|Mode||Single player, Multiplayer|
|Platform||Nintendo Switch, PC|
|DLC to||Heirs to the Wrath|
Havoc in the Pantheon!
— Official tagline
Heirs to the Wrath - Super Ultra Arcade Edition is an upcoming and the second expansion pack (DLC) for the 3D fighting video game Heirs to the Wrath.
The DLC is set to be released for Nintendo Switch on 2021. It marks a change from the serious tone of the franchise for a light and fun experience, even if the HTTW Team specifies that in the next, and third, DLC, players will find again the usual darker tone, describing the Super Ultra Arcade Edition DLC as a "well-deserved break".
The biggest introductions of this expansion pack are one new fighter, a new arena, a new version for a stage and a new Bonus chapter in the Story Mode but it also adds to the original game new music tracks, new challenges for the Ascension mode and new outfits.
OverviewHeirs to the Wrath, including one new Hawaiian fighter, Teva and one new arena, Flying Spaghetti Monster, a new version for the stage Sunrise Beach. There is also a new bonus chapter in the Story Mode called Ice creams melt in the sun, which takes place after the event of the Chapter 3, when the former Primordial Program members go spend some time in a retreat.
Super Ultra Arcade Edition!!! adds a new beach outfit for each fighter’s Human form, a new Deity/Titan outfit, a tanning mechanic, five new Ascension challenges, new music and a new display theme, tropical.
The DLC also comes with some character balance changes, meaning that a wave of gameplay changes were made to make the cast more balanced working on, for example, their damage value, their stats, their hitbox, their movements, their hit effect alterations and even their combo. All fighters will also receive new moves to develop the strategies around their gameplay.
One new fighter is introduced in the Heirs to the Wrath - Super Ultra Arcade Edition!!!. The game features, now, a roster of 19 playable characters.
- Age: 14 years-old
- Nationality: American (Hawaiian)
- Deity form: Kāmohoaliʻi (Shark god - Hawaiian mythology)
- Fighting style: Lucha Libre
Teva is a crazy kid. Full of energy and malice, he’s often in trouble but always gets out deftly of the mess he created in the first place.
Teva was among the Heirs who were imprisoned by the Eighth Seal in the wait to be sacrificed to nourish Qingyun's powers. Fortunately, it just stays few days before being freed by the Primordial Program during their fight against the Eighth Seal leader.
Teva is too young to join the Primordial Program as a operational member and, in contrary to Lou, he has his parents who takes care of him with the help of the Primordial Program. But since he was saved from the Eighth Seal HQ, he hopes that one day he will join Zoya and Lou and save the world against the evil cult… he still has to wait but maybe he can try to join them much earlier… by proving them how strong and determined, if not stubborn, he is.
One new stage and a new version for an existing stage are introduced in the Heirs to the Wrath - Super Ultra Arcade Edition!!!. The game features, now, 18 stages.
Flying Spaghetti Monster
In this surreal arena, the fighters are knocking each other on a giant spaghetti plate… ? Yes, you are on the head of an all-migthy god, the Flying Spaghetti Monster and he’s flying in a pink summer sky. Sometimes his tentacule eyes go up to watch the fight. Open your eyes and maybe you can see another god, the Invisible Pink Unicorn galloping through the pasta.
Flying Spaghetti Monster comes in two versions:
Sunrise Beach (night)
The Sunrise Beach stage from the main game has now a new version : Night.
You will find again the soft as velvet sand, the beautiful sea and the rocky reefs but this time under the light of the full moon and ceremonial fire dancers. This version is giving you a more Hawaiian style in contrast of the Cameroonian inspiration of the original. This time the beach is not as populated and you won't see beach volley matches, crabs or sandcastles but the fire ceremony is still breath taking.
Sunrise Beach comes in four versions:
With two new fighters comes new Tag Moves as certain characters have a special moves together if they are affiliated.
In the Ascension mode, you have now six new Upgrades to use, for a total of 63 Upgrades.
|Rainbow Edition||Using a Guard Break Attack will launch a (blockable) projectile|
|Eye of tiger||In a neutral state, your fighter will evade all hits without input from the player.|
|Fluidity||Any attack using no more than one directional can be cancelled into a different attack also using no more than one directional.|
|Favor||By maintaining in Human Form, the fighter sacrifices gradually some of his Life in exchange of fill up his Deity Gauge. Not available if the Beast Gauge is complete. You can loose by sacrificing all your Life with this ability.|
|Nitro||Each hit on a wall will result in an explosion.|
|Capture Combo Upgrades|
|Teva Combo||The fighter gains a new combo from Teva's moveset.|
New Ascension Challenges
Five new challenges make their apparition in the Ascension mode with Super Ultra Arcade Edition!!!.
As secret challenges, you have to unlock them by doing specific action.
|Challenge 2A - On your Left|
|Unlock||Win the 2nd Challenge in Titan Form|
|Specificity||To win use at least 3 Side-step strikes before knocking out the opponent|
|Stage||Sunrise Beach (night version)|
|Challenge 2B - Copycat|
|Unlock||Win the Challenge 2A|
|Specificity||The opponent has the same Upgrades as your fighter|
|Battle||vs the same fighter as yours|
|Challenge 2C - Counter This!|
|Unlock||Win the Challenge 2B|
|Specificity||You can only inflict damage using Counter hits.|
|Price||Upgrade: Eye of Tiger|
|Challenge 2D - Move like a shadow|
|Unlock||Win the Challenge 2C with only four Assist Upgrades on the fighter|
|Specificity||The opponent only receives damage when you evade his strikes|
|Stage||Distant Forest (Frozen version)|
|Challenge 2E - Big Enough|
|Unlock||Win the Challenge 2C|
|Specificity||You and your opponent are gigantic!|
|Stage||Flying Spaghetti Monster|
|Price||Upgrade: Rainbow Edition|
New Outfit Set
Teva also has four outfit (including the two secret ones from the DLCs) set available despite being new to the roster.
This time, for the human form, it’s a topical new outfit set as each fighter gains a Beach outfit, wearing bikini, speedo, beach shirt, sunglasses or even solar cream marks.
For the Deity Form, each character (except Caleb and Darren who use the same outfit between their Human and Deity form) has a new Deity outfit which doesn’t necessarily follow the Beach theme.
List of the arenas with the tanning mechanic:
- Cherry Street
- Distant Forest (Default version)
- Pantheon Coliseum
- Serene Dojo (wood bridge part)
- Step-Pyramid (outside part)
- Sunrise Beach (Except night version): The Tanning Mechanic is enhanced on this stage
With his particular skin, Darren get greenish tint when tanning.
Heirs to the Wrath - Super Ultra Arcade Edition introduces a brand new chapter in the Story Mode working as a side-story from the main storyline. Playing with humor we see most of the Primordial Program members taking a break on a beautiful beach.
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Read the first three chapters: here
Leïla walks on the beach around a privatised and luxurious sauna. Like each year, she invites the members of the Primordial Program to have fun between Heirs. Despite always declining their invitation to join their fight, she felt she still has responsibilities towards her kind and this is why she’s organising this yearly retreat.
This year is different, the Heirs are now public enemies and a lot of new members integrated the now shut down Primordial Program. More than ever, they need it and she will be happy to welcome them, hopefully nothing bad will happen…
Somewhere in a Greek island, Alec is training while Caleb, Zoya and Elek-Trode move some stuff they steal from the Primordial Program HQ in Tokyo before it is shut down. They are moving to a new, secret HQ. There is also Lou and Teva. Teva, a new member, was taken under the wing of the Primordial Program after having been freed from the Eighth Seal with the permission of his parents, but as he doesn’t control his power well enough he can be dangerous.
Suddenly they hear a toot outside. Saeko and Amina are in a car, with a lot of beach stuff in the back, she announces to everyone it’s time to go, as Leïla is waiting for them. Amina is suddenly not sure, and Darren is still in convalescence as he needs someone to stay with him, to what Soledad agrees to do. After all, it's just for one day. Amina finally accepts. Everyone’s in need of forgetting the recent events, so it’s time to go to the spa town! Amina then uses her power to teleport them and the car to the retreat through thunder.
A music video starts: in the private spa, you see: Saeko taking a shower in bikini before being shoved by a clumsy Elek-Trode; Caleb and Alec dressing themselves in swimsuit as you briefly see Alec's buttocks; Zoya, who can't choose between her three bikinis; Amina, becoming crazy as she has to keep an eye on Lou and Teva, two turbulent children; and Leïla enjoying a massage in nude while Houssem is jealous to see a man massaging his wife, he stays in a corner angrily staring at him.
ICE CREAMS MELT IN THE SUN
Alec and Caleb finish their time in the hot bath. As they dry themselves, they hear the laughter of the girls. Curious, they look at the wall which divides the men and the women sides and realise how clearly they can see the girls’ shadows playing around. The guys quietly sit and look at the silhouettes.
“We shouldn’t be doing that.” says Caleb as he takes a snack and shares it with Alec, who is staring at the shadows.
“Definitely not, but we have to be sure they are safe.” Alec answers.
“Oh yes. In this time of crisis, we never know when something can just pop up out of nowhere.”
As they realise their excitation both of them cross their legs. Suddenly, Amina is screaming to Teva to come back to her, while Lou tries to defend him saying that he can’t control his transformation. Just after hearing that, a gigantic shark (Teva in his Deity form, Kāmohoaliʻi) passes and breaks through the wall, before running away followed by Amina and Lou.
Elek-Trode, Zoya and Saeko see how Caleb and Alec were looking at them and accuse them of peeping on them. (Saeko and Zoya vs Alec and Caleb)
Amina and Lou continue their chase after Teva. Leïla is seeing the uncontrollable Heirs and decides to stop him before he ruins her spa day. (Leïla vs Teva) Leïla succeeds in defeating him and launches him far away using her wind power. Amina is shocked by how she treated the poor boy, but Houssem steps to his wife’s defense (Amina vs Houssem).
Elek-Trode and Zoya are outraged by the boys' behavior and choose to go for a massage to relax, but the masseuse has just one table left. (Zoya vs Elek-Trode)
Saeko is walking on the beach enjoying the sun when Alec comes to her. He wants to apologize for what happened, but suddenly Teva, taken away by Leïla’s power, falls on Alec’s back. Alec’s head falls in Saeko’s cleavage. She is furious (Saeko vs Alec). After Saeko wins, she drags Alec by his swimsuit to the sea.
“Now we are going to enjoy the waves!” she claims.
As the sun sets, some members are creating their own sandcastles: Alec and Caleb build a gigantic castle, but they fail in comparison to the sand reproduction of the Trevi Fountain that Saeko and Amina built. But both of the teams finally lose out to the out-of-this-world sandcastles built by Lou and Teva. Leïla is sad, as she could only make a ridiculous sandcastle and her teammate Houssem did not help her much. Houssem, angry to see her wife like that, decides to viciously blow away all castles. The kids’ team see him do this and they are not happy. (Lou and Teva vs Houssem)
Saeko is outraged that Houssem fights against children and everyone starts to lose their mind, until beautiful fireworks appear in the night sky. Everyone then calms down and admires the spectacle, getting closer to each other and sharing ice creams.
“Such young souls” she says before kissing Yamatoni.
LIST OF BATTLES
When you finish the arcade mode with a fighter, you unlock a cinematic where a memory from the fighter is shown in the form of a slide of images. With one new fighter in Super Ultra Arcade Edition!!!, one new ending is unlockable.
When you finish the last challenge in the Ascension mode with a fighter, you unlock a cinematic where is the fighter is interviewed by Janus who has a different tone of voice and gesture depending on who is talking to. Depending on the fighter, he can be excited, terrified, flirty or childish.
The player then has a choice between three questions, he could only ask one.
With one new fighter in Super Ultra Arcade Edition!!!, one new ending is unlockable.
The Heirs to the Wrath - Super Ultra Arcade Edition DLC offers new tracks to the game. As expected from the lighter tone of this DLC, most of the new musics give upbeat sonority. the HTTW Team Composer describes it as having a different sound and relating it to indie rock in Los Angeles.
Unofficial Artworks & Fanarts
Thanks to all of you who took the time to draw the characters of Heirs to the Wrath! If you did an art about this game and want me to share it here just post it in the comments.
- The name Super Ultra Arcade Edition!!! is a parody of the names that fighting game franchises give to their updated version in particular Street Fighter.
- The subtitles for the Bonus Chapter is the translation of the title in Arabic
- Despite this DLC being the introduction of Teva as a playable character, he first appeared at the end of the Story Mode among the Heirs freed from the Eighth Seal in the original game
- Following this blog, new outfits for Elek-Trode, Darren, Lou, Janka, Teva, Caleb, Amina and Wei were designed by users on Fantendo, respectively Thepuddlecat (t∣b∣c), CrakaboLazy4090 (t∣b∣c), KirbiMiroir (t∣b∣c), WesternSkies (t∣b∣c), TheWikiOddish (t∣b∣c), EnderLegends (t∣b∣c), Collaterale1 (t∣b∣c) and RampageRoyale (t∣b∣c). Thanks to them!
- Beta readers: Thepuddlecat (t∣b∣c)
- The Soundtrack covert art was made by WesternSkies (t∣b∣c)