Angry Mob Games have brought their arena brawler Brawlout to Nintendo Switch. It’s available today on the Nintendo eShop for $19.99. It launched earlier this year on PC, and is due on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One early next year.
Brawlout looks and plays similarly to Nintendo’s flagship Super Smash Bros. fighting game series. It’s available in both local and online multiplayer with up to four players in a match. Advanced tutorials, AI opponents, and a single player Arcade tower are also available.
Brawlout plays faster and more aggressively than Super Smash, eliminating blocking in favor of quick movements, air dashes, and a Rage Meter that operates more like NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat and Injustice games.
Brawlout includes eight character models. Six are original fighters with 16 total variant movesets and visuals. Two characters are from other indie games, Hyper Light Drifter and Guacamelee for a total of 18 fighters.
With the Nintendo Switch release Brawlout has added a Pinata reward system. These are loot boxes that reward new skins (heroes), taunts, death effects, etc. You can earn loot boxes in game or purchase them with real money. I can’t imagine unlocking new heroes through random loot boxes is going to go over well.
The last Super Smash Bros. game was Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U in 2014. The series is incredibly popular among both fighting game and Nintendo fans, but there’s only been four games since the series debuted on Nintendo 64 in 1999.
Brawlout is available now on Nintendo Switch eShop, and PC (Steam). It’s scheduled to arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Q1 2018.