Arc System Works at EVO 2017! Full Breakdown!

Arc System Works x Aksys Games Take On the Evolution Championship Series 2017



Schedule and Activities


Join Arc System Works and Aksys Games at our booth at EVO 2017! Booth #115 A and #115B! We’ll be broadcasting live in both English and Japanese, demoing our latest games, selling exclusive merchandise, and hosting signings from Toshimichi Mori and Daisuke Ishiwatari!

Attendees who purchase merch at the booth or are officially entered in the “BLAZBLUE: CENTRAL FICTION” or “GUILTY GEAR Xrd: REV 2” official “EVO 2017” tournaments will receive an “EVO 2017 Arc System Works” Original Tote Bag!


See below for the schedule of festivities and we hope to catch you this weekend in Las Vegas!


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Live “Akunama” Program to Be Held in Las Vegas!


Our official live program “Akunama” will advance into the international world! We will perform a live broadcast from Las Vegas, for everyone to enjoy. Of course, luxurious guests will be on hand to mark this wonderful occasion! Do not miss it, as we will broadcast it so that everyone can enjoy the match events and the atmosphere of the EVO event!


Broadcast Channels Aksys Games Official Twitch Channel (English Stream)
Arc System Works Official Twitch Channel (Japanese Stream)
Scheduled Broadcast Time Friday, July 14th 2017 and Saturday, July 15th

10:00am to 6:00pm PST

Appearances Minoru Kidooka, Toshimichi Mori, Daisuke Ishiwatari, Takeshi Yamanaka, Kazuto Sekine, Akira Katano, Riku Ozawa

※ On the official Twitch channel of Aksys Games, we also do English broadcasting.

※ The broadcast will be free to view.

※ The Japanese time is Saturday, July 15th 03: 00 ~ 11: 00, Sunday 16th (Sun) 03: 00 ~ 11: 00.

Guest Stars Schedule
12:30pm PST on Friday, July 14th Kamone Serizawa (French Bread)
2:00pm PST on Friday, July 14th Ryo Nishitani (Arica Corporation)
4:00pm PST on Friday, July 14th Yasuyuki Oda (SNK Corporation)

Yuji Watanabe (SNK Corporation)

10:00am PST on Saturday, July 15th Kana Ueda (Rachel Alucard’s voice actress)
12:30pm PST on Saturday, July 15th Tomoko Hiroki

(Bandai Namco Entertainment Co., Ltd.)

1:00pm PST on Saturday, July 15th Katsuhiro Harada

(Bandai Namco Entertainment Co., Ltd.)

3:30pm PST on Saturday, July 15th Nobuki Kadoi (Square Enix Co., Ltd.)

※ Times are subject to change.

※ All times are local time (PST).

※ We will deliver up-to-date information from “EVO 2017” as well!

Demo Station Explosion!


We will have a veritable arcade’s worth of demo stations showing off all of these excellent games! Test your skill against other EVO attendee, or try out one of our games for the first time! Fighting game fans of all skill levels are welcome.




CHAOS CODE: New Sign of Catastrophe

Skull Girls: 2nd Encore

River City Melee: Battle Royal Special

* All playable on PlayStation® 4.

Toshimichi Mori & Daisuke Ishiwatari Autograph Session!

We will hold an autograph signing session of both the BlazBlue series producer Toshimichi Mori and General Director of Guilty Gear series Daisuke Ishiwatari. This will be held at the Arc System Works and Aksys Games joint company booth! (Booth # 115A & B)

The Toshimichi Mori autograph session  will be held from 1:00pm PST until 3:00pm PST on Friday, July 14th, and the Daisuke Ishiwatari autograph session will be held from 10:00am PST until 12:00pm PST on Saturday, July 15th.

The signature guidelines are: One autograph per person.  So please bring your favorite BlazBlue or Guilty Gear items and come join us! Depending on fan demand, the lines may be cut off at a certain point or time, so please arrive promptly to secure your spot!

EVO 2017 Merchandise Breakdown!

This year we decided to show up to “EVO 2017” in style, bringing with us original goods and EVO 2017 exclusive merchandise! Joining our brand new exclusive items are several of our more popular items, making their much requested return!


Guilty Gear Xrd: REV 2 T-shirt

■ $25

BlazBlue: CentralFiction T-shirt

■ $25

BlazBlue / Guilty Gear T-shirt

■ $25


■ $20

GUILTY GEAR Xrd polo shirt (resale)

■ $35

Supporting Thunder Stick

■ $5

※ 1 free when you spend over $20!

BlazBlue / Guilty Gear Towel

■ $20

BlazBlue / Guilty Gear Acrylic Keychains (10 each)

■ $8

※ $15 when you buy two sets


■ $15


■ $15

BlazBlue: CentralFiction Folding Fan “Evil”

■ $25

Guilty Gear Xrd: REV 2 Folding fan “Tenchijin”

■ $25

“Amane” Bishop fan

■ $25


“EVO 2017 Arc System Works Original Tote Bag”

※ One per person.

Free to participants in our BlazBlue: CentralFiction and Guilty Gear Xrd: REV 2 tournaments. Please present your player registration card at reception.

For regular attendees, we will give one tote bag with a purchase of $20 or more of merchandise.


“Evolution Championship Series” Official website

Home “GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2” official website

Home “BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION” official website

Aksys Hero 2017 – Represent North America at Arc Revo 2017!

Represent us at Arc Revo 2017! Aksys Games is proud to announce that the top placer in Guilty Gear XRD Revelator 2 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction at their repsective Evolution Championship 2017 singles tournament will be chosen as Aksys Guilty Gear Hero and Aksys BlazBlue Hero for 2017. Each Aksys Hero will be able to choose their teammates and travel in Japan as Aksys Games’ representative in Arc Revo 2017 tournaments. Will you be our Hero? Qualified players and teammates MUST comply with the following in order to be considered: Must be able to play on or adapt to Japanese arcade hardware for the purposes of the event Must be a resident in a North American territory with valid identification credentials Must possess or apply for a valid passport and be able to travel to and from Japan in the required time frame Must fill out a filming and photo release agreement for the duration of and directly before and after the event Must follow any behavioral guidelines set by Aksys Games staff Additional rules * In the event of a tie in placements, we will use tiebreaker statistics based on player brackets. In the event of a further or indiscernible tie, Aksys Games reserves the right to introduce additional qualifier steps. Furthermore, in the event of non-compliance or other factors that prevent attendance, Aksys Games will reserve the right to choose another qualifying participant.

Ninja Usagimaru: Two Tails of Adventure is out today!

Aksys Games with Arc System Works and F K Digital proudly announce that Ninja Usagimaru: Two Tails of Adventure is available today in North America and Europe for the Playstation®Store on the Playstation®Vita system! Ninja Usagimaru: Two Tails of Adventure combines both Ninja Usagimaru: The Gem of Blessings and Ninja Usagimaru: The Mysterious Karakuri Castle into a jam packed duo of action puzzle game that challenges players to put their sharpened ninja skills to the test in beautiful environments inspired by traditional Japanese themes! Embark on two epic quests as the legendary Usagimaru, a ninja hero out to save the innocent and vanquish evil once and for all! Key Features Traverse Beautiful Lands – Explore a wondrous world inspired by beautiful Japanese artwork and pitch perfect music. Path of the Ninja – Travel through countless mindboggling levels across two full featured games to restore order across the land! Master Your Surroundings – Navigate tough traps, traverse the environment, and overcome brain twisting puzzles as the one and only Usagimaru! A Hero’s Challenge – Once you’ve bested the main game, unlock even more levels to test your might! Earn and collect definitive titles based on in game performance and play style! Ninja Usagimaru: Two Tails of Adventure has been rated E by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB). For more information, visit

Tokyo Xanadu is Out Today!

Aksys Games and Nihon Falcom are proud to announce Tokyo Xanadu for thePlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system was released today! 10 years ago, a colossal earthquake devastated Tokyo and changed the lives of its inhabitants forever. The city has since been rebuilt and life has slowly returned to a semblance of normalcy. However, behind the veil of this newly rebuilt metropolis lies another world, one with a sinister secret. The earthquake that originally destroyed Tokyo was actually caused by the emergence of a mysterious and lethal shadow world known as Eclipse. Now, action must be taken to thwart the legions of Eclipse and ensure the protection of peace! Check out the official site for more info! Key Features 40+ hours of Action RPG gameplay! Quest through Morimiya City and battle hordes of mind bending monsters! Navigate the alternate dimension of Eclipse Each character possesses unique weapons and skills to battle the monstrosities within this strange realm. Unravel the secrets of Eclipse and vanquish evil from Morimiya! Explore Your World Talk to characters, build relationships and forge alliances as you navigate the expansive cityscape of Morimiya City. Upgrade your equipment, play mini games and train in dungeons!

BlazBlue and Guilty Gear Tournaments at Anime Expo 2017!

Greetings! As is tradition, we will be running a couple of humble tournaments at the Aksys Games Booth (3011) at Anime Expo! Not sure of prizes right now, but they’re FREE to enter so that makes the mystery prizes A-OK! Anyway, below are the details: General Info: FREE entry. Single Elimination 32 person cap. Players MUST sign up in person! We will have an alternate/wait list. Schedule: Sunday Guilty Gear REV2 Sign up: 11am to 1:30pm Tournament: 2:30-4:00pm Monday BlazBlue CF Sign up: 11am to 1:30pm Tournament: 2:30-4:00pm Keep in mind that the run times are estimates, so keep that in mind if you’re planning on going to panels/events around the above times.

Arc System Works and Aksys Games Partner with the Evolution Championship Series 2017

Arc System Works in conjunction with Aksys Games are proud to announce will be partnering to support the Evolution Championship Series 2017 taking place in Las Vegas on July 14 through the 16th. Both companies will be on hand to provide playables, free swag, signings, and more at our booth.

  • $10,000 Prize Support for BlazBlue Central Fiction and Guilty Gear XRD Rev 2
    To commemorate both BlazBlue Central Fiction and Guilty Gear XRD Rev 2  being featured as main tournaments at EVO 2017, Arc System works and Aksys Games will provide additional prize support. Both titles will each receive a generous $10,000 bonus to the prize money.
  • Autograph signings by the creators of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue
    Daisuke Ishiwatari and Toshimichi Mori will BOTH be in attendance for exclusive signing sessions at the booth.
  • Brand New Merchandise
    This year we’ll have official BlazBlue or Guilty Gear merchandise made specifically for EVO.
  • Streaming Directly from EVO
    Not attending EVO? Arc System Works and Aksys will be bringing you all the action of the booth via livestream on Twitch!
  • Free Commemorative Bag for Tourney Entrants
    Show us proof of your tournament entry in BlazBlue Central Fiction or Guilty Gear XRD Rev 2 and receive a corresponding commemorative bag! Limit one per person.
  • Aksys Hero
    Want to represent North America at the Arc Revolution Cup this year? Aksys Games will be selecting two (2) Aksys Heroes to lead a team of fighting game players with attitude to the Arc Revolution Cup. Rules and selection details to follow.