|Smash Fight 5|
The game's logo designed by Michael Wildshill in E3 2014.
|Developer(s)||Team Smash Fight & Co
(additional work provided by UltraNitro Studios and Deep Silver Dambuster Studios)
JP Tencent Games
|Engine||GeoBob Engine 4|
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Wii, Universal Odyssey, Nintendo DS, NVidia Shield, Greeny Arcade 256, Xbox One|
Greeny Arcade 384
|Released||NA September 15, 2015|
EU October 8, 2015
JP December 7, 2015
Smash Fight 5 is a fighting video game developed by Team Smash Fight & Co, and published by Deep Silver. Smash Fight 5 is the fifth installment to bear the Smash Fight name in the video game series of the same name, and sixth installment overall (when counting Geo Guy and Friends: Crazy Fight, the "spiritual predeccessor" to the actual series).
The game's relase date was already unknown, until an open beta was launched at Gamescom 2014 on 15th of August, 2014. After that, the release date was announced to be October 8th, 2015.
Like in other Smash Fight games, the game is a competitive fighting game which the gameplay resembles the gameplay of Super Smash Bros series, but has some differences.
More coming soon.
Development and historyEdit
The game was stuck in development hell for almost 7 years, before "going gold" in September 6, 2015.
"Balls", UltraNitro Studios and Snakecore (2013-2014)Edit
First, it was developed by "Balls" and the development started in 2008.
After 2013, the development moved to it's "spiritual successors" UltraNitro Studios and SnakeCore. Few months later, the game was announced to be available to large collection of consoles, since Tencent Holdings has took over the distribution rights of the game. The game was promised to be released on even older consoles like PlayStation 2 after Ubisoft took over the publishing rights, and the fans were proud. The rights were eventually gaven to the main distributor Ubisoft.
SnakeCore bought the Hannover studio and Koch Media bought the distribution rights after Balls Corporation, the parent company of "Balls", was filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Ignition Entertainment and UTV True Games brands and trademarks were given by UTV Interactive Studios to Balls Corporation when distribution/publishing rights of PAL region were given to Koch Media the next day, while CJ E&M Games gave the Korean publishing rights, Microsoft Studios gave the worldwide Xbox One/XCage publishing rights and Ubisoft gave the main publishing rights to Koch Media USA.
After few weeks after GDC 2013, Super Smash Bros engine was switched to GeoBob Engine and the files were ported succesfully.
In July 2nd, SnakeCore established few localization, porting and game assurance offices to Cologne (Germany) and Hong Kong (China). According to the information displayed in SnakeCore's announcement, Cologne studio ports the game to PSVita, Android, iOS, Mars, XCage & Ouya and handles game assurance while Hong Kong studio ports the game to Wii U and handles the localization to Asia. In July 30th, 2014, the core team at SnakeCore and PC porting team at Interceptor Entertainment moved to Deep Silver's new studio, Dambuster Studios, temporarily.
Later, it was announced that beta release date was moved from Christmas Day to Gamescom 2014 (15th of August, 2014), and the music was revealed to be composed by 4 former composers from Rareware and one ex-Crytek composer, along with many other composers as well.
Team Smash Fight & Co (2014-)Edit
At Gamescom 2014 announcement, it was announced that the game is now worked under Team Smash Fight & Co.
Hideo Kojima, Chris Seavor and many other notable game developers (who developed mods and video games like Newer Super Mario Bros Wii, Project M, Metal Gear Solid, Gravity Rush, Ico, etc etc) are part of the so-called "quarter team" of Team Chu, Team Smash Fight & Co. Because of it, many third-party characters were added with permission of the creators of the specific character, even to versions running on rival consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4. After Silent Hills got cancelled, Team Smash Fight & Co hired Guillermo del Toro as temporary storywriter.
After Metal Gear Solid 5 was released, Team Smash Fight & Co hired Kojima as part-time game developer and full-time game planner. They also hired the ex-Snakecore/Interceptor staff from Dambuster Studios, staff who worked on Silent Hills/P.T., and some employees from:
- CJ E&M Games,
- Koei Tecmo,
- Capcom Vancouver,
- NetherRealm Studios,
- Bandai Namco Holdings,
- Electronic Arts,
- Take-Two Interactive/Rockstar Games,
- Inxile Entertainment,
- Obsidian Entertainment,
- Valve Corporation,
- Sony Computer Entertainment,
- OK Labs,
- What Pumpkin Studios,
- Crystal Dynamics,
- Udon Entertainment,
- ZeroForce Studios,
- Game Freak,
- Konami/Kojima Productions,
- and Capcom Online Studios.
The now-hired staff became full-time employees.
Console release announcements and cancellationsEdit
The PlayStation 4 version was cancelled (while Wii U version was previously cancelled) and the game moved to XCage (XC) and Xbox One. Few months later, the game was announced to be available to large collection of consoles, since Tencent Holdings has took over the distribution rights of the game. The game was promised to be released on even older consoles like PlayStation 2 after Ubisoft took over the publishing rights, and the fans were proud. This could have been the only game in the Smash Fight series to be expanded up to 3 generations of consoles.
SnakeCore East, located at Tokyo, Japan, a game porting, localization, game development and game assurance division, merged to SnakeCore in June 25th, 2014. SnakeCore was announced to port and develop the game for PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, DreamCast, Universal Odyssey, "Balls" Durango, Android, iOS, GameCube, SnakeAngle, Rapier Game-Fi, "Balls" Mars, XCage, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Ouya, NVidia Shield, Wii, PlayStation 2, Java ME and Wii U.
PlayStation 2, Dreamcast, Nokia N-Gage, Tapwave Zodiac, Gizmondo and GameCube versions were sadly cancelled after they were discontinued. a week after the announcement of Snakecore's ports, as PlayStation 2, GameCube, Durango, SnakeAngle and Dreamcast SDKs were outdated.
In Gamescom 2014, the bundle of DLCs known as Smash Fight 5.5 was announced, and includes additional characters, enhanced mods and enhanced, additional options, to name a few. As of E3 2015, they have included all submitted/approved fan-made mods into the bundle.
The PlayStation 4 and Wii U versions resumed development in June 18, 2015.
SequelEditOn September 2, 2015, Team Smash Fight & Co announced the plans to work on Smash Fight 6 in collaboration with Fumito Ueda's new studio GenDesign, and Mike Stainton's (who is one of the Robert Stainton's sons) new indie game studio Origo Games, but is currently under consideration, because there's no publisher confirmed yet, since Koch Media decided not to continue publishing future Smash Fight games, while being developed by Team Smash Fight & Co. At Tokyo Game Show 2015, the development team announced the start of development on versions for Nintendo NX, smartphones, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Xbox 360, SnakeAngle, "Balls" Durango, "Balls" Neo, GameCube, tablets, Mac OS X, Linux, Raspberry Pi, Orange Pi, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS, DSi, 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS, N-Gage, Dreamcast, N64, Sega Saturn, Tapware Zodiac, Gizmondo, Wii U, Java ME, Wii, NVidia Shield, Ouya, Android Watch, Apple Watch, iOS, Android, Rapier Game-Fi, XCage, PS Vita,Universal Odyssey, Universal Mercury, XCage, Xbox One, PS3, Greeny Arcade, Greeny Arcade 256, Greeny Arcade 384 and other handhelds, dedicated consoles, and microconsoles, which now marks as the only Smash Fight game, so far, to be expanded up to 5 generations of consoles. They also announced to integrate all of the content from the bundle of DLCs (Smash Fight 5.5) into the game, and also announced new characters from the following franchises:
- Shonen Jump
- Mortal Kombat
- Metal Gear Solid
- Tatsunko Productions
- Cartoon Network shows
- DC Comics
The development team confirmed that the Windows 7/8/10 and PlayStation 5 versions are still under consideration, and the team decided to release all versions at the same day at all regions, and was scheduled for 2021 release. The codename for Smash Fight 6 is Omgur. A development blog of the same name is runned by the development team for Smash Fight 6. They also confirmed that they hired "tons of voice actors", including, but not limited to: Liam Neeson, Kiefer Sutherland, Vicki Gould, Thomas Ridgewell, Patton Oswalt, Chris Pratt, Catherine Taber, Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, and Courtenay Taylor.
On September 3, 2015, Square Enix, Kadokawa Games, Electronic Arts, Sega, Bandai Namco, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, "Balls", and Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Media expressed their interests on publishing Smash Fight 6 in Asia, Australia, South America, Europe and Africa. Team Smash Fight & Co denied offers from "Balls", Bethesda Softworks, Square Enix, Warner Bros, Electronic Arts, Sega and Kadokawa Games. Bandai Namco Entertainment was selected as the new publisher for Smash Fight 6.
- Geo Guy
- Homer Simpson
- Eric Cartman
- Saoirse (Song of the Sea)
- Adriana Flow(F.R.I.E.N.D.S)
- Ben(Song of the Sea)
- Jan Soto
- Iran Soto
- Crash Bandicoot
- Marge Simpson
- Gree Guy
- Little Guy
- Coraline Jones
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Danny Guy
- Jimmie Miivert
- Tempo Harmoknight
- Tappy Harmoknight
- Jack Dawson (Titanic 1997 film)
- Rose DeWitt Bukater (Titanic 1997 film)
- Lady The Magical Engine
- Gold Geo Guy
- Daniel Gajardo Pulga
- Steve (Minecraft)
- Alex (Minecraft)
- The Mane Twelve (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls)
- Princess Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls)
- Rainbow Dash (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls)
- Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls)
- Rarity (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls)
- Applejack (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls)
- Fluttershy (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls)
- Sunset Shimmer (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls)
- Sci-Twi (Human Twilight Sparkle From My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Friendship Games)
- Indigo Zap
- Sour Sweet
- Sunny Flare
- Lemon Zest
- Princess Celestia (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls)
- Nick Hooper
- Thomas The Tank Engine
- Slik Turbit
- Logan Thirtyacre (Super Mario Logan)
- Bowser and Charleyyy (Super Mario Logan)
- Bowser Junior and Doofy The Dragon (Super Mario Logan)
- Lovell Stanton (Super Mario Logan)
- Lance Thirtyacre (Super Mario Logan)
- Chef Pee Pee (Super Mario Logan)
- Joseph (Super Mario Logan)
- Cody (Super Mario Logan)
- Principal Steinbeck (Super Mario Logan)
- Goodman (Super Mario Logan)
- Patrick (Super Mario Logan)
- Jackie Twu (Super Mario Logan)
- Jackie Chu (Super Mario Logan)
- Mario and Luigi (Super Mario Logan)
- Brooklyn Guy (Super Mario Logan)
- Screwball (Super Mario Logan)
- Craig The Devil (Super Mario Logan)
- Black Yoshi (Super Mario Logan)
- Orb Girl
- Bony Ring
- Billy and Mandy
- Grim Reaper
- Johnny Bravo
- Cow and Chicken (Cartoon Network's Cow and Chicken)
- Finn the Human (Adventure Time)
- Jake the Dog (Adventure Time)
- Steven Universe
- Clarence Wendell (Cartoon Network's Clarence)
- Uncle Grandpa
- The Powerpuff Girls
- Ben Tennyson
- Ed, Edd n Eddy
- Courage the Cowardly Dog
- Lazlo (Camp Lazlo)
- Chowder (Cartoon Network's Chowder)
- Tenshi Hinai
- Sheldon J. Plankton
- Patrick Star
- Suika Ibuki
- Geo Guy Clones (Geo Guy recolors)
- Mideval Robloxian
- Jeremy Carpenter (Jeremy World)
- Laser, EKu and Don (Laser & Friends)
- Villager (Animal Crossing)
- Dexter (Dexter's Laboratory)
- Pac Man
- Ms. Pac Man
- Xbox 360 Avatar (Xbox 360 version only)
- Mii (Wii, Nintendo 3DS, And Wii U versions only)
- Green Bob 2
- Kool Aid Man
- PBS Kids Dash
- PBS Kids Dot
- Green Bob
- Toon Link
- PaRappa The Rapper
- Blue Stickman
- UmJammer Lammy
- Cartoon Guy
- PJ Berri
- Coco Bandicoot
- Sunny Funny
- Dave the Minion
- Dick Grayson
- Barbara Gordon
- Dan Miivert
- Chrisie Miivert
- Jennifer Miivert
- Richie Miivert
- Jerry Miivert
- Niko Miivert
- Cherry Komukaru
- Frek Glemeko
- Yuugi Horishima
- Iku Nagae
- Hina Kagiyama
- Cherry Koakura
- Matias Zurita
- Hank Hill
- Microsoft Sam
- Cool Spot
- Scratch Cat
- Mr. Game And Watch
- Digit (Cyberchase)
- Neo Guy (The Original Geo Guy)
- Sea Bear
- Big Wig
- Mikkoman & Eetuman
- Dark Pit
- King Dedede
- Wendy Testaburger
- Cosmo And Wanda
- Spat (Hamtaro)
Characters added after Gamescom 2014 betaEdit
- Peppa Pig
- Duck Hunt
- Butters Stotch
- Bryan Guy
- More coming soon.
- This will be the first Smash Fight game to include characters from the following:
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
- The Adventures of BD
- 7up's Cool Spot
- Touhou Project
- Thomas & Friends
- Parappa The Rapper
- Happy Tree Friends
- Street Fighter
- King of the Hill
- Laser & Friends (comic book series)
- Mikkoman & Eetuman (comic book series)
- Mideval's World
- Davemadson productions inc.
- Game And Watch
- This game will also have the largest cast of characters, with about
93160 And 3 more? planned.
- The developers of Super Smash Bros Brawl mod, Project M, were actually brought to the development team, at one point. They still work on the game as of July 2014.
|Geo Guy and Friends: Crazy Fight! (1996) • Smash Fight (1999) • Smash Fight 2 (2002) • Smash Fight 3 (2009) • Smash Fight 4 (2014) • Smash Fight 5 (2015) • Smash Fight 6 (TBA)|