Evo Japan Dates and Titles Established at Evo 2017

Postado Julho 17, 2017

Melee. This definitely isn't a coincidence considering the game's style as well as the developer's name. Interested parties will be pleased to learn that the forthcoming game from Wavedash will have its open beta hosted on Steam later this fall, but no specific date has been given.

If the Nintendo element of the Smash Bros. series is what kept you involved in the games, Icons: Combat Arena might not be exactly what you're looking for.

Icons: Combat Arena is a free-to-play platform fighter coming to PC.

This year's summer Evo event included six of the seven games that will be at Evo Japan, with Arms missing out in favour of Melee and Injustice 2. Ultimately, it was canceled a couple of years ago by the team for undisclosed reasons.

In Project M, the gameplay of the Wii game Super Smash Bros. The BlazBlue and Guilty Gear series have been very popular in Japan, as evidenced by Japanese players sweeping the top eight positions in both games at Evo this past weekend. There has, thus far, only been one major ARMS event with 2GGC's ARMS Saga, but that was as a side-event to the Super Smash Bros for Wii U-focused circuit. Numerous character move-sets seen in the trailer seem like they draw a lot of inspiration from various characters from the cast of Melee like Marth, Captain Falcon, and Fox.

But YouTube comments are hardly the place to go for serious discussions about the game, and Icons: Combat Arena is having much better luck with the game's Twitter and Subreddit where more content can be seen, such as reassuring gifs like this one.

The full reveal trailer for the game can be seen above, but unfortunately for the Wavedash team, reception of the upcoming title hasn't been too stellar since it was revealed yesterday. While many fans of Smash Bros.do want more platform fighters, it would be nice if instead of cloning what is already established, Wavedash would create its own identity.