Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans were abuzz after the announcement Kazuya was joining the fray. Here’s when Mr. Sakurai Presents: Kazuya is.
By Brittany Spurlin
Published Jun 16, 2021
E3 2021’s Nintendo Direct was shrouded in mystery, but fans were nearly sure of one thing: a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character would be revealed. Nintendo Direct rose to meet expectations, starting its showcase with a trailer unveiling Tekken’s Kazuya as the newest addition to the famed fighting game. As is tradition with new Super Smash Bros. fighter additions, series director Masahiro Sakurai will host a presentation fully introducing fans to the character.
Mr. Sakurai Presents: Kazuya?is?set to take place June 28 at 7 AM PT.?The event will give fans an in-depth look at how the Tekken character will fit into the game, as well as give some of Kazuya’s backstory so fans can fully appreciate everything he brings to Nintendo’s fighting game. The presentation will also hopefully announce the date Kazuya officially joins the game, a fact currently unknown. If Mr. Sakurai Presents: Kazuya follows the pattern of previous?Smash Bros?presentations, the livestream will run about 45 minutes.
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Past Super Smash Bros. Ultimate additions, most recently Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII and Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, have brought unique their unique fighting styles from their original franchises to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arena. New characters also bring new fighting stages and music representative of their core game. With Kazuya’s addition, there is one spot left in the DLC roster. Pending Mr. Sakurai Presents, here’s everything we know about what Kazuya will bring to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
From the announcement trailer, fans got a glimpse of the fighting style Kazuya will use in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. His basic moves clearly incorporate powerful hand-to-hand combat. It also looks like Kazuya will be able to charge power by landing blows on foes, each win adding a purple charge to his body. This will allow him to transform into a demon-like version of himself,?black wings, horns, and all. While in this form, Kazuya can shoot purple beams of power at his enemies, raising them in the air and shocking them with an electric-like jolt.
Kazuya’s addition will port over a unique Tekken stage to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, likely the temple setting seen multiple times throughout the reveal trailer. It will also add Tekken music to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate soundtrack, though at this time it is unclear which songs and how many. The first Tekken character to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kazuya joins fellow fighting game characters Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter. Fans should know more at the Mr. Sakurai Presents: Kazuya presentation on June 28, 2021.
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Brittany Spurlin is Senior Writer for Screen Rant’s Game Features. Previously, she was a news editor on VENN’s editorial team. With a screenwriting degree from Boston University, she loves engaging narratives – especially the nerdy ones. More often than not, she can be found playing The Elder Scrolls, Wild Rift, The Legend of Zelda and Stardew Valley.
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