Find Kazuya's massive moveset confusing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Fan created cheat sheet really simplifies things


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Is Kazuya out in Smash?

Kazuya Mishima, a Tekken legend will make its Super Smash Bros Ultimate debut on June 29, 2021. Along with Kazuya Mishima, new Mii fighter costumes are also being added to the game. ... Republic WorldSmash Kazuya release date for Nintendo Switch and other details you must know

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'Smash Ultimate’s last character DLC could fix the game’s biggest problem

Inverse 01 July, 2021 - 02:08am

Please don’t add another anime swordfighter.

Playing as Kazuya from Tekken and all of the new Mii Fighters is fun, but we can’t help but wonder who the final member of the roster will be. Pretty much every new addition since the game’s release seems to have defied predictions, so there’s plenty of reason to expect the unexpected.

It’s become a running joke within Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s community that the game is overcrowded with “anime sword fighters.” Nearly every Fire Emblem character, in addition to others like Cloud, Sephiroth, Hero, Pyra and Mythra, all three Links, and Shulk, could technically fall under this description.

For a game that will ultimately have 82 distinct fighters, there’s a lot of similarity within the roster. As such, this is probably an archetype that Sakurai and Nintendo would want to ignore when creating the last fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

We’re more confident in that assumption after the showcase for Kazuya on June 28, where the team revealed four new Mii fighters.

Lloyd and Dante are both highly requested characters from Japanese games, but both would most likely end up in the “anime swordfighter” category as full roster additions. Shantae is another anime-inspired character, while The Dragonborn is another sword fighter.

Mii Fighters have historically been a way for Nintendo to acknowledge certain fandoms without giving them a fully fleshed-out roster addition, and the latest costumes are likely an attempt to satiate those fans. By offering up all of these sword-wielders as Miis instead, Nintendo may be subtly signaling that the game’s final DLC character will break from that trend.

It’s fair to expect that Nintendo and Sakurai plan to go out on a high note with the final addition to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. That means a fan-favorite request, or an unexpected character with a complex moveset. Another sword-wielder just wouldn’t be that interesting.

It’s hard to say who the last fighter will be — anyone from Crash Bandicoot to Waluigi to Agent Jones from Fortnite is possible. Regardless, the reveal of the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter will be a historic moment for the franchise. Here’s hoping it’s a great surprise.

Kazuya Kirby is so adorable that it'll even have Kazuya smiling but Devil Kirby's power could be terrifying to deal with

EventHubs 01 July, 2021 - 02:08am

The addition of a new DLC character means that Kirby will once again be receiving a new copy hat. Upon successfully inhaling Kazuya with the neutral special, Kirby will gain access to Kazuya's Devil Blaster.

As shown during the recent presentation, a weakness of the Devil Blaster is that it's a projectile that comes from the head of a tall character. Against small characters, the forward Devil Blaster will simply fly over their heads. However, Kazuya will be permitted the ability to angle the laser downwards and upwards.

Notably, Kirby will likely be one of those characters that will be able to stand under Kazuya's Devil Blaster and remain unharmed. Kirby's short stature will also mean that the laser will attack from a lower height than Kazuya's version. Don't forget that Kirby's copy abilities actually deal more damage than the original versions of the copied specials.

By acquiring Kazuya's power, Kirby gets Kazuya's hair, eyebrows, red eye and boxing gloves in the form of boxing... mittens. Though Kazuya has a few scars on his face, this does not get incorporated into Kirby's appearance.

Upon using the Devil Blaster, Kirby adopts a Devil Form, just like Kazuya does.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Dante From Devil May Cry, But Only as a Mii Fighter Costume 01 July, 2021 - 02:08am

Devil May Cry fans have long been asking for series star Dante to appear as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch, and today, they'll get their wish... in a way! Capcom's character will not appear as a fully playable fighter, but will instead appear as a Mii Fighter Costume in the game. The Mii Fighter will be available for purchase when Kazuya releases later today, and will set players back $.75 in total. It might not be exactly what fans were hoping for, but it is a nice alternative for fans of the series.

Dante will be a part of Round #10 of the game's Extra Mii Fighter Costumes, alongside Lloyd Irving, Dragonborn, and Shantae. While Dante is a standard Mii Fighter Costume, Shantae will also be accompanied by a music track from her series, similar to what Nintendo offered for Cuphead and Sans.

Dante's presence as a Mii Fighter basically guarantees that he will not appear as a playable fighter; Nintendo uses Mii Fighter Costumes as a way of getting highly-requested characters and franchises into the game without devoting the time and resources to making another fighter. Kazuya is the second last playable fighter from Fighter's Pass Vol. 2, and director Masahiro Sakurai has told fans not to expect a third pass for the game.

Disheartened Devil May Cry fans should keep in mind that some Mii Fighter Costumes have "graduated" to fully playable characters between games. King K. Rool was given the Mii Fighter treatment in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U following strong fan demand, and was added as a fighter a few years later in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This bodes well for Dante's appearance in a future Smash Bros. game. In the meantime, Devil May Cry fans will just have to let Nintendo that they still want to see the character get a bigger part in the Smash Bros. franchise!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available exclusively on Nintendo Switch. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the game right here.

Do you play on purchasing Dante's Mii Fighter Costume in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Are you disappointed he won't be a fully playable fighter? Let us know in the comments or share your thoughts directly on Twitter at @Marcdachamp to talk all things gaming!

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Smash Bros pro Mew2King posts frame data analysis video on Kazuya

Shacknews 01 July, 2021 - 02:08am

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Learn some more about what to expect from Kazuya in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from one of the game's top pros.

It's another big day for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Today is the day that the game welcomes a new DLC character. This time, it's the iron fisted Kazuya Mishima from Tekken. On Monday, Smash Bros. series lead Masahiro Sakurai went into intricate detail explaining and showing off Kazuya's move set. On Tuesday, just hours before the character is set to arrive, long-time Super Smash Bros. pro player Jason 'Mew2King' Zimmerman went a step further, posting a full pre-release frame data analysis video for the character.

Zimmerman's analysis is based entirely on Monday's Mr. Sakurai Presents "Kazuya" livestream video. Mew2King compares every aspect of Kazuya's offensive and defensive output, comparing it to other characters in the game, as well as characters across the Super Smash Bros. series as a whole. This is a massive 40-minute video, which may be a lot for a single sitting. If you'd rather see a written analysis, you can check out Mew2King's Kazuya Notes doc, which Zimmerman is frequently updating. Expect much of the document to be updated once Kazuya is released.

We're big fans of Mew2King here at Shacknews, having followed his career for many years. We even celebrated his Smash Summit 6 victory back in May 2018. He's considered one of the Melee gods and for good reason, having racked up a legendary record across Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He certainly didn't invest this much time in Kazuya for nothing, so anyone hoping to start their Kazuya run with a competitive edge, M2K's video and document are a good starting point.

Kazuya comes to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate later tonight. Shacknews will be standing by as tonight's update deploys, releasing Kazuya and an expected slew of balance tweaks. Come back later tonight for more on this story.

Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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Final version 11.0.1 tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released by Abadango

EventHubs 01 July, 2021 - 02:08am

As such, the meta that is version 11.0.1 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be coming to an end. In response to this, professional Japanese player SNB|Abadango has released his final tier list for 11.0.1.

There are a total of 13 characters in Abadango's topmost tier category. Characters seen here include Diddy Kong, Joker, Pikachu, Sonic, Yoshi, Zero Suit Samus, Mario, Snake and 5 others.

A whopping 40 fighters have been positioned into the second highest tier category. This seems to suggest that fighters like Byleth, Bowser, Hero, Sephiroth, Min Min, Mr. Game & Watch, Steve, Terry, Ken, Inkling, Ice Climbers and many more are fairly viable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate right now.

According to Abadango, the worst characters right now are Dr. Mario, Incineroar, Ganondorf, Little Mac, King Dedede, Jigglypuff, and Isabelle. This tends to be fairly consistent with many other top player tier lists.

Abadango's tier list does appear to be quite different than what we're used to seeing, but it's well established that the meta is developing differently in the Japanese scene.

It will be interesting to see what changes are brought about with the version 12.0.0 patch. However, it's worth noting that balance adjustments are rarely impactful enough to cause significant shifts in the tier list.

As a result, Abadango's 11.0.1 tier list will likely look a similar to his future 12.0.0 tier list.

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