Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is due out this Fall for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It’s a Super Smash Bros.-like platform fighter, meaning that, like in Nintendo’s popular series, you’re trying to knock the other players off of the stage.
April O’Neil is a young human woman who has appeared in almost every version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. April is usually the Ninja Turtles‘ first human ally in most incarnations, and is generally portrayed as a news reporter and a very good friend of the Ninja Turtles: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo, often acting like a big sister or surrogate mother to them. April’s love interest in the franchise is often at Casey Jones, who is also a close friend and human ally of the Turtles.
Cat is the smarter, more clever and more cunning of the two. He often devises plans to trick Dog into getting what he wants, such as making Dog smarter in an attempt to have more in common with him, or having him win a dog sledding contest by training him in a very hard and militaristic manner, and usually, as a result of his greediness and selfishness, these schemes all blow up in his face. He is the “underdog” of the two. Life has been hard for the both of them, as they have been shunned by society due to their awkward appearance, but Cat always seems to get the short end of the stick in the situations, especially faced with the Greaser Dogs. With his brains and constant ridiculing from the rest of the characters, he’s the more defensive and short tempered of the two. Despite his quirks and spats with Dog, he loves his brother with his whole heart. He cares so deeply that he ends up helping Dog in the end once his guilty conscience gets to him. Cat has a “Crush” on Shriek. In one episode Cat admits his love for Shriek and kisses her after Shriek kisses Dog and tells him she loves him.
Cat desires fame and fortune, and tends to go to excessive lengths in order to gain them. He is intelligent and enjoys reading, gardening, and listening to classical music. Cat is somewhat uptight and believes strongly in being polite and neat. He is a stickler for cleanliness and, like most cats, is aquaphobic. He is also obsessed with jet skis, once stating that he would sell his soul for one. Cat is 26 years old. Cat’s catchphrase is “Terrific,” said in a negative tone, as he usually says it when something bad happens.
Dog is the more happy-go-lucky and more naïve of the two. He is also the source of clumsiness. He is extremely ambitious when Cat or any other character convinces him to take on a task, diving right into it with full force and energy. Dog is the typical loyal “dumb dog” and is easily convinced. He will believe everything he is told. His attention span is very short and he is easily distracted by balls, garbage trucks, bones, food, and his overactive imagination. Because of his more simple nature, Dog usually is the one who gets the pair into trouble. Not paying attention to Cat’s warnings, his actions almost always end up with some severe consequences. Despite this, in many of the episodes, it is shown that Dog is usually the one that is more popular and athletic of the two, such as the episode when Cat and Dog both went back to school to complete Cat’s last day of High School. Like Cat, Dog adores his brother and looks up to him no matter how many times Cat steers him into danger. Dog is the typical animal. He is often distracted with chasing shadows and chasing after tennis balls, and loves eating garbage. Much to Cat’s dismay, he leaves a mess everywhere he goes. According to the series finale, Dog remembers what their parents were like.
Dog’s catchphrase is “Hi ho diggety!”, which he usually says when he is excited about something.
Here are all the Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl characters confirmed so far:
- Danny Phantom
- Helga (Hey Arnold!)
- Leonardo (TMNT)
- Lincoln Loud (The Loud House)
- Lucy Loud (The Loud House)
- Michelangelo (TMNT)
- Nigel Thornberry (The Wild Thornberrys)
- Oblina (Aaahh!!! Real Monsters)
- Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
- Powdered Toast Man (Ren and Stimpy)
- Reptar (Rugrats)
- Sandy Cheeks (SpongeBob SquarePants)
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Zim (Invader Zim)
According to IGN’s report, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will have 20 stages, with Jellyfish Fields from SpongeBob SquarePants and the Technodrome from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles named specifically. It seems fans will have to wait until we’re a little closer to launch before they will be able to find out more stages in an official capacity, but based on what’s shown in the trailer, it seems likely that there will be stages based on most of the characters on the roster.
Despite some unsettling character designs, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl looks and sounds like it’ll be legit. For one, the developers sport some serious fighting game cred. (Ludosity is the team behind Slap City, a well-regarded Smash clone.) For another, in the Ludosity Discord server, the devs said All-Star Brawl will feature rollback netcode “on supported platforms.”
What is rollback netcode?
There are two types of netcode, rollback netcode and delayed netcode. For starters, netcode is basically the connection between the two systems via the servers. Most connection and lag issues occur due to a problem on the game’s netcode.
When it comes to rollback netcode, it is considered as the best feature for fighting games. The reason for that is that with rollback netcode, the game predicts what the player is going to do, instead of waiting on for their input. If by any chance the prediction is wrong, it rolls back to the correct input. This ensures that the overall experience is more responsive, and less laggy.
While there are several fighting games that have this netcode implemented, such as the upcoming King of Fighters 15 and Guilty Gear Strive, many wish for this to be the norm for fighting games. So much so that its omission is usually met with criticism and complaints from players who see a delay-based netcode as the inferior option.
Ironically enough, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the very game Nickelodeon All-Stars Brawl is trying to emulate, was once considered to implement rollback netcode. In the end, this never happened and despite Ultimate being a widely beloved title for its gameplay and the amount of content it offers, its online play is considered to be its weakest element. The fact that the Nickelodeon game will feature rollback netcode is already resulting in comments about how it will offer better online play than one of Nintendo’s biggest first-party offerings.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will be released sometime in fall 2021 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
All-Star Brawl is not the first mascot fighting game from a big company not named Nintendo. In 2012, Sony released PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale featuring famous PlayStation characters like Kratos, Nathan Drake, and Sackboy. It never got a sequel.
The characters revealed for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl right now are Michelangelo, Lincoln Loud, Powered Toast Man, Sandy Cheeks, Patrick Star, Oblina, Nigel Thornberry, Lucy, SpongeBob SquarePants, Helga, Reptar, Zim, Danny Phantom and Leonardo. However, we now have confirmation from GameMill, the publisher for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, that there are more characters have yet to be revealed.
This isn’t everyone 😉— GameMill Entertainment (@GameMillEnt) July 13, 2021
Tekken’s Kazuya Mishima release date will be June 29, 2021.
His new stage is the Mishima Dojo (which belongs to Heihachi), which has closed ceilings and walls that can be broken with strong attacks. Once everything is broken, it’s less safe, Sakurai says. The walls will rebuild themselves over time though, and Heihachi is present in the background and will react to KOs (similar to the King of Fighters arena). Oh, and there’s an Easter egg on the ground! Hilariously, Sakurai demonstrated Kazuya in a gauntlet featuring all of the fighters the character threw off the ledge in the cinematic intro.
On June 29, the vengeful Kazuya Mishima from the Tekken fighting game series joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system as part of the “Challenger Pack 10” downloadable content, which also includes a new stage and a selection of music tracks from the decades-spanning Tekken franchise. In a video hosted by Masahiro Sakurai, the Super Smash Bros. series director provided a deep dive into the new fighter’s move set, as well as a detailed look at the new Mishima Dojo stage.
Challenger Pack 10 is part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate “Fighters Pass Vol. 2,” which can be purchased for $29.99 and also includes Min Min from the ARMS game, Steve & Alex from Minecraft, Sephiroth from the Finl Fantasy series, Pyra / Mythra from the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game, and one yet-to-be-announced fighter that will release later this year. “Challenger Pack 10” can also be purchased separately for $5.99.
Debuting more than 25 years ago in the original Tekken game, Kazuya Mishima is one of the most recognizable faces in the storied fighting game series. Kazuya moves from the arenas of Tekken, where players must understand the space between characters and focus on where to hit their opponents in a 3D plane, to the battlefields of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where players must attack their foes through 2D heights and distances. Because of this change in gameplay dimensions, Kazuya shows off a special skill set in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate when compared to his Tekken roots.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kazuya’s main attacks are similar to his fighting moves in Tekken, but to give him the midair jumps, smash attacks and special moves that the Super Smash Bros. series is known for, his Devil’s Power is put to use. In later games in the Tekken series, Kazuya can transform into a powerful winged demon. Players will notice Kazuya activating this Devil’s Power for various jumps, smash attacks and special moves in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The new stage that players will receive in “Challenger Pack 10,” “Mishima Dojo,” is the dojo of the Mishima family—specifically Kazuya’s father Heihachi. The dojo is closed off in all directions, but its walls and ceiling can be broken with strong attacks, turning the stage into dangerous terrain. With no floating platforms, the Mishima Dojo stage is more grounded than many other stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, requiring new strategies when battling on it.
After downloading “Challenger Pack 10,” players will also receive 39 music tracks from the Tekken series, containing a mix of songs from earlier and more recent games in the franchise.
New Mii Fighter Costumes
Additionally, launching alongside Kazuya Mishima are new paid Mii Fighter costumes, including Shantae (Shantae), Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia), Dante (Devil May Cry), and Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim).
During today’s Kazuya Mishima DLC stream for Smash Ultimate, Sakurai had to sneak in DLC outfit confirmation, too. Mii Fighter costumes are back, and will include crossovers with Tales of Symphonia, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Devil May Cry, and Shantae.
In respective order, the costumes will represent Lloyd (swordfighter), the Dragonborn (swordfighter), Dante (swordfighter), and Shantae (brawler). Sakurai says they named the character Dragonborn “because it’s the English translation of Dovahkiin, which is “dragon child” in the dragon language of the original game.” As for Shantae, she’ll come with one song in the “other” section of the soundtrack: Burning Town, from Half-Genie Hero (the first stage).
Min Min amiibo For those looking to arm themselves with even more Super Smash Bros. fun, a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo is on its way! Min Min, the fighting noodle girl from ARMS, will be available for purchase at select retailers in 2022.
While the June 28, 2021 Super Smash Bros Ultimate presentation offered details about Kazuya, it also hinted at the future. Namely, it offered a few details about the last SSBU DLC character. Challenger Pack 11 will be announced in 2021 and it will mark the end. Director Masahiro Sakurai also commented on the longevity of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS leading into SSBU.
Sony Interactive Entertainment and new esports venture RTS have jointly acquired the Evolution Championship Series
Sony’s statement said the Cannons will “ensure that Evo remains a one-of-a-kind, grassroots competitive platform for fighting game players and fans around the globe.” None of the parties to the deal revealed the cost of the acquisition, and Sony and Endeavor are likewise silent on their stakes and ownership split in the RTS venture.
Evo Online will take place Aug. 6-8 and Aug. 13-15 as an open format tournament, offering free entry to players in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The tournament lineup features Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, and Guilty Gear Strive, which launches in June.
“We want to reaffirm that harassment or abuse of any kind has no place within Evo or any of our future events, and we’re taking every precaution to make sure members of our community will always be treated with the respect, dignity, and decency you deserve,” reads the letter.
Also very important to note. @EVO is still open to all platforms. The teams at PlayStation and RTS are enabling us to continue working with our community to support fighting games. https://t.co/NKMQUSvkfj— Mark Julio (マークマン) (@MarkMan23) March 18, 2021
“I am not Pyra. I am Mythra. Pyra… She’s a different self that I constructed.“
Mythra (Japanese: ヒカリ, Hikari; English dub: /ˈmɪθrə/) is a main character in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is the Aegis, a Legendary Blade who can grant tremendous power to her Driver Rex, and his allies. Since Pyra is another personality Mythra created, they can freely switch places. Rex is able to freely use this ability both in and out of battle upon starting Chapter 5.
Mythra’s powers have a focus on light-element attacks. Some of her other powers include near light-speed movement and Foresight, which allows her to seek into the immediate future. However, after Pyra shares her life force with Rex, Mythra becomes subject to the same limitations in regards to her healing capabilities and immortality.
Mythra is also a central character in Torna ~ The Golden Country. She is a Special Legendary Blade who can grant tremendous power to her Driver Addam and his allies.
“Rex, I have a request. Can you…take me to Elysium?” – Pyra
Pyra (Japanese: ホムラ, Homura; English dub: /ˈpaɪ(ə)rə/) is a main character in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is the Aegis, a Legendary Blade who can grant tremendous fire-elemental power to her Driver, Rex. Pyra and Rex embark on a journey to search for Elysium, and Rex is devoted to protecting her.
Due to sharing her life force with Rex, Pyra is not able to recover from injuries like other Blades, and is as vulnerable to damage as any other human. If any of the two were to die, the other would follow.
Pyra was designed by Masatsugu Saitō, the lead character designer for the game.
Sephiroth is the main antagonist of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake and one of the major antagonists in its extended universe. In spin-off appearances, Sephiroth is depicted as Cloud Strife‘s archenemy and is seen as a symbol of Cloud’s troubled past that haunts him. Sephiroth is a former renowned SOLDIER who became twisted.
Before his fall from grace, Sephiroth was one of the most lauded success stories of the Shinra Electric Power Company‘s SOLDIER program. His successes in the field of battle during the conflicts surrounding Shinra’s bid for global domination led to his status as a celebrity war hero and the poster boy for both the Shinra Military and the company’s SOLDIER program. Learning of his true origins drove him insane, causing him to be driven by a desire to destroy the world.
It’s been a bit over two months since Minecraft’s Steve was initially revealed back on October 1, and we happen to be just three days past Ultimate’s second birthday (December 7).
You can get your hands on this new fighter either by purchasing them alone for $5.99 or by buying the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 for $29.99. This latter route will also get you Min Min and Steve, the two first DLC characters of Fighters Pass Vol. 2, as well as Sephiroth, the remaining three unidentified challengers, and the six new stages that the pack also includes.
There was one SOLDIER named Sephiroth, who was better than the rest, but when he found out about the terrible experiments that made him, he began to hate Shinra. And then, over time, he began to hate everything.
Marlene Wallace, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children 2006
(Fight of Animals: Arena) is Digital Crafter’s newest BRAWLER GAME!
Let the meme battle goes into NEXT LEVEL!! In “Fight of Animals: Arena” you get to play all the Animals from the previous 1 on 1 fighting game “Fight of Animals” and more! With varied stages, items and support up to 4 players local and online, “Fight of Animals: Arena” will bring you a brand new Brawler experience!! Let the fight begin!!
The fun should not get stopped by complicate controls! “Fight of Animals: Arena” is SUPER EASY to play! The game only requires 4 buttons and direction inputs! you will be a fighter right away without worrying how to do all the moves! Also, with the new Double Jump and Dash/Evade features, it will bring the whole game play into more intense and exciting level!
While new and old characters were hinted at, only the following Fight of Animals meme-inspired competitors have been confirmed to return so far.
- Bad Dog
- Egg Dog
- Magic Squirrel
- Mighty Fox
- Muscle Beluga
- Power Hook Dog
- Slender Cat
- Tricky Fox
- Walking Cat
Remember this meme-animals fighting game?! Probably not .. well, it comes as four players platforms brawler, it’s Smash but with those weird looking animals with items and weapons, all the same, rollback netcode and eveything for fun .. but it’s very specific, I hope you are the target of it.
Fraymakers is a full-featured modular platform fighter from McLeodGaming, the creators of Super Smash Flash 2, the most popular Smash Bros. fangame on PC. It features a main cast of beautifully sprited and hand-animated characters, detailed stages from their worlds, and a massive selection of assists from a broad selection of indie titles!
We’ve spared no detail or expense: the members of our playable cast feature full platform fighter movesets with no cut corners (that’s over 80 high-resolution custom animations per character!). We even developed our own rollback netcode implementation for the best possible online multiplayer experience. We’re making the game we’ve always wanted to play: the ultimate celebration of everything that we love about the indie game community and everything we’ve learned from over 13 years of making platform fighters!
If that’s not enough for you, Fraymakers will be released simultaneously with FrayTools, the robust custom tool we’re using to build the core content of the game itself, at no extra charge! Using FrayTools, not only can you build your own characters, you can also create assists, stages, menus, modes and more using a program that’s designed to make the experience as efficient, user-friendly and versatile as possible. Your options for new gameplay experiences are limited only by your imagination…or for the less creatively inclined, by your download speed.
Fraymakers currently has six playable characters revealed with more available through stretch goals with Welltaro (Downwell), Orcane (Rivals of Aether), Ultra Fishbunjin 3000 (Slap City), The Watcher (Slay the Spire), Octodad and CommanderVideo (BIT.TRIP series).
The game will also feature assist characters that pull from even more indie titles including Aine (Renaine), Captain Viridian (VVVVVV), Josef (Machinarium), Peppino (Pizza Tower), Lea (CrossCode), the Bard (Wandersong), Nikandreos (Apotheon), the Ape (Ape Out), the Shopkeeper (Downwell), Rockman (FTL: Faster Than Light), Tankman (Newgrounds), Lady Luck (Dicey Dungeons), the Silent (Slay the Spire), Fancy Pants Man (Fancy Pants), the Kid (I Wanna Be the Guy), Pizza (Chicory), Birthday (King of the Hat), and Diogenes (Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy).
Until December, 17.