Electronic Arts and Velan Studios have teamed up to bring gamers a dodgeball-inspired, team-based multiplayer game in 2021.Dubbed Knockout City, the newest game under the EA Originals label aims to bring “skill, depth, and style” to the game of dodgeball.
Knockout City will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, as well as next-gen consoles. The title will support cross-play and cross-progression across all generations and systems.
“We’re honored to be working with Velan Studios on their first-ever EA Originals release,” said Steve Pointon, SVP 3rd Party Content & Development for EA, in a statement. “We’re very excited for everyone to play it and feel what makes this game a high-energy and innovative experience.”
The “dodgebrawl” game will arrive with five, multiplayer maps, an interactive environment where players and their squads can practice, and full player customization. Customization options include appearance, KO effects, taunts, crew names, logos, and more. EA also plans to add new content like new maps, modes, and balls throughout seasons with no microtransactions.
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Knockout City will have 3v3, 4v4, and free-for-all matches in Street Play. Ranked matches will be available in League Play or private matches.
Knockout City is set to release on May 21 of this year with a $19.99 price tag. Players will have access to a limited-time free trial of the full game on all consoles. Starting February 20, PC gamers in North America and Europe will have access to the first closed beta via Origin and Steam.