Anime Ascension 2020 Adds Samurai Shodown

Triumphant return of the classic series will join lineup at the anime-focused fighting game tournament happening February 14th–16th

Torrance, Calif.—January 16, 2020—
Aksys Games announced that Samurai Shodown will join the roster of featured titles at the fifth Anime Ascension tournament scheduled for February 14th through the 16th, 2020 at the Atrium Hotel in Irvine. The other games include Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, BlazBlue Central Fiction, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], BlazBlue CrossTag Battle, Melty Blood Actress Again and Guilty Gear XX Accent Plus R.

An all-new demo of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] featuring all characters will also be at the event, along with a demo of the upcoming Granblue Fantasy: Versus.

As in previous years, Aksys Games is adding $6,000 in prize money to the pool, offering $2,000 each in pot bonuses for Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, BlazBlue Central Fiction and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st].

Registration is open now through February 1st. The venue fee is $60 and the registration fee is an additional $10 for main tournament games. For those who just want to come and watch the action, a $10 per day spectator pass will be available on-site. Discounted rooms are available at the Atrium Hotel for tournament participants starting at $119 per night (double occupancy), including parking. Call the Atrium Hotel at 1-800-854-3012 and mention the Anime Ascension tournament.

For more information visit the official home page at:, and follow Aksys Games on Twitter and Instagram at @AksysGames for updates on the tournament.

About Aksys Games
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a visionary video game publisher committed to publishing unique and high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms. Its lineup of games includes the critically acclaimed Zero Escape series (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, Virtue's Last Reward, Zero Time Dilemma), Little Dragons Café, as well as the wildly successful BlazBlue, Under Night In-Birth, and Guilty Gear franchises. More information about Aksys Games and its unique products can be found on the company's website,

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