Nickelodeon has announced a new platform based fighting game called All Star Brawl that pits Nickelodeon’s most famous characters against each other in a battle for supremacy. The organization revealed the trailer and announcement on IGN on July 13.
The game is a platform fighter, reminiscent of the extremely popular Smash Bros. franchise that has become a popular esport. This means that characters from some of Nickelodeon’s best TV franchises will be making their debut as fighting game characters. Each character will have a set of moves that will express their TV characteristics. According to IGN, some of the characters will require moves to be unlocked. This is in contrast to Smash Bros. which requires a player to beat the character in order to unlock them. As of right now it is unclear how players will be able to unlock these moves in the game.
Who will be in Nickelodeon All Star Brawl?
The trailer has already shown the different characters that will come with the base game, including those from long forgotten Nickelodeon cartoons.
The confirmed character roster thus far includes:
Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Nigel Thornberry (The Wild Thornberrys)
Powdered Toast Man (Ren and Stimpy)
Spongebob Squarepants (Spongebob Squarepants)
Patrick Star (Spongebob Squarepants)
Sandy Cheeks (Spongebob Squarepants)
Oblina (Aaahh!!! Real Monsters)
Lucy Loud (The Loud House)
Lincoln Loud (The Loud House)
Helga (Hey Arnold!)
Zim (Invader Zim)
Danny Phantom (Danny Phantom)
One of the most exciting things that the game has confirmed is the possibility of rollback netcode on selected platforms. Rollback netcode allows fighting games to account for greater variances in ping. This allows for the best online experience a fighting game can offer. The information comes from the Ludosity Discord, which includes a dev who worked on the game. There has been no additional information on cross-platform play but the game is confirmed to release on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in the fall of 2021.