Iconic LEGO themes are set to clash with a brick-and-mortar game full of customizations, unlockable content, and action-packed fights for the whole family. As we prepare for the release of the new Light-Hearted Brawler on PS5 and PS4 on September 2, 2022, the Dave team behind LEGO Brawls took the game with our exclusive insights.
There are some unique features that make LEGO Brawls the first genre. Biggest: LEGO Brawls lets players create their own, fully customizable combat. You will compete with customizable minifigures and load-outs according to your personality, preferences and style of play. And you will unlock new content through gameplay for more possibilities.
“Infinite” can be an exaggerated bit. In fact, we did the math: yes 77,289,215,065,920 Minifigure customization options are available to be accurate at launch… and do not include the 2,737,000 potential custom load-outs. In true LEGO style, you can choose any combination of Lego minifigure face, skin tone, torso, legs, hat, blows, power-ups, emotes and names to create your perfect unique fight.
“Minifiger customization is still my favorite part of the game,” said Dustin Andrew, a senior software engineer at Red Games Company, an independent studio that created and released LEGO Brawls in partnership with Lego Games. “There are literally trillions of potentially crazy combinations. I can spend hours and hours with funny quarrelsome people. “
Alex Madis, the QA lead for the game, added:
Dustin’s go-to brawler: a random-looking scalywag. Trent Burke, the engineer behind the game, chooses an old and seasoned super legend who uses the weapon he can find (the wooden plank works alongside the sword).
Which quarrel would be complete without a personal load-out? Power-ups range from light to heavy and can range from a chicken to a hot dog shooter to a fist-shaped flying rocket.
“My favorite power-up is the saxophone unlocked by Punk Pirate Champion,” says Alex. “It heals me and my friends around me and gives them a temporary boost.”
“My favorite power-up is definitely Cactus because it makes you invincible for a while,” added Victor Rios, an animator in the game.
Dustin’s favorite? “Get the Piggy food truck down. It has saved my bacon many times. It is a super power-up that has the ability to push players from a point or to the edge of a cliff. Also the endless rain of sausage firepower is ridiculous. “
Once you have made up your mind, the real fight begins.
Epic Lego themed-level
Layers centered around Lego themes with fan-favorite IPs ranging from classics like Castle and Western to Jurassic, Ninjago and Monkey Kid, with mode of each game, unique challenges and winning conditions. At the beginning of a match, all players will vote on which theme to play.
Rae Reynolds, producer of LEGO Brawls, says, “We never wanted different levels to be the same, just with different industries.” “Each level has its own unique hook – anything from level-specific power-ups, different ways to cross paths, or completely different objectives and gaining control of the big character in the team structure. Some levels have a special twist, such as being able to control T-Rex in Jurassic World, or Match and Ozira in Ninjago.
Each level can be picked and played, but over time you will learn the advantages and disadvantages of that level’s unique features and create your own winning strategies.
“Discovering new power-ups and weapons is my favorite part of the LEGO Brawls,” says Trent. “It’s exciting because there are so many, it adds different and new strategies for each one you get.”
You can chat online, hang out with friends and opponents across platforms, or host or join personal games at parties with friends. The level assortment offers a variety of game modes – some focusing more on casual group work or collections, others presenting more intense personal challenges.
A Control point In the game, you team up and compete 4v4 to capture and hold a control point. When your team is at the control point alone, you create points for your team’s Vict-o-Meter. Fill the Vict-O-Meter to win.
Inside Collect modes, You will collect collectibles (such as Monkey Kid Level Peaches or Blacktron Crystals). The first player or team to collect and hold enough items wins.
A The quarrel is royal, It’s each minifiger for themselves. The player who defeats the most opponents in this chaotic carafe will be awarded the winner’s crown.
A Free to quarrel, The last standing player wins. In this fast-paced competitive mode, defeating another player will complement your health, giving you a chance to catch up.
Inside Party mode, You can host or join personal games online with friends locally for 4-player free-of-play or in 4v4 matches. With cross-platform support, you can invite your squad to a party, no matter what platform they play on.
“We wanted to make sure that players could enjoy fighting with friends online or have a competitive couch co-op experience while staying together in the same house as many great games in the past,” said Rory Aguilar, the game’s chief engineer.
You can choose a major theme that not only changes the look of your home screen, but also sets you up to unlock themed collectibles through gameplay.
Your success in a match affects the amount of studs you earn to collect new minifigures and power-ups. (For those less familiar with Lego Jargon, “Studs” is a Lego brick bump that connects to each other. They are also a way to unlock new game content.)
“Unlocking items is a mixture of prophecy and mystery,” Rye said. “You can work towards your goal content by choosing a theme, but there is also a wonderful element when it comes to getting bonus unlock.”
Enthusiastic collectors and perfectionists can choose to complete the entire content tracks before switching to a new theme, which you can do at any time.
One thing is for sure: LEGO Brawls is really a game for everyone – whether you’re a LEGO fan in it collecting it, a true competitor making your way to the top of the global leaderboards, or a casual player who just wants your friends and family with a baguette. Take down. It’s a game that unites people and it’s not uncommon to suggest that we all need it now.