Tremendous Smash Bros. Final followers have been pleasantly stunned when Sephiroth was revealed as the following DLC fighter throughout The Sport Awards. Naturally, there have been quite a lot of questions relating to how he’ll play – specifically how the sport will deal with his absurdly lengthy sword, the Masamune. The newest gameplay deep dive hosted by Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai gave us an intimate take a look at the villain in motion in addition to the brand new additions coming when Sephiroth arrives on December 22.
Sephiroth is available in each his basic look in addition to a shirtless variant. He’s solely voiced in Japanese, which is a bummer for followers of his English voice. As anticipated, Sephiroth’s sword has an extended vary, nice for retaining foes at bay or for closing the hole in opposition to ranged-based fighters. His wide-arching Up + Smash assault can concurrently strike opponents in entrance of and behind him. The downward stab assault can pierce by platforms, damaging opponents hiding beneath. When knocked out of the ring, Sephiroth can even stab the stage to stop himself from falling, then pull himself again up … and that’s not even his precise restoration transfer. After all, Sephiroth sports activities his signature Octaslash as properly.
When he’s not slicing foes to shreds, Sephiroth is blasting them along with his Flare, Megaflare, and Gigaflare assaults. He additionally boasts Shadow Flare, fireballs that orbit fighters for a interval earlier than all of a sudden bombarding them. His Supernova inflicts a random array of crippling standing results, corresponding to reversing an opponent’s controls.
When Sephiroth is on his final legs, his one-winged type prompts. This mode will increase Sephiroth’s pace and power, and he additionally good points an added leap (giving him three jumps complete). If that’s not sufficient, the winged type additionally grants tremendous armor to Sephiroth’s smash assaults, that means it’ll be more durable to interrupt his strongest strikes. Balancing this transformation out is the truth that both KOing an opponent, or getting knocked out himself, deactivates the winged type.
When Sephiroth arrives, he brings a bunch of different additions. Ultimate Fantasy VII themed Mii fighter skins based mostly on Barrett (Gunner), Tifa (Brawler), and Aerith (Swordfighter) in addition to a chocobo hat. Moreover, there’s additionally a Gunner pores and skin based mostly on the much-requested Geno from Tremendous Mario RPG (don’t shoot the messenger, guys). Cloud additionally will get the Omnislash Ver. 5, the Creation Youngsters model of his signature assault.
9 new Ultimate Fantasy VII soundtracks make there approach into the sport as properly:
- Opening – Bombing Mission
- These Who Combat (Creation Youngsters model)
- These Who Combat Additional (Creation Youngsters model)
- Essential Theme of Ultimate Fantasy VII
- Cosmo Canyon
- One-Winged Angel
- Creation: One-Winged Angel
There’s additionally a brand new stage, and followers of Ultimate Fantasy VII Remake who haven’t performed the unique sport could wish to tread flippantly as even Sakurai said this might doubtlessly be a light spoiler (whereas additionally acknowledging Remake may change things). If you happen to’re frightened, skip to the part beneath the following picture. In any other case, click on the textual content to disclose info on the brand new area.
The Northern Cave, the climatic setting of the ultimate battle within the unique Ultimate Fantasy VII, is a model new area. Right here, gamers can battle whereas scenes from the sport’s huge finale play out within the background, together with Cid’s airship flying overhead and even the massive Meteor second. You recognize the one. It’s type of wild to only have a sport’s ending kind of occur proper in entrance of gamers, however Sakurai himself mainly stated out that FF VII is a 20-year-old sport, so to heck with spoilers at this level.
If you cannot look ahead to the December 22 to play as Sephiroth, a limited-time Sephiroth problem is stay at this time. You could find it atop the sport’s major menu. From now till the twenty second gamers can battle Sephiroth one-on-one underneath numerous difficulties. Defeating him unlocks the him and the brand new stage early (however you continue to must buy Challenger Pack 8 or Fighter Go Vol. 2).
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