Maybe you don’t want to watch all 30 rounds, but if you’ve been following along you’ll notice that the backgrounds now have more characters, the winning player now has “Leader” above their health (it gets tricky to measure health when you can have 1 v 3 matches) and that these players are highly skilled. I’m excited.
Looks like the game is close to finished, although I heard a rumor that the Story Mode will be released (for free) later on, as a separate patch or something. This could be wrong! But even if it’s true, I won’t mind. They also promised more downloadable characters (including males!) later on. And, if I recall correctly, they also said you can stream your own music while playing, which is great for people like me who are super picky about in-game music.
Once the game is released I’ll be doing a bigger analysis of it, but for now I just have to applaud the team for pulling it all together and making something so compelling in a genre that’s flooded with sequels and spinoffs. I won’t be surprised if the fighting game community neglects it for being too fun and stylish, but hopefully it finds a big following.