If you thought Patrick Star had seen the last of his days as a belly-slamming sumo wrestler, then you thought wrong. Turns out, GameMill Entertainment has another couple of tricks up its sleeve, and has every intention of bringing a sequel to its multi-dimensional multiplayer brawler IP, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl on consoles and PC later this fall. That’s right — Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 is on the horizon, and it’ll reportedly bring a whole ocean of reimagined mechanics and features to one-up the 2021 original.
”Rebuilt and reimagined from the ground up, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 redefines what a Nickelodeon fighting game can be with new and revamped visuals, audio, animations, modes, stages, mechanics, taunts and move sets, competitively tuned for all levels of play,” GameMill Entertainment added in its announcement spiel.
The good news is, the devs won’t be keeping the upcoming brawler on ice for all that long, either, as it will launch across all major platforms at some point this forthcoming fall. Until then, here’s everything you should know before adding it to your wishlist.
What Is Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2?
In case you missed out on the first round that launched back in 2021, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is a single-player and multiplayer fighting game—a multi-platform brawler in which players battle it out as some of the most iconic characters in the Nick and Nick Jr universe. Its second chapter, according to the devs, will be rebuilt from the ground up, and will feature entirely new reimagined features and fighting mechanics. Oh, and not to mention a treasure trove of new characters including Jimmy Neutron and Squidward Tentacles.
“Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 lets you duke it out with the series’ biggest and best fighting character roster yet, including all-new characters like Squidward Tentacles, Jimmy Neutron, and more to be announced,” GameMill announced in its initial elevator pitch. “Choose your favorite brawlers, master their unique move sets, and use brand-new powerful Supers to land the finishing blow. Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 will launch with its own single-player campaign featuring roguelike elements, voice acting for all playable characters, and full crossplay on all game systems.”
According to GameMill, “Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 will launch with a unique campaign featuring roguelike elements.” Apparently, the first campaign in the franchise to date will “put your skills to the test as you fight to stop Danny Phantom archvillain Vlad Plasmius from taking over the Nickelodeon universe.” So, expect a lot more than short bursts of gameplay and quick-fire rounds between friends, basically.
While the premise will stay almost identical to the first game, the sequel will feature all-new characters, power-ups, moves, and settings. Handsome Squidward aside, it’ll also make room for a brand-new single-player story mode—a “roguelike” campaign that’ll introduce various new curveballs, cutscenes, and fully-voiced characters to flesh out the narrative. So again, quite the leap forward compared to the original hit that launched a couple of years back.
“Feel the energy and excitement of every attack with a fully voiced cast of fighters, including the talents of Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Bill Fagerbakke (SpongeBob SquarePants),” the blurb expands. “Battle it out with up to four players on any platform with seamless cross-play, utilizing enhanced netcode for consoles and PC.”
In addition to the new story mode and characters, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 will also introduce “all-new minigames to play alone or with friends,” according to the blurb. “Compete for global leaderboard high scores in Pinch the Blimps, Whack-a-Bot, and Irken Armada Bootcamp Survival.”
Of course, going back to what we said before about the premise being almost identical to the first; gameplay will keep to its Super Smash Bros-type feel, with levels each bringing a mixture of platforming elements with fast-paced button-mashing combat. Just expect the formula to be a little more finessed this time around.
The All-Star Brawl is back!
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 arrives this fall:
All-new modes and content
Retail pre-orders go live 7/28 at https://t.co/Df6GlEAgkV!
Check out the trailer below. #NASB2
— Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl (@NickBrawlGame) July 27, 2023
Granted, it wasn’t on our radar — a second entry to the brawler series. Needless to say that it was a product well-deserved, though, what with the 2021 original going on to receive mass praise and an enormous amount of streaming traffic in the weeks, months, and even years following its launch on consoles and PC. So, to say our faith in the follow-up chapter is beyond measure would only be an understatement. Here’s hoping that, in any case, it’ll be a better product, mechanically, visually, and even aurally.
While we don’t know exactly when Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 will hit the shelves, we do know that it’ll be targeting a fall release. Therefore, with any luck, we’ll have it front and center sometime around October at the latest. But more on that shortly.
Hyped to see the action in the mix? The good news is, GameMill already went ahead and posted a trailer to outline the latest characters and their respective abilities and move sets. Need we say more? You can check it all out for yourself in the video embedded above.
Release Date, Platforms & Editions
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 will be gearing up for a release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, and PC via Steam in “fall 2023.” It’ll be available for $49.99, and will come with two further special editions — Digital Deluxe, and Ultimate Edition. Here’s what you can expect to find it each of the three versions, according to GameMill:
- Pre-Order Bonus – Exclusive Patrick Elastic Waistband Costume
- Base Game – $49.99
- Digital Deluxe – $69.99 (contains Season Pass content at discounted bundle price)
- Ultimate Edition – $79.99 (contains Digital Delux content and one extra costume per character)
- Season Pass – $24.99 (contains all four new downloadable content Brawlers and an exclusive SpongeBob Quickster costume)
- Four Individual Downloadable Content Brawlers – $6.99 (includes three skins)
Has Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 caught your eye? If so, be sure to check in with the devs over their official social handle for all the latest pre-launch updates here. If anything changes ahead of its late 2023 launch, then we’ll be sure to fill you in on all the key details right here on gaming.net.
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