BRAWLOUT

Some fa­mil­iar faces are spoil­ing for a fight

PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) - - SACRIFICE -

Fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of PS3’s PlayS­ta­tion All-Stars Bat­tle Royale, this fighter fea­tures on­line or lo­cal skir­mishes with up to four play­ers. The ma­jor­ity of the cast is wholly orig­i­nal, com­posed of seven base char­ac­ters that be­come a to­tal of 18 when vari­ants are in­cluded, and there are a few spe­cial guests on the ros­ter too. The pro­tag­o­nists of in­die hits Hy­per Light Drifter and Gua­camelee! have al­ready been con­firmed, and we’re promised at least one more es­tab­lished name will be re­vealed in a fu­ture an­nounce­ment.

FANCY FOOT­WORK

Brawlout at­tempts to of­fer some­thing for ev­ery­one, with a va­ri­ety of fight­ing styles to choose from and com­bat that is easy to learn but will take time to truly master. From what we’ve seen the char­ac­ters have ob­vi­ously learned their skills from the best, show­ing off a va­ri­ety of fancy tricks. Be­side aerial com­bos, your fighter can grab ledges, wave dash, and also dash midair.

On top of th­ese stan­dard moves, each char­ac­ter has a spe­cialised fight­ing style. For those that like to get in close quickly, land a few blows and then back­step out of there, the ag­ile as­sas­sin Sephi’ra is for you. If you’re more in­clined to­wards pro­jec­tiles, Cap­tain Feath­ers has got you cov­ered. If you want to get up close and per­sonal then grap­pler Paco can bring the pain.

And you’ll cer­tainly need to pack a punch if you want to be the champ. Each blow in­creases your op­po­nent’s dam­age per­cent­age and con­se­quently the dis­tance they’re flung back af­ter each hit. The aim of the game is to dam­age your foe enough that you can send them fly­ing off of the stage with your fi­nal strike. To help you along the way is Rage mode. As you fight, this’ll build up and can be un­leashed to give your com­bos that ex­tra kick.

We’re look­ing for­ward to see who else will be step­ping into the ring later this year. We’re cross­ing our fin­gers for the likes of Shovel Knight, your Stardew Val­ley farmer or Made­line of Ce­leste fame to dash onto the scene. But when the third fa­mil­iar face is con­firmed, we’ll be sure give you a gan­der at the new fighter.

“QUICK TO LEARN BUT TRICKY TO MASTER, IT OF­FERS SOME­THING FOR EV­ERY­ONE.”

It’s good to see our favourite luchador, Juan Aguacate, in ac­tion again.

Above The full game will of­fer an ar­ray of modes for up to four play­ers, from quick bouts to knock-down, drag-out fights.

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