official artwork and logo for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl the cartoon platform fighter

Despite starting off strong and generating a fair bit of buzz, the 2D platform fighter Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl sadly didn't manage to stick around for very long. It took a single month to go from a peak of 9,120 players to 472, and things only get worse from there.

However, rather than let the whole idea die, the developers have now rallied and are working on a much more ambitious sequel. Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 will come with additional characters and more complex movesets, crossplay and an updated lobby system, an improved training mode and a variety of minigames, as well as a roguelike inspired singleplayer mode.

What all of this looks like in action, that you can check out through the freshly posted announcement trailer. Have a gander:

No release date has been shared just yet, not even an estimate. The only thing I can tell you for certain is that Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 is currently in development for PC (via Steam), PlayStation, Xbox and Switch.

There is, unfortunately, one big problem with Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 that I need to highlight, and it's the same problem the original had - the 50€ price tag. Platform fighters are a somewhat niche genre, and one that's heavily dominated by Nintendo, so putting such a high barrier on entry doesn't exactly feel like a good idea to me. So while I do hope things don't go down the same road again, I can't help but worry about Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 just fizzling out right past the starting again.

Whatever the future may bring, I'll make sure to let you know as I'm fairly curious about how all of this will go myself. Until then, you can read a little bit more about Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 over at the official website.