Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Kazuya Gameplay Revealed.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Director Masahiro Sakurai presented over 30 minutes of the next fighter entering the Ultimate arena to brawler fans. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Kazuya gameplay showed off what Kazuya is bringing to the table. For those excited to see Kazuya in action, check him out in the video that went live earlier today on June 28.
“Tekken is more of a game about understanding space between characters and where to hit,” Sakurai stated while Tekken 7 gameplay was being demonstrated. “Super Smash Bros. is a game of location. It’s more about playing offensively using heights and distances. Your fighter’s areas of safety and danger change depending on where they’re located. It requires a different skillset.”
With extensive research, Sakurai decided to highlight Kazuya’s Devil Gene – a dormant power that was passed down to him from his mother, and consequently passed to his son, Jin Kazama. And because Heihachi doesn’t have the gene, Kazuya was chosen to be the latest fighter to join the fray. Sakurai explained, “I thought Kazuya would work well in this game if we made his normal attacks as similar as possible to those in Tekken, while using the Devil’s Power for his midair jumps, smash attacks, and special moves.” On a visual level, it’s very cool to see Kazuya spread his wings on the fly.
Kazuya’s Final Smash is called Final Buster; a volley of Devil Blaster attacks are shot from his chest in a fan-like pattern; the spread is actually quite forgiving. However, make sure you hit that first beam because, if not, the ability will fail.
At the end of the presentation, Sakurai showed off some zany Mii fighter costumes which you can check out below:
Challenger Pack 10 will be available on June 29 for $6.