Friday, September 17, 2021

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl May Include Voice Acting ‘Down the Road’

Ludosity and GameMill are gearing up for the fall release of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. Since its announcement earlier this summer, we’ve seen a variety of character (fighter) reveals and gameplay footage. However, one of the major things that will be missing from the game that fans have picked up on is voice acting. For lifelong Nickelodeon fans and fighting video game fans, the omission really stuck out. Richard Horvitz, Invader Zim's voice actor confirmed the lack of voice actors in the game in July.

Since the video’s release, the developers haven’t commented about the lack of voice acting. Plus, this game is still in development, so things could change (technically). This week though, we have a comment from Ludosity’s CEO Joel Nyström. They were interviewed by Game Informer and asked a variety of questions – from building the character roster to the possibility of DLC. Luckily, the topic of voice acting was broached.

"Many of the characters announced so far have iconic voices attached to them. Are the characters included voiced by the original actors? If so, who’s on board?

Our focus was on creating the best possible gameplay experience for core brawling fans and Nickelodeon fans around the globe. It is not as straightforward to do as one might think, and as we continue to build the Nick All-Star Brawl franchise, we will be reviewing all options, which may include adding VO down the road."

Maybe not the exact answers fans were hoping for, so be prepared to provide your own quips (“I’m ready!”, "DOOM!", "HI HO DIGGITY!", "Going Ghost!", "You Eeediot!") during matches. Hopefully, official voice acting will be added later on, especially since more fighters will be available after launch thanks to DLC. Nyström confirms that the game will launch with “20 characters, with 2 more following soon after. Additional DLC characters will be revealed after that.”

Other questions within the interview may also provide context as to what characters we should expect. In regards to representation for live-action shows, Nyström stated, “there are no live-action characters in our base lineup, and we are currently not looking at any for future characters either,” adding that, “you never know,” but the focus is mainly on cartoons due to their more wacky and creative movement potential. However, not every Nickelodeon animated character is a shoe-in either, as there were apparently “global licensing issues” for a few of the fighters that Ludosity attempted for. Doug is now owned by Disney, and Fairly OddParents in part is distributed globally by Nelvana (which is why it airs on a few Disney channels internationally).

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is released on consoles and PC on Tuesday, October 5th! HI HO DIGGITY!

Original source: Nintendo Wire, My Nintendo News.

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