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A subset of the Super Smash Bros. community are so passionate to how the older games played they still play Super Smash Bros. Melee to this day – competitively even.
Some fans and developer veterans created a company, Wavedash Games (inspired by the movement glitch perfected by fans), and they’re making a game that is greatly inspired by SSB: Melee. Their missions is to create the game “we’ve all been waiting for.”
Featured above, you can view the game’s debut gameplay video.
The new game, Icons: Combat Arena, is a lot like its spiritual predecessor – right down to the character animations, movements, and even the attacks. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s not hiding the fact that it takes the best from other games.
An open beta for Icons: Combat Arena is planned for sometime this fall – with a release tentatively set for early next year. For now, you can sign up for the beta here on their official website. A console release is planned, but not until after the PC launch is completed.
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