The time for Anime Ascension is nearly upon us yet again. The annual anime-centric tournament, organized by US publisher Aksys Games, opens its doors March 31st through April 1st to those wishing to compete in several fighting games for high stakes. The tournament is taking place in Irvine, CA, at the UCI Student Center, just like last year.
The company announced that a pot bonus total of $6,000 will be distributed among the official tournament games (there isn’t a specific, per-game breakdown listed yet). Check the payout structure page for details on how placings for each game will determine the rewards.
As for the games, here are the main tournament titles:
- BlazBlue Central Fiction
- Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2
- Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]
Dragon Ball FighterZ was added to the lineup at a later time, and the website doesn’t specify whether it’s a main game or not.
However, that’s not everything. There are also many more side games ran separately from the main ones; register via smash.gg to enter (note that this doesn’t register you for the event itself):
- Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3)
- Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code (PC)
- Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R (PS3)
- Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars!!!!!! (PC)
- Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition (PS4)