Smash Legends will receive a new legend, mode and more on April 12th as announced by developers 5minlab. The studio, which was recently acquired by Krafton Inc, has revealed a new mode called Competitive Match, as well as a new Dragon-themed legend named Yong Yong.
The new competitive PvP mode, Competitive Match, will become available at level 15 for people who have six or more types of Legends. The gameplay will be based on a 3v3 capture style match, where six players select their legends in their order of preference, with each legend only being available for one player. This mode looks to add a new layer to strategic gameplay, as participants will have to adapt to an unknown team make-up or will have to use a legend they aren't too familiar with through the draft pick system.
Yong Yong, the new legend, will be available to purchase with either credits or games, with anyone who purchases them also receiving their themed effects and emotes. This little dragon is said to deal significant damage using body rolls and body slams. Also available for purchase is the new Legend Assemble Bundle, which will include most of the Legends released in the game. Players can also buy Rabi, Witch Queens and Repunzel’s new theme, Shadow Skin.
In a positive step for gamers, 5minlab is putting resources toward interacting with their players. When speaking on the subject, CEO Moon-hyoun Park said “We are doubling our efforts to improve communication with our users. One such example was the live chat Q&A session we hosted earlier this month on the official SMASH LEGENDS Discord channel in celebration of the release of Competitive Match.”
“We plan to share various news about the game and entertainment via the official SMASH LEGENDS community channels to strengthen our relationship with our players.” Transparency and an open forum is always a good way for players to raise any issue or desires for the game, so 5minlab’s willingness to explore these avenues can only lead to positive change.