Monday, August 30, 2021

CatDog and April O'Neil Join 'Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl' Fighter Line-Up

GameMill Entertainment today announced at Gamescom 2021's Future Games Show that CatDog and April O'Neil will be joining the Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl roster of fighters! Check out the trailers below!:

It's difficult to tell for sure, but it appears as though CatDog has a bit of a stance change situation going on where players can have either Cat or Dog as the character's leading face. We see a few attacks where CatDog attacks from both ends, putting a hitbox both in front and behind him simultaneously.

One of their attacks sees Dog grab a fire hydrant to slam foes with, and another similar one sees Cat grab Dog to slam foes with. Dog also performs an attack wherein he becomes massively muscular and sends out a walloping punch, and then another still where he shoots out bone projectiles.

April appears to be a incredibly fast fighter - as evidenced by the backflip she performs at the start of the trailer - who uses her media equipment to put a hurting on enemies. Her microphone is repurposed as a bludgeoning weapon that she uses to launch CatDog with.

She uses her boom mic to smash opponents with, and at one point uses it to reflect a bubble projectile back at SpongeBob. We also briefly see her running forward with a rolling camera stand and leaping up to do split kick attacks. Right at the end of the trailer, there is an interesting use of the boom mic attack. It looks like while recovering, April uses the boom mic to extend her reach on-stage in order to knock back two opponents who are trying to edge guard. April's design appears to be her classic all-yellow outfit from the comics and '80s cartoon series.

It's unclear what other television show properties Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will include, or if it will offer something akin to Super Smash Bros. Trophies in order to give representation to characters from Nickelodeon shows that don't end up on the game's final roster.

Official press release:

Battle Your Friends in the Ultimate Nickelodeon Platform Fighting Video Game — Announcing Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Power-packed with your favorite Nickelodeon ALL-STAR characters and multiplayer action, coming this Fall to all major gaming consoles

MINNEAPOLIS — July 14, 2021 — Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, a new platform fighting game featuring fan-favorite Nickelodeon characters, has been announced for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Battle online and via local multiplayer for up to four players this fall!

Trailer: [above]

Developed in conjunction with Ludosity and Fair Play Labs, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is the ultimate Nickelodeon fighting game fans have been waiting for! Choose from an array of the most iconic characters from Nickelodeon’s huge roster of beloved franchises, including SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesHey Arnold!Invader ZimDanny PhantomThe Loud HouseAaahh!!! Real MonstersRugrats, and more.


  • All-Star Cast: Fan-favorite characters from the Nickelodeon cartoon universe are here and each fighter delivers a unique move-set and playstyle to master as you try to send your foes flying off the level to win.
  • 20 Nickelodeon-Themed Levels: Battle across a variety of stages inspired by iconic Nickelodeon universes, including Jellyfish Fields from SpongeBob SquarePantsTMNT’s Technodrome, and more!
  • Single-player & Multiplayer Game Modes: Challenge your skills against the AI, or face off in competitive online and local multiplayer for up to four players.
  • Bonus Content: Unlock advanced moves unique to each character’s personality and more in the in-game Gallery!

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is published by GameMill Entertainment. For more information, visit

About GameMill Entertainment
GameMill Entertainment, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a third-party publisher of console and mobile games for passionate fans around the world. Development platforms include PC, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft consoles including the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Sony consoles including the PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4, and mobile devices. With development across the globe, GameMill is a source of entertaining and fun games for all ages. For more information, visit, as well as FacebookYouTubeTwitter, and Instagram.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).
About Ludosity

Ludosity is a creative studio from scenic West Gothia, Sweden. Our team of 13 have been putting out highly acclaimed games on PC and consoles since 2008, such as the Ittle Dew series and Slap City. Our games combine humor with solid mechanics and great character design. For more information, visit, or join us on Discord and Twitter.

About Fair Play Labs

Fair Play Labs is a seasoned game development studio founded in 2006, located in Costa Rica. With a creative and skilled team, our focus is creating fun and exciting games that amuse console and PC gamers of all ages. For more information visit


A full list of characters has yet to be announced, but confirmed characters featured in the game include:

  • Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Nigel Thornberry (The Wild Thornberrys)
  • Powdered Toast Man (Ren & Stimpy)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • Sandy Cheeks (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • Oblina (Aaahh!!! Real Monsters)
  • Lucy Loud (The Loud House)
  • Lincoln Loud (The Loud House)
  • Helga (Hey Arnold!)
  • Reptar (Rugrats)
  • Zim (Invader Zim)
  • Danny Phantom (Danny Phantom)
We'll actually get to see Nigel Thornberry "smashing" it up!

The show's official website can be accessed at

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Screenshots:

From EventHubs:

Hidden character specific mechanics may have been spotted for both CatDog and April O'Neil in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

April O'Neil and CatDog were recently revealed as playable characters for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. Theoretically, there should be 6 more characters unveiled before the game's launch.

These latest trailers were able to provide us with a lot of information on how these two characters will play without really saying much. In two of Zetta's latest videos, we may have gotten a glimpse of character specific mechanics for both combatants.

Some eagle-eyed observers might've noticed some stars hovering around April O'Neil at certain points in the trailer. This can either be a single yellow star, two larger green stars or three even larger pink stars.

By hitting opponents with attacks that involve the camera, it appears that April will "level up" her star system. Certain attacks appear to be significantly stronger when three pink stars are present rather than just a single yellow star.

Sounds somewhat similar to Frank West's level up system in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, but it's likely that these stars are spent when April hits with empowered attacks.

As for CatDog, it's difficult to point towards another character like this. Since there's a cat on one end and a dog on the other, it's very difficult to determine when way the player is facing when playing as CatDog.

It's been theorized that CatDog is actually a stance character of sorts. Attack properties might change based on whether or not "Cat" or "Dog" is considered to be facing forward.


Originally published: August 26, 2021 at 22:28 BST.

Additional sources: EventHubs, ScreenRant, Twinfinite.

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