- It ain’t dodgeball… it’s dodgebrawl
- Learn about the action-packed world of Knockout City
- Knockout City is coming May 21
Welcome to Knockout City, the dodgeballiest of multiplayer games, coming your way on May 21 to Xbox Series X|S (through backwards compatibility with enhancements), Xbox One, and PC.
Knockout City is full of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed brawlers like yourself, ready to bean opponents with balls in a friendly (well, mostly friendly) dodgebrawl competition. Suit up with endless cosmetic options, then get right into the action. It’ll take a careful combination of teamwork, positioning, and timing to outsmart your opponents: Pass to allies for a high-speed hit from a new angle, throw trick shots to blast them around corners or over walls, or use fake throws to trip up their catches.
If you’re wanting for projectiles, you can always stop, drop, and ball up, becoming a weapon for your crew. Throw a fully charged ally for an ultimate throw that lands hard with an instant-KO blast!
The dodgeballs you see across Knockout City aren’t your garden-variety playground dodgeballs. They’re a bit more dangerous, and some of them are powerful special balls. The Bomb Ball starts ticking down to kaboom from the moment you pick it up. The Cage Ball will trap your enemy in ball form, letting you throw them off the map or, more embarrassingly, into their own teammates. Use the Moon Ball to take your brawl to new heights with its low gravity effect, or throw it to knock opponents into the stratosphere.
This city of ours is a lively place, and every locale brings fresh mechanics to remix your brawl. The blustery winds of Rooftop Rumble will give your gliders a boost, letting you soar between skyscrapers to lob balls down onto unsuspecting opponents. Knockout Roundabout is the city’s bustling heart, and it’s got the constant traffic to prove it, which is conveniently usable as both transportation and cover. If you’re heading to Concussion Yard, put on a hardhat… though it won’t protect you from that wrecking ball. Seriously, who left that thing running?
More maps and special balls will be revealed in the coming months, so stay tuned!
If you’re brawling with the best of ‘em, you gotta look the part. Knockout City is full of cosmetic options. Your outfit, hair, body type, glider, taunt, and KO effect are just a few of the pieces you can customize. You can even select your reaction for the end of a match. Sore loser? Gracious winner? The choice is yours.
In Knockout City, standing out is just as important as standing with your crew. Every member wears the same logo on their back, and you’ll fly into matches in the same slick hovercar.
Knockout City drops on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on May 21 on the Xbox Store. Full cross-play lets you throw down with friends no matter what system they’re on, and at launch, everyone will get a chance to try dodgebrawling for free during the trial period.
My fellows and I here at Velan Studios have spent the last four years building Knockout City from the ground up — and lemme tell you, those buildings are tall. We, and our partners at EA Originals, cannot wait to get it into your hands. But the information here is just the tip of the dodgeball iceberg. To stay up to date on all things Knockout City, follow us on Twitter, join the official Discord, check out knockoutcity.com, or slap down your email for our newsletter.
We’ll see you in the city, brawlers.
Frantic and Fun — Rule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches featuring mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics. Increase your attack by passing to power up dodgeballs, targeting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “balling up” at any time to get thrown by teammates! Crew Up — Assemble an All-Star dodgeball Crew with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless cross-play experience! Together, knock out opponents in 3v3, 4v4, or free-for-all matches. Pass, throw, and strategize to dominate as a team and unlock distinctive, Crew-only rewards! Define Your Style — Show off your status and unique look through character and Crew designs with expansive character creation options. Customize your appearance, gear, and attitude, from body type and hairstyle to a custom glider and Crew vehicle to win, lose, and taunt animations. Take On Knockout City — Battle it out with other Crews across dynamic maps all over the city. Each map’s special features make every match an intense, unexpected experience. Dodgeball thrives in back alleys with pneumatic tubes, on skyscraper rooftops, across busy streets—and even at the local burger joint and construction sites. While you’re dodging dodgeballs, watch out for moving cars, rooftop drops, and even a wrecking ball or two. Strikingly Fresh Yet Familiar — It’s easy to pick up and play thanks to familiar controls, but practice is key to becoming a champion. On a level playing field, only the most skilled ballers stand out from the crowd. Use your knowledge to master the intricacies of the game for spectacular KOs. Stay tuned for details about upcoming beta tests, limited-time events, and more! CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS APPLY. SEE WWW.EA.COM/LEGAL FOR DETAILS.
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Source: XBOX WIRE