Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Potential New Characters for 'Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl' Revealed

The highly-anticipated Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl just launched earlier today (Oct. 5), but data miners had already found some new fighters that could be joining the game by rummaging around in its game files!

One of the biggest finds was voice lines that seem to indicate characters that could be joining the game through future DLC updates, including some of Nickelodeon’s biggest names.

Announcer audio files were found for Jimmy Neutron (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius), Plankton (SpongeBob SquarePants), Mr. Krabs (SpongeBob SquarePants), Squidward (SpongeBob SquarePants), Tommy Pickles (Rugrats), Vlad Plasmius (Danny Phantom), Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and Rocko (Rocko's Modern Life), according to a post by data miner RockmanBN. Chuckie Finster (Rugrats), Cindy Vortex (Jimmy Neutron), Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Donnie Thornberry (The Wild Thornberrys), Eliza Thornberry (The Wild Thornberrys) and Filbert (Rocko's Modern Life) are also speculated to be joining the line-up.

One file references a Garfield stage, and includes a placeholder image for the lasagne-guzzling feline. Another includes artwork for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Shredder, who appears to have been given the code name “cheese” as a play on words (Kevin Eastman once revealed that the iconic villain was inspired by a grater.)

After these datamined files were shared, a developer reportedly was quick to address them on Discord explaining that the team opted to record audio introductions for potential characters so that they wouldn’t need to do so later down the road.

“Do not give those voice lines much thought,” said Thaddeus Crews, one of the game's developers. “They’re just covering bases and not be-all-end-all confirmations of what can and cannot happen.”

“I don’t even know why the extraneous ones are in the project in the first place, but hey there’s free meme material for y’all.”

Crews' also addressed some of the questions around leaks ahead of time over on the game’s Discord, saying that he “brought up concerns of datamining & was told content would be removed.”

Crews also confirmed that not everything planned for the base game was able to be ready by launch, and that content hinted at in potential datamining leaks was most likely planned for the base game, as follow-up DLC has yet to be worked on at all. But it still seems a fair bet for what could be coming up.

Here's also Crews said on Discord:

"Brought up concerns of datamining & was told content would be removed. It wasn’t removed

Had a veeeery strong feeling this was inevitable once we learned not everything was gonna make it into base because of the absolutely-cannot-change release date

The only stuff people will find is content that was explicitly meant for base, no DLC content has been worked on at time of writing

Voice lines in the project cover bases and are not be-all-end-all confirmations of what can and cannot happen

Like leg girl, the vast majority of the concerns people have will be alleviated once there’s actual gameplay

I’m undeterred. This game’s post-launch plans are sick and I’m gonna give it 110% all the way"

This means that while the files are genuine, it doesn’t mean that we will be getting any of these iconic characters as playable in the game. Having these files there clearly means that the idea of their addition has been discussed, however.

At the time of release, there are 20 playable characters in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl with more to come in the future via DLC. To find out more about the game, click here.

Originally published: October 5, 2021.

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