Icons: Battle Arena Revealed at EVO 2017


The trailer reveals the EVO Japan game line-up, which includes Bandai Namco's Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, King of Fighters XIV, Blazblue: Central Fiction, Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U, Street Fighter V, and Nintendo's very own ARMS. While many would've thought that Arc System Works' new announcement would be the icing on the cake at this year's tournament, Wavedash Games have broken through with the reveal of their new game Icons: Combat Arena. Brawl, which is created to improve gameplay and make it more closely resemble Super Smash Bros.

Aptly named Wavedash Games showed off their new platform fighter Icons: Battle Arena at EVO earlier today. Melee, with Melee being more popular in America, but SSB4 winning out in Japan. Players can fight off stages and then charge back on, wavedash, and even edge hang.

Of course, that doesn't mean that the game isn't similar at all to Smash Bros. This game won't feature any of the Nintendo characters; instead, it'll be composed entirely of completely original fighters. Melee. This definitely isn't a coincidence considering the game's style as well as the developer's name. As of now, many are attributing its reveal trailer to that of a Chinese Rip-Off of Smash.

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.

Icons doesn't have a release date yet, but it will have a public beta on Steam this fall.