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Platform Fighter Brawlout Gets New Dead Cells Character, 2.0 Update

Angry Mob Games has released another big update for their platform fighter, Brawlout.

The main feature of the big 2.0 update is the inclusion of a new character from another beloved indie game, The Beheaded from Dead Cells.

The Beheaded’s abilities were voted for by the community based on the vast arsenal of weapons players can encounter in Dead Cells. The update also includes the Prisoner’s Quarters, a new stage inspired by Dead Cells. You can find the full patch notes here, and watch the latest trailer above.

Here’s a rundown of the game:


A new challenger has appeared in the platform fighter arena!

Brawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale.

Striking the balance between the growing competitive scene and the genre’s party game roots, Brawlout hopes to cater to the veteran platform fighter, the casual fan and the newcomer looking to make their mark.

Each character in Brawlout has their own unique playstyle, catering to specific character archetypes seen in other fighters. Whether you’re a die-hard grappler or a rushdown fiend, there is a fighter for you in Brawlout.

There are currently six original characters and four popular indie characters to choose from that allow for varied play styles:

  • Dead Cells
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Guacamelee
  • Hyper Light Drifter

As well as cosmetic skins, each original Brawlout character has three Variants; alt versions of the character with different stats, outfits and even new moves. With these Variants, Brawlout’s cast numbers 25 individual fighters. Find the fighter and Variant that’s right for you and tear it up on the battlefield.

Combined with familiar movement techniques like wavedashing and airdodging, Brawlout adds some extra mechanics seen in other fighting games. The Rage Meter builds up as you both deal and take damage, allowing you either break combos with the Rage Burst or unleash hell with the Rage Mode. The Rage Burst pushes opponents back, breaking their combos and allowing players to create some breathing room at the cost of half their Rage Meter. If the meter fills, you can activate the Rage Mode, increasing the knockback you deal while reducing the amount you take.

As for modes, Brawlout has all you’d expect from a normal platform fighter and then some. Up to four players can compete in either Timed, Stock, Team Battles, FFA or Party Modes.
AI opponents are also available if you want to practice your team combos with a friend, or if you need to fill out a free for all. Train with Advanced Tutorials or go in for yourself in challenging Arcade Towers and the all new Trials mode.


Brawlout is available on Windows PC (via Steam), PS4, Switch, and Xbox One for $19.99.

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