Today, developer Angry Mob Games’ competitive platform fighter Brawlout launches on PC via Steam Early Access accompanied by a new official launch trailer.
Need your Super Smash Bros. fix, but tired of playing Super Smash Bros. for the 10,000th time? Well, you might want to check out Brawlout then. According to developer Angry Mob Games, Brawlout hopes to cater to both the veteran platform fighter player, as well as the newbies to the genre.
The game does away with shields and blocking, rather focusing heavily on the aggressive, fast-paced combat which makes platform fighters not only incredibly fun to play, but to watch.
In its current form, Brawlout has eight playable characters, all with their own unique playstyle, and with each catering to specific character archetypes seen in other fighters (such as die-hard grappler or a rushdown fiend).
On top of of familiar movements techniques like airdodging and wavedashing, Brawlout adds some extra mechanics seen in other fighting games. For example, there is The Rage Meter, which builds up as you both deal and take damage, allowing you either break combos with the Rage Burst or unleash hell with the Rage Drive. According to Angry Mob Games, The Rage Burst pushes opponents back, breaking their combos and allowing players to create some breathing room at the cost of half their Rage Meter. If the meter fills, you can activate the Rage Drive, increasing the knockback you deal while reducing the amount you take.
Brawlout features local multiplayer of up to four players. Competing with your friends you can participate in either timed, stock, or team battles. If you have no friends, AI opponents are also available.
The game also features online player, including a robust Ranked match system, regional leaderboards, 1v1 matches, 2-4 player private lobbies, The Brawlout Network where players can check their fight stats, match history and replays, Brawlout TV which allows for live spectating and watching of specific player replays, and weekly competitive tournaments for those looking to prove their Brawlout skills.
Angry Mob Games has said additional modes, like a story campaign and single-player challenges are planned to be added during Early Access, along with more characters, gameplay features and other surprises.
Brawlout is scheduled to fully release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime during Q3 2017. Below, you can check out the new launch trailer: