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Go Combat Racing with Speed Brawl

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Ever wanted to mix combat with racing? No? Well tough because that’s exactly what you’ll be doing with Speed Brawl.

Now, I’m not exactly sure what combat racing is, but it sounds absolutely awesome and one look at Speed Brawl confirms those thoughts. Available right now on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC, Speed Brawl is all about moving fast, and then hitting harder.

Momentum, combo building and special move utilisation is key to any success in Speed Brawl, and those three things should be worked on from the get-go. And once you knkow what you’re doing, you’ll find yourself flying through this stylish anime-inspired combat racer with ease.

About the game:

Set in Victorian-era London, the world has been dramatically changed by a war with the insect-like lunar invaders called Selenites. After claiming victory, humanity created a vicious bloodsport, “Speed Brawl,” which has attracted would-be brawlers from across the world to compete for fame and fortune. After forming a tag-team of two, combatants run the gauntlet against an onslaught of Selenites and bad-tempered human enforcers. The faster the brawlers are, the better their rewards… and the bigger the roar of the massive crowds of fans and spectators.

But who are the brawlers in question? Well, there’s a few of them and each come with some rather unique abilities and skillsets…

  • Ebba – Ebba’s making her debut on the Speed Brawl circuit! She’s an all-rounder whose infectious optimism belies her venomous punch. As agile on the ground as she is in the air, if you’re looking for poise and balance, Ebba’s the brawler for you!
  • Bia – Bia is a seasoned fighter, slow and steady wins the race, her mighty mitts will break your face. Well known in the prize-rings of London and renowned for never turning down a challenge from any pugilist, Bia is bringing her technical prowess to the Speed Brawl scene. Those filthy bugs had better look out!
  • Johnson – Johnson is a heavyweight boxer whose fiery rampage has toppled all four corners of the European prize-fight scene. However, upon arriving in London, this legitimate contender seemingly vanished. There are rumours of a secretive underground Speed Brawl league, and Johnson’s shadow looms large.
  • Cassie – Little is known of Cassie’s backstory, least of all by herself. Brought up roughly on the streets of Paris, she has since fallen in with a bad crowd on the outskirts of London. Nicknamed the “Whippet Street Rat with a Cricket Bat,” would-be opponents and league owners would be wise to never turn their back on her.
  • Karl – Karl Freiherr Von Ambrose of Prussia rose to fame in his teens, fighting in exhibition bouts throughout Scandinavia, Prussia and the Baltics. He’s since set the Speed Brawl scene alight and continues to fight in the prestigious Florin leagues. Karl is a master manipulator who has broken as many hearts as he has noses.
  • Automatom – Buoyed by the pre-Lunar War industrial revolution, Thomas Reginald Hudson turned his considerable family fortune into an iron-forged autonomous behemoth. With the strength of ten men, the stamina of a long distance runner, and the speed of a large locomotive, the machine was designed to answer the needs of the modern industrialist.

If you wish to try and find out which of the tag-team combinations work best for you, and are up for the challenge of Speed Brawl, then you should be found visiting your local digital store right now. Xbox One gamers will find that the Xbox Store will allow you to proceed with a download – just ensure you drop the required $19.99 its way.

Speed Brawl is currently American based, but should it arrive on UK shores, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Edit: Speed Brawl is now also available in the UK. It comes in with a £15.99 price tag. If you wish to know more about it, then our full review will sort you out. 

Speed Brawl Review

Game Description:

Speed Brawl is a 2D combat-racer about moving fast and hitting hard! Maintain your momentum, build your combos, and unleash powerful special moves. Find your own fighting style, and assemble the finest team of brawlers ever seen. Then do it all again faster… faster… FASTER!!!

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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