Alright, so take this one with a grain of salt, but it appears that the lineup for next year's EVO Japan has been leaked.
Thanks to a Reddit user called only Evo_Alt (which is only 16 days old), an EVO Japan graphic mockup has been circulating.
If true, the lineup is strongly anime focused, but interestingly includes Smash 4 over Melee. While this may come as a surprise to western audiences, Japan has been far more interested in the new Smash game than in Melee in recent months.
Also included were two games that have never seen an Evo final: Gundam Extreme Boost and the Final Fantasy Dissidia arcade title. This will also be the first EVO to feature King of Fighters XIV, and is notable due to the KoF franchise's absence from Evo's lineup for the past two years.
The rest, such as Guilty Gear, SFV, BlazBlue, Pokken, and Marvel should come as no surprise - but what is clear is the focus on games for a Japanese audience. Will you pack your bags for EVO Japan, when the dates are announced?
Update: EVO Responds.