San Francisco, CA – May 23, 2018 – Developer Wavedash Games today unveiled its exciting new platform fighter, Icons: Combat Arena. Designed from the ground up to be the most accessible yet strategic fighting game available on PC, Icons: Combat Arenawill give players a streamlined multiplayer experience where they’ll punch, kick, dash, and slash their way to victory. Icons: Combat Arena will launch on Steam’s Early Access July 12 with a mix of blasters, battlers, and bruisers.

As part of today’s unveil, select players will gain access to the final Icons closed beta test (CBT), kicking off this weekend (May 26 – 27). Those interested in a chance to join the weekend-long event should sign up HEREicons.gg/signup

“As a fan of platform fighting games, and having been involved in the competitive side of them for over a decade, we designed Icons: Combat Arena for all those who love online competition,” said Matt Fairchild, CEO and co-founder of Wavedash Studios. “This final closed beta is a major milestone, as we take the best elements of the genre and make them accessible to anyone who owns a PC.”

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Built from scratch by fighting game fanatics and with input from the platform fighting community, Icons: Combat Arena hearkens back to the classic days of the genre, when anyone could jump in and start having fun with their friends, throwing everything from basic punches, to mighty shockwaves and bruising body blocks. The game’s multi-layered development invites hardcore fans to “dig deeper” and become experts at passing around punishment. Icons: Combat Arena  features a roster of distinct characters, with individual moves and personalities. Whether it be a fast dash, a powerful block, or a full-on shockwave, each fighter has their own focus and style.

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About Wavedash Games
Wavedash Games is an independent game publisher based out of Oakland, California, founded with the express goal of combining seasoned game development talent with grassroots community passion. Our team comes from across the industry: Riot and Blizzard, Bioware and Kixeye, Sony and Twitch, and more. Formed by fanatical fighting game fans, Wavedash aims to bring the fun of fighting games to a broader audience.