Characters from Nickelodeon cartoons, such as SpongeBob, Ninja Turtles, Rugrats, Hey Arnold !, A Mad House or Danny Phantom will face off this year at Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, a Super Smash Bros. style fighting game announced at the beginning of summer that aroused passions among the most nostalgic.

It is being developed by the Swedish studio Ludosity and the Costa Rican Fair Play Labs, and during this Gamescom, as part of the Future Games Show event, Ludosity CEO Joel Nyström revealed more details on how they have chosen the characters, in addition to revealing two additions: CatDog and Aprill O’Neill.

CatDog He is one of the characters that best exemplifies the craziness of the Nickelodeon series: a Siamese cat and dog, created in 1988.

On the other hand, TMNT reporter April O’Neill is the other fighter announced this week … curiously at the same time that April’s presence was also confirmed in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder’s Revenge.

Nyström explains that they are not lacking Incredible, weird and crazy characters in Nickelodeon’s animated catalog, so it has not occurred to them to include characters from the real-life Nickelodeon series, such as iCarly or Victorious.

In addition to the more well-known ones, the studio struggled to include some unexpected characters, such as Powdered Toast Man from The Ren & Stimpy Show. Those selected are characters who have opportunities to move sets unique, but without forgetting the fan favorites.

When creating their movements, the whole team does a brainstorming session, collaborating on an online document and adding all the ideas that come to mind, until a team of designers selects or specifies them in a consistent way.

Nyström acknowledges that yes, Super Smash Bros. is “the grandfather” of the game, but that Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will include enough differentiating aspects, especially in its controls. We can see it when it comes out in autumn 2021 on all platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PC.

Source: GamesRadar