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Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable is the event to keep an eye out for this summer if you’re into fighting games. The event, coming on August 1, will band together Bandai Namco, Arc System Works, Arika, SNK, Capcom, and Koei Tecmo. Various Directors and Producers from each of the companies will be sharing “the latest information on their series”.
The Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable will be starting on August 1 at 0900 JST (Click here for a time conversion table). The announcements will all be coming via a stream on the Tekken YouTube channel:
Here’s the list of developers confirmed to make an appearance:
- Arcsys: Daisuke Ishiwatari, Kazutoshi Sekine (Arcsys General Battle Director)
- Arika: Ryo Nishitani (Fighting EX Layer Producer)
- SNK: Yasuyuki Oda (Producer), Nobuyuki Kuroki (Director)
- Capcom: Shuhei Matsumoto (Street Fighter 5 Producer), Takayuki Nakayama (Street 5 Director)
- Koei Tecmo: Yohei Shimbori (Dead or Alive 6 Producer)
- Bandai Namco: Katsuhiro Harada, Hiromoto Okubo (SoulCalibur 6 Producer)
Seeing the cancellation of Evo 2020, this is the event where the usual announcements should be coming instead.
Arc System Works already confirmed over on Twitter than the event will include new info on Guilty Gear Strive, with a new character reveal:
— GUILTY GEAR OFFICIAL (@GUILTYGEAR_PR) July 27, 2020
This could also be the event where SNK would fully reveal KOF XV for the first time. The game was teased at Evo 2019.
Personally speaking, I have high hopes for the event. The FGC is currently in a dark place due to the combo of the Covid-19 pandemic followed by the uncovering of numerous cases of sexual harassment and manipulation, plaguing games as a whole. However, the sacrifice of the FGC is well worth it if it means bringing to justice a bunch of sexual predators. We can always build it again on better foundations. And this Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable will be one of the first steps towards that.