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Remnant is a 2.5D fighting game heavily based upon the Super Smash Bros. series, while using characters and stages from various other video games and media. The game uses the same engine as Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, and is set for a Q2 2015 Wii U release.
The game's main theme is an English version of Puella Magi Madoka Magica's theme song, "Connect", done by Miku-tan. An instrumental version plays on the title screen, while the English version plays multiple times throughout Story Mode and the credits sequence. Death Note's main theme, "The World", also plays multiple times through the story, while an instrumental version appears on the menus.
The game plays similar to the Super Smash Bros. series: four fighters clash in a 2.5D environment using various unique special moves, items and avoiding stage hazards. Unlike said series, the game uses a "health bar" system, despite having a damage counter in place: the fighter automatically gets KO'd once reaching 250%. In addition, while knockback and health are treated as one and the same in SSB, with the character's knockback increasing alongside their damage, Remnant has them as completely separate, allowing characters to be incredibly sturdy while near 200%. Despite these changes, the game is still relatively the same, with KO's being awarded should a fighter be knocked past the stage's blast line (i.e. edge of the screen), or, as previously mentioned, after accumulating 250%.
Every character also has a Final Move, often called "Final" or "Finale", amassed by dealing 1000% damage or by attacking - and breaking - the Mystical Eye item that will randomly spawn during a match. Rarely, the character who is currently in last place will spawn with their Final ready after being KO'd.
It has been confirmed that a story mode will appear in some fashion. In it's confirmation, it was revealed to be about "the characters trying to escape the small pocket of reality they have been trapped in by a god-like figure". It has also been revealed that the story will feature anime-esque cutscenes created by Studio Shaft, and that various non-playable characters will also make appearances. It will be released on a separate disc that comes alongside the multiplayer, and can also be sold separately under the title of "Remnants of the Heavens". Jake, the game's director, has said that a final name for the story mode has yet to be decided, but that it will not be Remnants of the Heavens.
There will be a total of 36 playable characters in the game, with 24 being unlockable.
Complete Rush Mode as every Super Mario character.
Complete Rush Mode on Hard difficulty.
Complete Bonus Mode with every default character.
Complete Mix Mode as Sun Wukong on Hard difficulty.
Lose 1000 vs. matches.
Complete Bonus Mode as Peach on Hard difficulty.
Complete Rush Mode in under 10 minutes as Pit.
Complete Mix Mode on Extreme difficulty.
Travel a total of 100,000 miles while in battles.
Complete Bonus Mode on Hard difficulty as 12 characters (one must be Amy Rose).
Complete Rush Mode on Hard difficulty as Viridi.
Complete Mix Mode on Hard difficulty as Foot Soldier.
Complete Bonus Mode on Extreme difficulty as Funky Kong.
Finish a (normal) versus match while enlarged.
Finish both Rush Mode and Bonus Mode on Extreme difficulty as The Twins.
Accumulate a total of 100,000% in damage.
Complete Mix Mode as Peach.
Play 500 vs. matches as Pit.
Complete Rush Mode as Poppy.
Play 10,000 vs. matches.
Complete Mix Mode as Somari.
Complete Rush Mode on Hard difficulty as all other female characters.
Complete Rush Mode on Hard difficulty as all other male characters.
On July 7, 2014, it was revealed that four characters will be released on September 1, 2014 as downloadable content. They will be sold separately for $1 each and to commemorate the birthday of the game's director.
Neutral: Egg Cannon
Side: Super Egg
Down: Ground Pound
Up: Ribbon Corkscrew
Final: Cluster Yolk
Neutral: Bazooka Blast
Side: Gordo Spin
Down: Shell Spin
Up: Shell Hop
Neutral: Energy Bubble
Side: Lightning Rod
Down: Electric Shield
Down: Freeze Mine
Up: Grappling Hook
A total of 32 stages will be available in the game, with 12 being available from the start.
The Road to El Dorado
Dry Dry Desert
Legend of Zelda
Call of Duty
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros.
Plants vs. Zombies
Legend of Zelda
Complete Mix Mode as The Twins.
Lose on Round 15 of Rush Mode on Easy difficulty as every character.
Play 50 vs. matches as Pit.
Complete Bonus Mode as Fred Rechid.
Complete Rush Mode as Tex.
Complete Mix Mode as Dinnerbone.
Complete Mix Mode, Rush Mode and Bonus Mode as Gaia.
Jump an accumulated 999,999 times.
Play 300 vs. matches as Kid Icarus.
Play 500 vs. matches as Homura Akemi.
Complete Bonus Mode as Viridi.
Complete Mix Mode as L.
Complete Rush Mode as Cameron.
Play 1000 vs. matches as Midna.
Complete Bonus Mode as Wes.
Complete Bonus Mode as Violet Nightshade.
Get KO'd 50 times as Sable.
Run an accumulated 500,000 miles as Sun Wukong.
Enlarges the fighter who grabs it to twice their size. Makes them slower, though doubles their attack power.
After thrown, it will hone into the fighter who is currently in the lead.
Plants vs. Zombies
Similar to Super Smash Bros.'s Ray Gun, the Peashooter can fire up to 20 large peas. However, they deal very little damage.
Nazo no Murasame-jō
Can be used as a melee weapon. Up to seven small whirlwinds can be thrown with it, which can knock around opponents.
The Legend of Zelda
Can be used as a weak melee weapon. Is able to shoot up to 20 lasers that do no knockback.
Once thrown, the Ender Pearl will teleport the thrower wherever it had landed. If thrown off the stage, nothing will happen.
Useless item. Causes flinching and does 1% damage.
A small, white crystal. Once thrown, it will explode and release a cloud of smoke. The explosion deals a random status effect and high knockback, while the cloud deals no flinching and high damage while standing inside it.
Marshmallow of Toxic Loserdom
The Marshamllow of Toxic Loserdom deals an accumulating 1% damage while held, and will stick to any fighter it is thrown at.
Picking the Metal Box up will turn the characters into a metallic (male)/pink gold (female) variation, which makes them heavier but allows them to do more attacks.
Legend of Zelda
Throwing the Mini-Moon will cause it to fly up into the air. Seconds later, its size will be increased a small amount and will fall down onto the stage.
Throwing the Prince will have him roll about on the ground. Items that spawn will stick to him and be rendered unusable, and he will be able to stick to the sides and bottoms of platforms. Items can also be thrown at him to increase his size.
Despite the game's many similarities to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pit is the only character to appear as playable in both versions. Pit also uses the same moveset in both games, though is slightly faster in Remnant.
One can also count Somari, due to his almost identical appearance to Mario. His moveset also combines aspects of both Mario's and Sonic's from their Super Smash Bros. appearances.
Additionally, Mr. Wright is the alter ego of Diddy Kong created for the Brawl in the Family comic sub-series "Turnabout Kirby". Diddy Kong is a playable character in both the third and fourth installments of the Super Smash Bros. series, though uses a different moveset based upon the six strip comic series in Remnant.
While the game has Wes, the main protagonist of Pokémon Colosseum, on the Character Select screen, he only appears in the background of the battle, with his Umbreon and Espeon being the playable characters in a tag-team style.