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October 05, 2018

Wavedash and the Future

Players, Wavedash will look very different next week. Effective today, we are unfortunately laying off the majority of the development team....

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Icons Developer Diary: Ezzie

Welcome to Ezzie’s Development Diary. I’m Adam Oliver, Game Designer at Wavedash Games. I took the lead on developing the latest Icon to join the arena: Ezzie! Ezzie was truly...

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Shadowbriar unleashed. New character revealed.

Hey Icons community, We're excited and a little spooked to unleash our new, battle-ready arena: Shadowbriar.  Discovered on the other side of a mysterious portal in Yorian spa...

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Icons Early Access Patch Notes 9/5/18

This week the patch will include some quality of life changes which will enhance new player experience, animation updates, and bug fixes! ...

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Icons Early Access Patch Notes 8/22/18

We’re rolling out a fairly large patch this week. We’re introducing online Free For All battles, a new way to earn Spectra, and doing some much-needed adjustments to various g...

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Free For All is live in Icons Early Access!

We at Wavedash are building Icons: Combat Arena to be the competitive platform fighting game for everyone. To us, that mission includes adding more game modes so that people c...

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Congratulations to the ICC Season: Zero champion

Congratulations are in order to HyperFlame, the first champion of the Icons Challenger Circuit! HyperFlame persevered through a grueling 64-person tournament at Super Smash Co...

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Icons Challenger Circuit: Week Three Recap

The first half of the Icons Challenger Circuit, Season: Zero has come and gone, and we’re just two days away from the ICC Finals at Super Smash Con 2018. While the SSC tournam...

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Icons Early Access Patch Notes 8/8/18

This patch features a new sound effect on shield hits, and various bug fixes. No additional balance fixes until after Super Smash Con concludes!...

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More Spectra and Character Unlock Tokens for Icons

We’re pleased with the way things are going in Icons: Combat Arena’s Early Access phase, and today we’ve released an update that tweaks some aspects of the game’s economy and ...

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Icons Challenger Circuit: Week Two Recap

Upsets! Get your upsets here! After a Week One of domination by the notorious MrMime, things got pretty interesting in Week Two in the Icons Challenger Circuit, Season: Zero. ...

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Play Characters, Get Rewards - A Progression Primer

The more you play Icons and earn XP, the more personalized and unique your account and experience will be....

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Icons Challenger Circuit: Week One Recap

The first four online qualifier tournaments for Icons Challenger Circuit are in the books, kicking off Season: Zero with hundreds of entrants, edge-of-your-seat five-game gran...

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Icons Early Access Patch Notes 7/25/18

This patch includes application startup time optimizations, a new Kidd character select screen animation and various bug fixes....

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Character unlocking changes in Icons

We love the feedback from our Early Access players, and we’re testing important adjustments that affect the character unlocking system in response. Here’s what’s changed and w...

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Icons Early Access Patch Notes 7/18/18

We've heard your feedback, and we've made some changes we think you'll like for training mode. We've also got some additional end-lag tuning changes!...

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Announcing the Icons Challenger Circuit

Ready to prove your prowess at Icons: Combat Arena on the big stage and win great prizes along the way? Introducing the Icons Challenger Circuit, a series of tournaments in Ju...

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ICONS: COMBAT ARENA ENTERS THE RING ON STEAM EARLY ACCESS

Icons: Combat Arena, is available now in North America through Steam Early Access. Designed from the ground up to be the most accessible and strategic fighting game on Steam, ...

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Icons Early Access Patch Notes 7/12/18

Icons is moving into Early Access! Shield Gust, Wallbounce and Character tuning, Low Spec Stages, New Stage Music, and more....

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Player Progression

We're testing Player Progression this week. Here is a bit more insight about how it works!...

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Icons Closed Beta Patch Notes 6/27/18

Player and Character Progression has been rolled out! Various UI improvements, additional gallery content, and character balance are also included in this patch. Read on for a...

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This Weekend June 22-24: Help Us Test the Gallery

Icons has a big weekend coming up. We're letting all signups in North America from icons.gg into the beta so we can stress test our servers from June 22nd 11:00am - June 24th ...

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Icons Closed Beta Patch Notes 6/20/18

The Gallery is open, hurtbox tuning passes, and slight fixes to Zhurong in this week's patch notes!...

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Customize your Icon with hundreds of items in the Gallery

Skins, emotes, taunts, platforms, and the all-new holograms. Deck out your character with all the flair a champion demands! Read on about what you can customize in the Icons: ...

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Icons Closed Beta Patch Notes 6/13/18

All previous skins available this Wavedash Wednesday, and various rig updates!...

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Icons Closed Beta Patch Notes 6/6/18

Three new skins for Raymer, Kidd, and Weishan, cycle in today for this week's playtest! ...

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Icons Character Reveal: Weishan, The Imperious Prince

His rebellion against his sister in tatters, Prince Weishan retreated through the Cloud Empire's portal and found himself in Yorian star space. Now he seeks to rebuild his inf...

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Early Access Launch: July 12, 2018, On Steam

The new era in platform fighters begins on July 12, as Icons: Combat Arena launches on Steam Early Access....

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Icons Closed Beta Patch Notes 5/23/18

Balance changes for Wall/Ceiling bounces, Jab knockback values, Ashani, Kidd, Raymer, and Xana! ...

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Icons: How We Do Free-To-Play

Platform Fighters are ready to break out, and we’re building Icons to reach audiences across the world. The best way to reach those new audiences is to make the game free. As ...

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Icons Closed Beta Patch Notes 5/16/18

Preview Three New Skins & New Arena, Forbidden Shrine! This week’s patch also contains a change to Wavelanding....

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Enter a New Arena and Try New Skins This Wednesday

Showing a glimpse of Zhurong's homeworld, the newest arena contains a single, central platform that's perfect for well-placed sword swipes and Raymer ricochets.  Forbidden Shr...

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Icons Closed Beta Patch Notes 5/9/18

Preview Three New Skins & Balance Changes: Icons is kicking off a series of character skin previews! This week’s patch also contains minor balance tweaks and an adjustment...

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Preview Three New Skins in This Week's Playtest

This week, Closed Beta testers will get the first preview of alternate skins in Icons: Combat Arena. Kidd, Zhurong and Raymer all have one special skin each. Next week, we'll ...

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Icons Closed Beta Patch Notes 5/2/18

Visual Updates & New Mechanics: We've added shield tilting and have modified how Shield Gust works. We've also made some long awaited changes to footstep SFX. Check out th...

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Icons Closed Beta: Visual Updates 5/2/18

This week's patch is a big one: visual overhauls for several stages, new models for several characters, mechanical updates, new music, and even new footsteps. Read on for a sn...

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Icons Closed Beta Patch Notes 4/25/18

Being in Closed Beta means ample updates as we get the game just right. This week's patch is focused on tightening up our systems and tuning the cast, drawing on matchmaking d...

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Icons Closed Beta: Phase 2 Begins Next Week

Get Ready to Share We’re ready. Are you ready? Starting next week, we’re lifting the NDA for participants in the Icons: Combat Arena Closed Beta. Yes, that means YOU will be a...

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Afi & Galu: The Elemental Duo

Command the dual powers of fire and water with Afi and Galu, the elemental duo that’s closer than kin. While one’s safely a statue, the other springs to life - swap between th...

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2017 Recap and the Closed Beta

Since we first announced Icons: Combat Arena, so much has happened. We've grown from a scrappy handful of devs to a team of more than 30 from all across the industry. We've se...

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Thanks for a Great TwitchCon!

This year's TwitchCon was an amazing one. Not only did we luck out with our booth location (right next to Killer Queen and the esports stage!), we had hundreds of awesome peop...

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Show Us Your Icons Stickers Twitchcon Contest

How To Enter: 1. Take a picture of your favorite Icons: Combat Arena character sticker on one of your things. 2. Tweet the picture at @IconsArena and @ToshibaUSA with #IconsTw...

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We're Returning to Super Smash Con!

We’re returning to Super Smash Con this year, where for the first time ever, Icons: Combat Arena will be playable by the public. Find our booth on the show floor for a hands-o...

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Icons Alpha Gameplay Livestream Recap

On July 27th we held our first ever gameplay live stream, featuring the first extended look at characters Xana and Raymer. The stream also featured a lengthy Q and A with the ...

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Behind the Name "Icons: Combat Arena"

The day after our gameplay announcement, we hopped on Reddit to answer hundreds of questions from the community. Over the coming weeks we will be posting the most popular ques...

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When's Gameplay? Tomorrow.

The trailer premiers live on-stream at the Evo Fighting Game championships, airing after top eight completes for Tekken 7, just before Smash 4. The estimated time is at 3pm Pa...

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Zhurong: The Empress

The fifth fighter revealed for Icons: Combat Arena, Zhurong is an expert swordwoman and ruler of an ancient empire. After being forced to battle her brother over their competi...

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Welcome to Icons

There are many reasons to fight. Some fight for prestige, some for their people, and some just for fun. Whatever their reason, those that enter the arena share one goal: to be...