A handful of video games have tried to take a chew of Smash Bros’ slice of the combating sport pie. Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, launched in 2021, was one of many extra profitable – though criticism appeared to concentrate on its excessive value and relative paucity of characters and levels.
Does that make it an excellent or a nasty factor that Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 is in growth, then? It will function new levels and new characters, whereas revamping the look and layouts from the unique. Among the many new characters is Spongebob’s perma-frustrated neighbour Squidward, who you’ll be able to see within the announcement trailer under.
NASB2 can even embrace a singleplayer marketing campaign about taking down Vlad Plasmius, the unhealthy man from Danny Phantom, and new extra-powerful motion pictures known as Supers. Particulars are in any other case skinny on the bottom at this stage. There are a few before-and-after comparisons within the trailer above that present the revised artwork, nonetheless, and the characters do look higher to my eye. April O’Neil now appears to be like like she has bones, for instance. I am much less clear on why a vibrant stage that was pink is now gray and brown.
If you happen to’re not acquainted, All-Star Brawl is a combating sport starring characters from varied cartoons that had been produced or aired on Nickelodeon, together with Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rocko from Rocko’s Trendy Life, Helga from Hey! Arnold, and Aang from Avatar: The Final Airbender. It stays comparatively near the Smash Bros components by additionally having levels that consist of varied platforms, and characters could be knocked off and into the void.
Alas, whereas NASB fared higher than a few of its fellow crossover brawlers, it nonetheless did not discover a lot of an viewers on PC in keeping with Steam Charts. That it price £40/$50 at launch in all probability did not assist, if critiques on Steam are a choose. So, excellent news, there’s extra NASB stuff coming; unhealthy information, it is a totally different sport, you may in all probability have to purchase it once more.