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Welcome to Knockout City – Xbox Wire

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Summary

  • It’s not a dodgeball … it’s a dodgeball
  • Learn more about the action-packed world of Knockout City
  • Knockout City is coming May 21st

Welcome to Knockout City, the dodgeball multiplayer game, coming to Xbox Series X on May 21st | S (through backward compatibility with improvements), Xbox One and PC.

Knockout City is full of bright-eyed, bushy thugs like you ready to hit opponents with balls in a friendly (mostly friendly) dodgebrawl competition. Get comfortable with endless cosmetic options and get to work right away. It takes a careful combination of teamwork, positioning and timing to outwit your opponents: surrender to allies for a quick hit from a new angle, throw trick shots to blow them around corners or over walls, or use wrong throws to trip their catches.

Anytime you’re looking for projectiles, you can stop, drop, and clump together to become a weapon for your crew. Throw a fully charged ally for an ultimate throw that lands hard in an instant KO explosion!

The dodgeballs you see in Knockout City are not your dodgeball playgrounds. They are a little more dangerous and some of them are powerful specialty balls. The bomb ball will start ticking as soon as you pick it up. The cage ball traps your enemy in ball form and lets you toss them off the map or, even more embarrassingly, into their own teammates. Use the moon ball to take your brawl to new heights with its low gravity effect, or throw it to throw opponents into the stratosphere.

Knockout City

Our town is a bustling place, and every locale brings fresh mechanics to re-mix your brawl. The stormy winds of Rooftop Rumble give your gliders a boost and let you float between skyscrapers to throw balls at unsuspecting opponents. The knockout roundabout is the busy heart of the city and is evidenced by the constant traffic that can be used as both a means of transportation and cover. When you go to Concussion Yard, put on a helmet … though it won’t protect you from that wrecking ball. Seriously, who got this thing going?

More cards and special balls will be released in the coming months. So stay up to date!

Knockout City

If you argue with the best you have to check out the part. Knockout City is full of cosmetic options. Your outfit, hair, body type, glider, taunt, and knockout effect are just a few of the parts that you can customize. You can even choose your reaction for the end of a game. Bad loser? Amiable winner? It’s your decision.

In Knockout City, standing out is just as important as standing with your crew. Each member has the same logo on their back, and you’ll be flying in matches in the same sleek hovercar.

Knockout City

Knockout City will be available on May 21st in the Xbox Store on Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One released. With full crossplay, you can meet up with friends no matter what system they are on. At the start everyone has the opportunity to test dodgebrawling for free during the test phase.

My colleagues and I here at Velan Studios have spent the past four years building Knockout City from scratch – and I’ll tell you, these buildings are tall. We and our partners at EA Originals can’t wait to get it into your hands. But the information here is just the tip of the dodgeball iceberg. Stay up to date on all things Knockout CityFollow us on Twitter, join the Official Discord, visit knockoutcity.com or enter your email address for our newsletter.

See you in town, thug.

Knockout City ™

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Knockout City ™

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COMING SOON: Team up with the competing crews in Knockout City ™ where you will settle the bill with EPIC DODGEBALL BATTLES. Get ready for incredible fun and intense competition in a brand new version of team-based multiplayer games. Customize your character and crew with friends to start your takeover of Knockout City. Use trick shots and coordinated teamwork to knock out opponents as you dodge and catch balls that fly across the map. No ball? No problem! You can literally ball yourself up, roll into the hands of a teammate, and become the ultimate weapon! A variety of fancy ball types, locations, and game modes keep it exciting. Plus, new maps, ball types, rewards, events, and challenges are introduced each season! Throw, catch, pass, dodge and tackle the path to dodgeball dominance! KEY FEATURES: Hustle and bustle and fun – Rule the city through lightning fast multiplayer matches with breathtaking dodgeball mechanics. Increase your attack by passing pass-to-power dodgeballs, targeting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or clinging up to be thrown by teammates anytime! Crew Up – Put together an all-star dodgeball crew with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless cross-play experience! Beat opponents together in 3v3, 4v4 or free-for-all games. Pass, throw and strategize to dominate as a team and unlock distinctive rewards just for the crew! Define Your Style – Show your status and unique look through character and crew designs with extensive character creation options. Customize your looks, gear, and attitude, from body type and hairstyle to a custom glider and crew vehicle to win, lose, and mock animations. Take on Knockout City – battle other crews on dynamic maps across the city. The special features of each card make every game an intense, unexpected experience. Dodgeball thrives in back alleys with air hoses, on skyscraper roofs, on busy streets – and even on local burger bars and construction sites. When dodging dodgeballs, watch out for moving cars, falls on the roof, and even a wrecking ball or two. Strikingly Fresh Yet Familiar – Familiar controls make it easy to learn and play, but practice is key to becoming a champion. Only the most experienced shooters stand out from the crowd at eye level. Use your knowledge to master the intricacies of the game for spectacular KOs. Stay tuned for details on upcoming beta tests, limited-time events, and more! CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS APPLY. SEE WWW.EA.COM/LEGAL FOR DETAILS. © 2020 Velan Studio, Inc. EA and the EA logo are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

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