There has been a sudden uptick of countless 3rd-person perspective arena fighting games, from Pokkén Tournament to My Hero One’s Justice. You could fill an article on its own just counting the titles appearing in this sub-genre in the past two years, but rest assured: there are a lot of them.
Most of these games come from major developer/publisher Bandai Namco, and most of those have been for preexisting major franchises. Indie developer The Balance Inc. is attempting to move in on this market with its newly announced original IP Override: Mech City Brawl.
This new mech fighter boasts some incredible Saturday-Morning-Cartoon level designs (you have got to be dead inside to not appreciate a wrestler mech with a building-sized steel chair) and, in its own words, “competitive” multiplayer. Taking a gander at the official website‘s about page, we can also see there’s some interesting customization options, as well as a 4-player co-op mode:
Pilot a diverse roster of epic mechs, each with their own play style, special moves, and finishers. Tower over your opponents and lay waste to entire cities underfoot in local and online versus, co-op, and more.
- Supercharged Mechs – Pilot 12 outrageous mechs of epic, skyscraper-sized proportions, each with diverse fighting styles and unique skills.
- Real World Locations – Destroy 3D arenas modeled after actual cities and countries, including Tokyo, Egypt, San Francisco, and Mexico.
- Party Co-Op – Gather two to four friends to engage in party co-op where each player is responsible for one part of a towering mech.
- The Garage – Customize your mechs in the Garage, changing their accessories and skins to create your own unique style.
- Multiple Game Modes – Challenge other players in local and online Versus and Co-Op modes and experience Override’s story in a single-player campaign.
Override: Mech City Brawl goes into open beta August 10th-12th (which you can sign up for here) and launches on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on December 4th.