Override: Mech City Brawl pits your mates in a brutal robot rumble

Posted on July 12, 2018

Using the success of Voltron and Transformers as an example, we are all absolutely nuts for giant robot brawls. Override: Mech City Brawl allows players to demolish each other’s behemoth robots and destroy metropolitan landscapes at the same time. The 3D party brawler also has SPLIT-SCREEN!


In the game, you can pilot your very own mech and pit them against other enormous robots in fully-destructible arenas modelled after real world locations like San Francisco, Egypt, Mexico, and Japan.

These robot battles possess a certain ‘Saturday morning cartoon’ atmosphere. The bright and vivid level designs from all around the world with cities to annihilate. Eradicate all buildings from your typical metropolis or maybe head to Egypt and smash sacred temples. Design in each arena possesses its own individual flavour keeping every battle distinctive and exciting.

12 fighter choices and move sets really present the game’s quality.  Play as Pescado the luchador-mech with a fish hook to ‘reel you in when you least expect it and bash a chair over your head’ or Vintage the retro-robot who can teleport and stun, speaking entirely in old-CPU beep sounds. Our personal favourite is MetaGeckon, basically a giant dinosaur robot with lasers. Can’t ask for much more with MetaGeckon. Well, you can, because you can customise your fighter with a range of unlockable accessories. Close-quarter combat, ranged fighter, or an all-rounder, there is a brawler for every playstyle. 


The Brazilian developers behind the game, The Balance Inc., definitely know how to get the blood flowing and channel our inner destructive beast. The group is known for indie projects Goat Em’ Up and Gnomecide, to name a few. Their track record highlights creativity, high-octane, and insane concepts. Without exception, the mech-based fighter emphasises their passion for super-sized action. With Modus Games publishing and their experience with recent title Extinction, the release of Override: Mech City Brawl should be a hit.

After the popularity of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2Pokkén Tournamentand NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2, an evident boost in 3D arena fighters is on the horizon. They are exceptionally over the top, fun, and simple to play. The games are perfect for multiplayer parties, fuelling many upon many drunken brawls and hilarious streams as Gang Beasts did not too long ago. Bandai Namco holding a majority of these titles under their belt, it’s exciting to see a newcomer to the sub-genre and hopefully more competition from here on.


Pre-orders for the game start today. The Super Charged Mega Edition includes the Season Pass, delivering 4 extra mechs and 16 new skins post-launch, as well as instant access to 12 legendary skins normally unlocked in the Standard Edition.

Sign up for the Closed Beta now on the Override: Mech City Brawl website and play from 10-12 August 2018  for a free taster.  The 3D party brawler will release 4 December 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.