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LEGO Brawls is a customizable platform brawler that's similar to Super Smash Bros. and it's coming to consoles in June 2022

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • February 13, 2022 at 1:36 p.m. PST • Comments: 7

The recent Nintendo Direct revealed a lot of information about many titles that are coming to the Nintendo Switch in early 2022. Although there were many memorable moments during this latest Nintendo Direct, there was one interesting game that probably went unnoticed by many viewers due to its brief appearance during the program.

Within a span of about 10 seconds, a game called LEGO Brawls was briefly shown. Honestly, it's quite difficult to actually get any information as to what this game even is within this timespan. Taking a closer look at the game's one minute trailer that launched the next day, it appears that LEGO Brawls is LEGO's attempt on the platform brawler genre — a genre that is basically dominated by Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series.

Although LEGO Brawls is scheduled to be coming to the Nintendo Switch, Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in June 2022, it'd be technically incorrect to say that LEGO Brawls is a new game.

LEGO Brawls was originally released exclusively for the Apple Arcade back in September 2019. This means that the game has been playable on iOS and Google Stadia devices for about three years now.

The object of LEGO Brawls is for one of the two teams to control the middle of a stage for a certain period of time. It seems that this is a "mobile" platform brawler. Similar to traditional platformers, the screen will shift for each player as they move across the map.

Evidently, this sounds like the type of game that will be difficult to play in person. It's also intended to be a 4v4 team game. Either players in total will participate in each match.

One of the main gimmicks of LEGO Brawls is its customization options. Each player is able to construct their character to their own liking based on their ability to win "mystery chests" during gameplay.

It's said that figures are grouped into different types that include classic space, pirates, town & city, castle, collectibles, Ninjago, Hidden Side, Jurassic World, Vidiyo and Monkie Kid.

Considering that Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. have also recently tossed their hats into the platform brawler ring now that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC has wrapped up, it's certainly interesting to see all these platform brawler titles spring up. It's quite likely that we'll be seeing quite a bit more due to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's record breaking success.

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