After more than a year of buildup, Wavedash Games has announced Icons: Combat Arena, an upcoming platform fighter that draws influence from both the Super Smash Bros. series and traditional fighting games.
The announcement came with a teaser video showing off a portion of the game's cast, including the newly-announced Zhurong. A gameplay trailer was also released shortly before top 8 for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at EVO 2017.
The gameplay trailer shows off the five characters revealed thus far, as well as several of the game's stages. Many aspects - such as the stage layouts and several of the attacks seen so far - are obviously drawn from the Super Smash Bros. games, but others, such as Raymer's aimed shot and Xana's lunging attack, are completely new.
Wavedash Games will also be holding an AMA on /r/smashbros at 12 PM PDT on July 17th. Their lead designers, artists, and programmers will be answering questions from fans about the Icons and its development.
You can learn more about Icons: Combat Arena here.