Knockout City, an action-packed multiplayer team game that brings skill, depth and style to the dodgeball game, turning it into a real dodgeball war! In Knockout City, Intense battles are a lifestyle and players will need to master the art of throwing, catching, passing and deflecting in a joyful and competitive experience that will be like a hefty surprise in the face.
The game that is the newest title under the seal EA Originals, will be available on May 21, 2021 at PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC via Origin and Steam, and PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S through backward compatibility with graphics and performance improvements. The game also supports crossplay and cross progression on all platforms.
"At Velan, we care a lot about finding new gaming experiences," said Karthik Bala, co-founder and CEO of Velan Studios. “Knockout City starts with the initially simple concept of throwing and receiving a ball and adds an incredible amount of skill, depth and style, bringing a competitive, innovative and fun multiplayer experience that you have to play to feel. It's not just burnt, it's a burnt-out war. Since we discovered this magic in the game, we haven't been able to stop playing and we can't wait to share this experience with some of you during the first closed beta this weekend. ”
Whether it's playing 3 × 3, 4 × 4 or released games on Street Play, ranked in League Play or an experience hosted in a private match, the fight to take down rival teams takes many forms. In Knockout City, players start all matches on an equal footing and need to rely on their ability to dominate the competition. A solid team is also the difference between getting it right or getting it right. The game is easy to learn and play, but practice is key to mastering positioning, playing time and teamwork and mastering the burning war.
And, of course, once players master the movements, they will also be able to present their own unique look. The robust customization options for Knockout City - looks, equipment, attitude, body type, hairstyle and even gliders, knockout effects and taunts - will leave players fighting in style. And that also includes the team. With up to 32 friends on all platforms, teams will be able to personalize their names, logos, banners and even choose a customized vehicle to enter the battle.
"It is an honor to work with Velan Studios on their first EA Originals release," said Steve Pointon, senior vice president of Content and Outsourced Development at Electronic Arts. “With some of the biggest minds in the industry, the team's work in Knockout City really shows experience and talent. We are very excited for everyone to experience the game and get to feel what makes it an innovative and high energy experience ”.
Players in North America and across Europe will have the opportunity to play Knockout City on the PC during the first beta to take place this weekend, on the 20th and 21st of February, via Origin and Steam.
When the game becomes available on May 21, players will also have access to a free trial on PC via Origin and Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S. During this period, the full game will be available. At launch, Knockout City will deliver a multiplayer package complete with five maps, an interactive environment in which players, players and their teams can train, six types of ball, complete character customization, crossplay, cross progression, Street Play with five playlists, League Play, Matches Private and the complete progression of Street Rank with hundreds of cosmetic items. In addition to this extensive launch content, Knockout City it will also bring a ton of new content through the seasons at no additional cost, with each season including new maps, modes, balls, limited-time events and more.
Players who choose to purchase the full game during the free trial period will be able to transfer all their progress and receive additional cosmetic rewards as they continue to battle in Knockout City. For those who purchase the game after the free trial, you will also be able to transfer all your progress.