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Here's a closer look at many of the moves that Tekken's Kazuya will be able to perform in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • June 16, 2021 at 7:25 a.m. PDT • Comments: 6

Tekken's Kazuya Mishima was recently announced to be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the Fighter Pass Vol. 2's Challenger Pack 10. More information about Kazuya in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, including a release date, is expected to drop during the "Mr. Sakurai presents Kazuya Mishima" presentation that is scheduled to happen on June 28, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET.

One thing is clear about Kazuya Mishima in Smash Ultimate: this is a fighter with a rather large pool of moves to attack with during gameplay. This isn't too surprising as Kazuya hails from a fighting game. Fellow fighting game reps Ryu, Ken and Terry Bogard also have a larger than average number of attacks contained within their movesets. To tide us over until June 28, Masahiro Sakurai provided fans with a sneak peek at about 32 of Kazuya's attacks via a one minute clip.

The name moves outlined in the one minute clip include the Tsunami Kick, the Searing Edge, the Flash Punch Combo, the Steel Pedal Drop, the Flash Tornado, the Nejiri Uraken, the Crouch Spin Kick, the Twin Pistons, the Sternum Smash, the Jumping Sobat, the Spinning Demon to Left Hook, the Dragon Uppercut, the Tombstone Crusher, the Gates of Hell, the Wind God Fist, the Crouch Jab, the Roundhouse to Triple Spin Kicks, the Rising Toe Kick, the Stature Smash, the Crouch Dash, the Left Splits Kick, the Stonehead, the Demon God Fist, the Oni Front Kick, the Double Face Kick, the Demon Scissors, the Jump Side Kick, the Demon's Wrath, the Leaping Sidekick, the Jumping Knuckle, the Air Inferno and the 10 Hit Combo.

Kazuya Mishima's Crouch Dash, also known as the "Mist Step," tends to be a classic movement tool for the Mishima characters in Tekken. As seen in the trailer, it's sometimes used as a way to approach against projectile users.

It's currently unknown if the Crouch Dash used to get past Ken's Hadoken in the trailer is the result of projectile immunity properties or if the Crouch Dash has the effect of greatly lowering Kazuya's hurtbox.

Though the Wind God Fist was shown, there's still no sign of the even more powerful Electric Wind God Fist. Still, it looks like the Wind God Fist will be a powerful whiff punishing tool that could potentially have combo applications based on the amount of stun it's shown to have.

Perhaps the Electric Wind God Fist is intended to be the reward for executing with the traditional inputs of the legendary Mishima technique in Tekken. We'll likely have more information on this specific attack on June 28.

While this is certainly a large assortment of moves, there's still a lot more about Kazuya that has yet to be elaborated on. Though Kazuya was seen using his Devil Form several times in the trailer, he only uses this form to perform the Air Inferno (appears to be Kazuya's up throw) in the 32 move showcase.


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