be the place to see some ‘good-ass TEKKEN’ as fighters vie for points to earn their spot to compete for a one-of-a-kind title – the first to be crowned as champion in TEKKEN 8. EVO will feature TEKKEN WORLD TOUR Master+ tournaments where players can earn maximum points for leaderboard rankings and the right to compete in the finals. Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. will reveal more details about the TEKKEN WORLD TOUR 2024 Finals soon.

TEKKEN 8 will feature large on the show floor, with demos that include newly released characters at the Bandai Namco booth for the duration of EVO as well as a special livestream and stage events on Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20. TEKKEN fans can also look forward to activities around a partnership with Chipotle, who will join Bandai Namco for a sponsored co-stream on Friday.

Bandai Namco has a different kind of treat at EVO for anime brawler fans. While not there for competition, attendees will be among the first in the world to get hands-on with a demo of DRAGON BALL: SPARKING! ZERO. Developed by Spike Chunsoft and harnessing the power of Unreal® Engine, the upcoming game is the first sequel in 15 years for DRAGON BALL Z: BUDOKAI TENKAICHI, the series that set the standard for arena brawlers. DRAGON BALL: SPARKING! ZERO promises lightning-paced combat, large destructible environments, and stunning visuals powered by new-gen platforms to deliver a true-to-the-anime experience. In the game, players can choose from a massive roster of characters and relive their favorite battles from across the DRAGON BALL universe.

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