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EVO 2017 Game Line-Up Show Announced for 01/24

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Mark Julio (MarkMan23) just announced on his Facebook page that the Evolution 2017 Announcement Show will be on January 24th; about 4 weeks away on a Tuesday. On this night, we will learn more about what all EVO 2017 will have in-store for the new year competitors as well as what we're always eager to know most... which games will be in the official line-up.

You may remember just days ago @MrWizard tweeted out a poll to gauge interest of both NetherRealm Studios' contending titles: Mortal Kombat XL & Injustice 2. He had asked "if we had to choose one, which would it be?".

In its final results, Injustice 2 won the poll by 19%. However, it is still very much in the air whether or not both titles will make it to the grand stage in July/2017.

EDIT: Thanks to @RM JagoBlake it does look like MKX may not make it afterall... we shall see:
As much as I want to see both titles make it (despite my constant questioning of NRS's balance decisions), I don't think it's likely. :( MrWizard specifically asks, "What seven games do you want to see at EVO?" Keyword being seven.

As proof -

https://twitter.com/MrWiz/status/815995408832872448
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As per this announcement... mark your calendars. We all know it's also only a matter of time before we see more Injustice 2 news as well. Who's ready for 2017? I think we all are.

 

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I believe it's already set to be a 3 day event at Mandalay Bay. However, they might have more space now, allowing for more games.
This is correct; the Mandalay part. It very well could be a 4-day event though. Hopefully both titles make it. The last time they were both officially there was in 2013 - that was awesome. 2012 finals weren't very hype... CD Jr blew it to PL again... after a year of shit talk PL put everyone in their place.
 

GamerBlake90

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This is correct; the Mandalay part. It very well could be a 4-day event though. Hopefully both titles make it. The last time they were both officially there was in 2013 - that was awesome. 2012 finals weren't very hype... CD Jr blew it to PL again... after a year of shit talk PL put everyone in their place.
As much as I want to see both titles make it (despite my constant questioning of NRS's balance decisions), I don't think it's likely. :( MrWizard specifically asks, "What seven games do you want to see at EVO?" Keyword being seven.

As proof -

https://twitter.com/MrWiz/status/815995408832872448
 

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As much as I want to see both titles make it (despite my constant questioning of NRS's balance decisions), I don't think it's likely. :( MrWizard specifically asks, "What seven games do you want to see at EVO?" Keyword being seven.

As proof -

https://twitter.com/MrWiz/status/815995408832872448
FUCK. I missed that tweet. Now, it's 7? Wasn't the last two years 9 games? :(

btw I added your quote to the article.
 

GamerBlake90

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FUCK. I missed that tweet. Now, it's 7? Wasn't the last two years 9 games? :(

btw I added your quote to the article.
To be fair, there have been some surprise twists in the past few years. Nothing is for certain yet.

We must also consider the change in venue as it's a different capacity from...the Las Vegas Convention Center, if I remember right?
 

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To be fair, there have been some surprise twists in the past few years. Nothing is for certain yet.

We must also consider the change in venue as it's a different capacity from...the Las Vegas Convention Center, if I remember right?
True... in what year, they announced Injustice into the lineup AFTER the official line-up announcement.
 

myri

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Injustice 2 will release March 28th according to my sources, so it'll be out for EVO most likely.
 

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Going out on a limb here

It'll be announced evo is now a 4 day event. Finals on Saturday and Sunday allowing more titles this year. Also it better be at a better venue
I wish honestly. 3 days for 9 titles plus AnimEVO and all side tournies was too much. Plus split venue made it absolutely horrible last year for Sunday grand finals energy.
Same venue. 4 days. Thats my dream.
 
What the hell? How can INJ2 be at EVO2017 when it is not out yet, and wont be for the next couple of months?? No one has played it and won't play it before EVO... or will it be a tournament for testers?
 

Tanno

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What the hell? How can INJ2 be at EVO2017 when it is not out yet, and wont be for the next couple of months?? No one has played it and won't play it before EVO... or will it be a tournament for testers?
Most likely the latter.
 

Skedar70

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I really doubt that if Inj 2 makes it to EVO it will equal the numbers of MKX in its first EVO. It will probably have less entrants.
 

Tanno

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That makes zero sense, at lest to me... Who do we know that has access to this game? :D
We know some people, as they revealed some. I remember them saying that they hired some to test the game for them. I think it would be a special one to get the feedback from the crowd who will test it before its release for finishing touches. This has been like that for some games. I wouldn't be surprised at all.