Wavedash Games Reveals Icons: Combat Arena at EVO

Fernando Stephens
July 17, 2017

The grassroots-driven game studio, which received $6 million dollars in corporate funding earlier this year, revealed a teaser announcement for their long-awaited platform fighting game now known as Icons: Combat Arena.

Guilty Gear Xrd, King of Fighters 14 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction will also be included, as will Super Smash Bros for Wii U. Super Smash Bros Melee, the beloved GameCube iteration in the series, has been dropped. Melee, with Melee being more popular in America, but SSB4 winning out in Japan. Wavedashing (of course), edge hanging and mid-air charges are all in the game as well as a number of notable movesets which have been essentially ripped from the team's work on the Project M mod.

Boy, it sure does look like Smash Bros. outside of the character and level textures.

When it comes to Icons: Combat Arena's gameplay, it's basically a platform-based fighter that is heavily influenced by Super Smash Bros.

Spieth paired with champion Stenson
Australia's Ryan McCarthy, England's Laurie Canter and Colombia's Sebastian Munoz are in the final group at 4:16pm. Open victor Brooks Koepka is playing with local favorite Tommy Fleetwood and world No. 2 Hideki Matsuyama.

The initial public reaction to the game appears to be somewhat negative; the trailer now has more dislikes than likes, and the highest-rated comments are complaints about the game's movesets and art style. If you don't want to wait an entire year until the next installment of the world's premiere fighting game tournament, then I've got good news.

As of now, reception for Icons: Combat Arena is mixed to say the least. As of now, many are attributing its reveal trailer to that of a Chinese Rip-Off of Smash.

Wavedash Games is also promising it will listen to fan feedback closely and make any requested changes before the beta's release.

Icons will be a free-to-play game.

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