Super Smash Bros. will get the Lego treatment later this year, as publisher Bandai Namco releases its own brick-building take on Nintendo’s classic competitive battler.
Lego Brawls mimics the competitive struggle of Super Smash Bros. characters, but instead of pitting Nintendo’s roster of recognizable mascots against each other in relentless punches, gives you customizable Lego minifigures to battle together. It should launch on PS5, Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC in mid-2022.
However, this is not the first time the game has been released. The blocky fighter debuted in 2019 on iOS’s Apple Arcade, but is only coming to consoles and PC now.
The game places a heavy emphasis on customization, allowing you to mix and match various legs, torsos, heads, and accessories to create your very own Lego character. The cosmetic options are quite granular, and you’ll unlock more powerful combat upgrades as you progress through the game.
Watch the announcement trailer to see some of the customization options in action.
Things get pretty goofy. You can outfit your Lego fighter with pie cannons, wands, or even rocket fists. Later, you can swap out custom loadouts and power-ups to better suit your playstyle.
Once you’ve finished dressing up, you’ll pit your custom minifigure against Lego rivals in local and online multiplayer. The game includes several competitive modes, as well as a bunch of levels themed around different Lego sets.
It hasn’t been a slow year for Lego video games. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga received a warm reception in April, while Lego Bricktales – an upcoming diorama puzzle – will make its way to our screens later in the year. Danish toy lovers are spoiled for choice.