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Monday, June 28, 2021

Masahiro Sakurai Presents "Kazuya" in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate...With KoopaTV's Live Reactions!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - My objective is to learn his name instead of calling him Mr. Tekken.

As was foretold in the Nintendo Direct at E3 2021 a mere two weeks ago, today is when Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai gave a special presentation for the new downloadable character Kazuya from Tekken. Kazuya promises to be relatively complicated by Super Smash Bros. standards. How will the Tekken gameplay be faithfully recreated in a Super Smash Bros. environment, like Ryu and Ken's Street Fighter gameplay and Terry's Fatal Fury gameplay? (And Min Min's ARMS gameplay, though that's simpler than usual.)



[9:48 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMy8Ah4eQ8g
[9:48 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I think I figured out how to remember his name is Kazuya.
[9:48 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's like... "Kazooie".
[9:56 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I feel like there should be waiting music. From Tekken.
[9:59 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Like, I dunno if my sound even works! (I mean, it does, based on listening to any other video, but...)
[9:59 AM] HeavyLobster: Let's Go!
[9:59 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: FAKE NEWS it hasn't started.
[10:00 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Okay now it's time.
[10:00 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: SWITCH SNAP.
[10:00 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Sakurai's staff has socially distanced away from him, even farther than before. Hopefully that doesn't mean Kazuya is actually a distance demon too.
[10:01 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Doesn't this feel like Tekken? I think we need to introduce Tekken first"
[10:01 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Yeah I can't really answer that question.
[10:02 AM] HeavyLobster: I understood that reference.
[10:02 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: RTBEFTKFDFTRN

Super Smash Bros. Masahiro Sakurai is a fighting game argument debate
Y'know, I'd like to think that his following remarks are Masahiro Sakurai saying that, yes,
Super Smash Bros. is a fighting game series.


[10:03 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Tekken games have slower frame data than Smash Bros.
[10:04 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Kazuya was chosen over Heihachi due to the former having the DEVIL'S POWER.
[10:05 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Devil Blaster (neutral B) laser goes really far.
[10:06 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But Jigglypuff can maybe crouch under it... except it can be angled high and low.
[10:06 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Sakurai encouraging laser camping.
[10:06 AM] HeavyLobster: I think I know what move everyone will be spamming on Quickplay.
[10:07 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Devil Fist is side-b, where you punch people and I guess stun/crumple them.
[10:07 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But it's very shieldable.
[10:07 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: wtf
[10:07 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: His double jump is massive.
[10:08 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And Devil Wings Up-B has a hitbox.
[10:08 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (When can Little Mac use Jolt Haymaker after being hit?)
[10:08 AM] HeavyLobster: He has a projectile, a move that goes forward, and a killer Up-B. Shoto alert?
[10:09 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Kazuya's Down-B stole King Bowser's Flying Slam.
[10:09 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: RAGE FEATURE
[10:09 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "once-per-stock mode called Rage"
[10:10 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Attack multiplied by 1.1x.
[10:10 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Once you get above 100%. And Heaven's Door turns into RAGE DRIVE.
[10:10 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (As does normal grabs.)
[10:10 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: A-And command inputs.
[10:11 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: No time limit on RAGE, but it ends if you RAGE DRIVE or miss several Rage  Drive attempts.
[10:11 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: His Final Smash is shooting a bunch of beams at you.
[10:12 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Sakurai really wants to emphasise how tall Kazuya is.
[10:12 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "OVERALL CHARACTERISTICS"
[10:12 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "he's great at making comebacks" with high attack power.
[10:12 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But poor range and slow attack speed (though faster than Tekken.)
[10:13 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: HE STOLE LORD BOWSER'S SUPER ARMOUR TOUGH GUY.

Kazuya super armor Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tough Guy Bowser
Kazuya is a dang thief, stealing MULTIPLE mechanics from King Bowser Koopa.


[10:15 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Kazuya has many moves, like in Tekken, and many command inputs. Sakurai recommends not trying to use all of them.
[10:15 AM] HeavyLobster: This character is gonna be so horseshit.
[10:16 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Command inputs include "Left Splits Kick" with is dash dash A, and he can reflect.
[10:16 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He doesn't just have an up-tilt...
[10:16 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: HE HAS A DIAGONAL TILT.
[10:17 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: MULTIPLE DIAGONAL TILTS.
[10:17 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: With different properties. So he has a Reflector and a shieldbreaker and a combo starter and a shield-bypasser.
[10:17 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And a tripper.
[10:18 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (And a back-tilt and a diagonal-back-up tilt.)
[10:19 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And crouch moves.
[10:19 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Which helps lowers his usual tall profile.)
[10:20 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Geez, usually Sakurai's presentations have lots of quirky filler but he's really going into all of this time talking about moves.
[10:21 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: All of Kazuya's smash attacks have super armour.
[10:21 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So is he pay-to-not-suck Little Mac?
[10:22 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: This is terrifying. <_<
[10:22 AM] HeavyLobster: Apparently Kazuya still has bad frame data, so he might need all this gimmicky stuff.
[10:22 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I dunno that Jumping Knuckle is pretty quick.
[10:23 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Sakurai teaching people to reverse aerial rush.
[10:24 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: wtf his throws are cutscenes
[10:24 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: HE HAS A COMMAND INPUT THROW
[10:25 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Shoryuken lets you Crouch Dash which gives you invulnerability.
[10:25 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And Pressing A gives a move.
[10:26 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...And pressing more precisely gives another move.
[10:26 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And holding it gives another ove.
[10:26 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: *move
[10:26 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (DRAGON UPPERCUT)
[10:26 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pressing B gives yet another one.
[10:27 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "I'll show you a special trick."
[10:27 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: His side-taunt is a combo.
[10:27 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Though Sakurai doesn't recommend using it in fights.
[10:28 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Not all of Kazuya's combos are actually auto-combos.
[10:29 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Mishima Dojo really is just reusing the Fatal Fury stadium stage gimmick.
[10:29 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Except you can break the ceiling too.
[10:29 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And it's not an instant-KO.
[10:29 AM] HeavyLobster: Banned.
[10:30 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "New tactics different from those from King of Fighters Stadium"
[10:30 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Sakurai playing Squad Strike vs. the five fighters he killed off in the Kazuya trailer.
[10:31 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He intends to do Kazuya vs. Pit, Min Min, Marth, Captain Falcon, and Ganondorf.
[10:31 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Weirdly, he picked Little Mac on his team along with Terry, Ryu, and Ken.
[10:31 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Little Mac isn't a fighting game character!
[10:31 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He should've picked Min Min too.
[10:31 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Sakurai lost vs. Min Min.
[10:31 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: First time he's lost one of these.
[10:32 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He's camping lasers against the CPU Captain Falcon in his do-over.
[10:33 AM] HeavyLobster: Beam, beam, beam

Kazuya Devil Blaster range Super Smash Bros. Ultimate laser beam
S-So he IS a distance demon...
Longer range than Min Min!


[10:33 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "time for the beam."
[10:34 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "I wanted to use all kinds of moves, but I wasn't able to show them off."
[10:34 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 'cause he just kept spamming neutral B.
[10:34 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 39 songs total. o.o
[10:35 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: A fraction of those are new arrangements, but...
[10:36 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: MII FIGHTERS
[10:37 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: rip
[10:37 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: LLOYD IRVING
[10:37 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Dragonborn?
[10:37 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Like, Skyrim?
[10:37 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Dante... from Devil May Cry, but they're just saying Dante.
[10:37 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: SHANTAE
[10:38 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Including a music track.
[10:38 AM] HeavyLobster: That was a kick in the balls for a lot of Smash speculators.
[10:38 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "A lot of these people have been wanting these characters as standalone fighters."
[10:38 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Who wanted Skyrim...?)
[10:39 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: June 29 release date.
[10:39 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...so wot timezone is that?
[10:39 AM] HeavyLobster: Tomorrow instead of today.
[10:39 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Min Min amiibo coming...sometime in the future.
[10:40 AM] HeavyLobster: Just had to make it the same day as Disgaea 6.
[10:40 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "The Min Min amiibo will be available for purchase at the date shown." "2022"
[10:40 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "2022" isn't much of a date...
[10:40 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "There won't be any more before that." In terms of DLC fighters after the next one.
[10:41 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But it'll still be available in 2021.
[10:41 AM] HeavyLobster: So that's it for characters.

Kazuya Kirby Devil Power gene wings Super Smash Bros. Ultimate official
Nintendo of Europe went out of their way to post a Twitter status just of Kazuya Kirby pictures.


[10:41 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well...
[10:41 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I think people will TRY to spam Kazuya beam online.
[10:42 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But I think his skill floor is a bit too high for the average player.
[10:42 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (There are a lot of better, other characters to use for spamming projectiles.)
[10:42 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Sort of terrified on how high his skill ceiling could be!
[10:42 AM] HeavyLobster: Inb4 "What the hell is this?" Dante memes for his Mii Costume.
[10:43 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, Phoenix Wright still has a chance, right? :)
[10:43 AM] HeavyLobster: Theoretically. But Kazuya does have a suit alt that looks kinda like Phoenix.
[10:43 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Random CAPCOM characters have slowly been getting Mii Costumed!
[10:43 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...NOPE.
[10:43 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NOTHING LIKE HIM.

Kazuya tuxedo suit costume colours gold purple white black Tekken Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
None of these individuals even RESEMBLE Phoenix Wright!
You'll notice that none of gold, purple, white, or black are Phoenix Wright's blue.


[10:44 AM] HeavyLobster: Sorry.
[10:44 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Nintendo UK clarifies that Kazuya will be available June 30, so it's June 29 in America.
[10:44 AM] HeavyLobster: But I don't think he's happening.
[10:45 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...
[10:45 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: OBJECTION.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Masahiro Sakurai presents Kazuya Mishima thanks for watching
And thanks for reading KoopaTV's live reaction log.



So... what are your Kazuya impressions? Should that question wait until after the release? Have you figured out how to type his name yet? Z before Y. ...Though it's unnatural on the keyboard. Kazuya. Kazuya. Kazuya. ...Ludwig really wants Little Mac to be buffed, and he wants other characters to stop pilfering from his father.


The previous Sakurai Presents was for Pyra and Mythra.
Well, here's what's in version 12.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

7 comments :

  1. Meanwhile I would be happy to at least get a Sami Mii with her theme as the background music since people are getting reacquainted with Advance Wars once again.

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    1. wtf how'd you know this just got published

      Samii? Hm... Fitting, I suppose.

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  2. Sakuri was bested by min-min and as such the min-min amibo will be delayed until 2022 with news of a possible nerf in the works.

    Happy for those who like Kazuya but I'm not so into him. Fortunately tekken has been scratched off the list of series who need a smash character so the list of (notable) fighting games shortens. Hopefully the final DLC character won't be a fighting game character but which series would they take it from anyway? Clay Fighter?

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    1. I'd be totally fine if Min Min got nerfed!

      Mortal Kombat! Or Soul Calibur.

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    2. (Well, Min Min DID get nerfed.)

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  3. There should be a tournament with only characters who do damage with their taunts and those taunts are the only moves they can use in the battle

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    1. Sounds like it'd end up being decided by sudden death (time-out) every time.

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