by Howie Howard
Electronic Arts Releases Knockout City!
Electronic Arts Inc. and Velan Studios have released Knockout City, a thrilling team-based multiplayer game that delivers dodge-ball-inspired action like never before. This ain’t dodge-ball, it’s dodge-brawl. Players can hop into Knockout City from now until May 30 and participate in a 9-day Block Party. This no charge festival-style series is headlined by celebrity and gaming personalities. Academy Award-Winning actress Brie Larson, BrookeAB and Sykkuno are teaming up to play against fans for dodge-brawl glory.
With the intense thrill of competition and the humor and absurdity found only in dodge-ball, Knockout City challenges dodge-brawlers to fast-paced game-play packed with its own unique style. Knockout City players will discover interactive environments as they brawl their way through five action-packed multiplayer maps and six distinct ball types. Players can also become their own weapon to be thrown by teammates in fast-paced matches. With cross-play and cross-progression, up to 32 friends can team up across platforms to form crews. Teams can switch between platforms with progress intact in order to take down rival crews and be crowned the best. Characters and crews are highly customizable while letting stylish players show off their unique looks with hundreds of cosmetic items including outfits, hairstyles, gliders, taunts, KO effects and more.
Knockout City is unlike anything players have experienced from a team-based multiplayer game; the action-packed game-play provides dodge-brawlers the opportunity to show off their moves and work with their crew to master shots in their own style. The Velan Studios team has been working incredibly hard to deliver an exciting and challenging spin on the game. The 9-day free trial is an awesome way for players and their friends to get their hands dirty on their platform of choice to start honing those skills, while also watching some big names take down the competition.
Players who decide to purchase Knockout City during the Block Party will gain access to rewards they can show off immediately including an epic outfit, hairstyle, glasses, glider, intro pose, KO effect, player icons and more! EA Play members will have unlimited access to the full game from May 21 onward and not only will they receive all of the aforementioned rewards, they will also receive an exclusive member-only reward. Xbox Game Pass for PC members will also have access to the full game and exclusive member content through their access to EA Play. If an even bigger bundle is more their style, fans who purchase the Deluxe Edition during the event will receive the base game, all aforementioned Block Party rewards and more! Knockout City will feature tons of new content each season. Knockout City Season 1, when it kicks off will featuring cross-play and cross progression support.
Let's put it this way game playing fans, EA is well known for their big budget productions where they go all out in order to give their customers a top notch gaming experience and I see no reason why this one won't be the same. Their new game, Knockout City will undoubtedly be presented in a way that only EA is able to pull off!