Ludosity and GameMill are gearing up for the fall release of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. Since its announcement earlier this summer, we’ve seen a variety of character (fighter) reveals and gameplay footage. Last week though, there was something missing from a video where SpongeBob, Leonardo, Patrick, and April O’Neil were duking it out – voice acting. Not only that, the sound effect library was rather limited. For lifelong Nickelodeon fans and fighting video game fans, the omission really stuck out. See for yourself.

 

 

Since the video’s release, the developers haven’t commented about the lack of voice acting. Plus, this game is still in development, so things could change (technically). This week though, we have a comment from Ludosity’s CEO Joel Nyström. They were interviewed by Game Informer and asked a variety of questions – from building the character roster to the possibility of DLC. Luckily, the topic of voice acting was broached.

 

Many of the characters announced so far have iconic voices attached to them. Are the characters included voiced by the original actors? If so, who’s on board?

Our focus was on creating the best possible gameplay experience for core brawling fans and Nickelodeon fans around the globe. It is not as straightforward to do as one might think, and as we continue to build the Nick All-Star Brawl franchise, we will be reviewing all options, which may include adding VO down the road.

 

Maybe not the exact answers fans were hoping for, so be prepared to provide your own quips (“I’m ready!”) during matches. Hopefully, official voice acting will be added later on, especially since more fighters will be available after launch thanks to DLC. Nyström confirms that the game will launch with “20 characters, with 2 more following soon after. Additional DLC characters will be revealed after that.”

You can read the entire interview on Game Informer’s site. Plus, it’s one way to pass the time waiting for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl’s release on Tuesday, October 5th.

 

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Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)