Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge
As seasoned dodgeball professionals over here at Nintendo Life, we're well aware that the most important aspect in creating a successful video game based on this king of sports is nailing the sound that a ball makes as it smashes powerfully into the face and/or body of your opponent. It really needs to get that...
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A Nintendo release would be cool
Velan Studios last week made a tough announcement - revealing it would be shutting down its free-to-play multiplayer title Knockout City on 6th of June this year. In the same update, it said it had other IPs and products it was "very excited about". If you were wondering what's next, it seems the American developer...
Velan Studios is "very excited" about what's next
After more than two years, the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit developer Velan Studios today announced it would be shutting down its free-to-play multiplayer brawler Knockout City on 6th June this year - with Season 9 to be the "final season" for the game. Although it's had over 12 million players, it...
Don't dodge it
The Switch has some rather good free-to-play options, and June will add more to the ranks. On 1st June, as a reminder, Knockout City will be going free-to-play; developer Velan Studios (also well known for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit) will also be parting ways with EA and taking on publishing duties. The same date will
"Strap in, brawlers"
Some changes are coming to Knockout City - with developer Velan Studios announcing the game will be dropping the "price tag entirely" and going free-to-play as of Season 6. In the same announcement, the studio also revealed how it would be taking over EA's responsibilities as the game's publisher under this new model. Velan...
Season 3 and 4 to come later this year
EA and Velan Studios have shared a tease of things to come in Knockout City, the multiplayer dodgeball game that smashed its way onto Switch back in May. The biggest news is that starting on 27th July, the game will be thrown into its second season. The new season brings with it a new map, a new Special Ball,...
How many have you played?
We're at the end of another month, and May brought some rather fun games to our charming little Switch systems. A number in our team have been solving the mysteries in both Famicom Detective Club titles, while Miitopia picked up on the strong momentum - and excitement over its Mii creation tools - to have a pretty good...
Miitopia! Shin Megami Tensei III etc! King of Seas!
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights: Miitopia (Nintendo,...
Miitopia! Layers of Fear 2! Knockout City! Xylophone!
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: Kowloon High-School...
A special launch promotion
EA has announced it will offer a 10-day free trial for Velan Studios' upcoming release Knockout City when it arrives on Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms on 21st May. This is the "full game" - allowing you to try out everything. "Remind your friends to set their alarm clocks for noon UTC on May 21 so the...
"Save the date"
2021 sure is going fast, and now that it's May, it means E3 is just around the corner. The main all-digital event is scheduled to take place between 12th-15th of June, but not every publisher and developer is necessarily participating in the main show. One company that will be doing its own thing again is Electronic Arts. This year...
Customize your character and form a Crew with friends to start your Knockout City takeover. Knock out opponents with trick shots and coordinated teamwork while dodging and catching balls flying across the map. No ball? No problem! You can literally ball up, roll into a teammate’s hands, and become the ultimate weapon!
A variety of outlandish ball types, locations, and game modes keep it exciting. Plus, each season introduces new maps, ball types, rewards, events, and challenges! Throw, catch, pass, dodge, and tackle your way to dodgeball dominance!
Frantic and Fun — Rule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches featuring mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics. Increase your attack by passing to power up dodgeballs, targeting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “balling up” at any time to get thrown by teammates!
Crew Up — Assemble an All-Star dodgeball Crew with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless cross-play experience! Together, knock out opponents in 3v3, 4v4, or free-for-all matches. Pass, throw, and strategize to dominate as a team and unlock distinctive, Crew-only rewards!
Define Your Style — Show off your status and unique look through character and Crew designs with expansive character creation options. Customize your appearance, gear, and attitude, from body type and hairstyle to a custom glider and Crew vehicle to win, lose, and taunt animations.
Take On Knockout City — Battle it out with other Crews across dynamic maps all over the city. Each map’s special features make every match an intense, unexpected experience. Dodgeball thrives in back alleys with pneumatic tubes, on skyscraper rooftops, across busy streets—and even at the local burger joint and construction sites. While you’re dodging dodgeballs, watch out for moving cars, rooftop drops, and even a wrecking ball or two.
Strikingly Fresh Yet Familiar — It’s easy to pick up and play thanks to familiar controls, but practice is key to becoming a champion. On a level playing field, only the most skilled ballers stand out from the crowd. Use your knowledge to master the intricacies of the game for spectacular KOs.
Stay tuned for details about upcoming beta tests, limited-time events, and more!