Brawlhalla wasn’t lacking in characters by any means, but the developers at Blue Mammoth continue to churn out new contestants with today’s announcement of Volkov the Vampire King as the latest fighter to join the ranks.
With six signature attacks using either an axe or scythe, Volkov looks like a fun addition to the roster, but I’ll have to see how the kids make use of him before I weigh in.
Brawlhallidays also returns to Brawlhalla today, providing players with new skins to collect as well as holiday colour variants of every Legend.
Brawlhalla is free-to-play, and available now on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.
Here’s the press release:
Brawlhalla’s Newest Legend Volkov the Vampire King Goes From Coffin to Combat, Available Today
The annual Brawlhallidays event also returns, adding a new skin for 2019 as well as returning skins from previous years’ events
MONTREAL – December 18, 2019 – Today, Ubisoft announced that Brawlhalla’s 48th Legend Volkov the Vampire King is available today. Additionally, the annual Brawlhallidays event returns from today through January 15, 2020, offering players a new skin for 2019 as well as returning skins from previous years’ events.
Volkov comes to Brawlhalla from the Royal Castle of Batavia, a place constructed over a large hole in the ground that was a gateway to hell. As a young, dashing prince, Volkov earned the love of his people as the fiery defender of Batavia. As king, living over a hellmaw proved too much, and before long the Batavian court was placing bets on whether their sovereign would wind up a lich, werewolf, or hungry wraith. All bets were settled when he turned into a Vampire.
Volkov has joined the fight in Valhalla with Scythe and Axe, and is available for 7,200 Gold. The skins Blood Moon Volkov, Blue Virus Volkov, and Huntsman Volkov are available now for 140 Mammoth Coins each. Volkov has six signature attacks:
Side Signature – Volkov unleashes a torrent of bats to trap his enemy, then uses his cape to either float behind them for a reversal, or float in front of them to spike them down on active input.
Neutral Signature – Volkov floats up then turns his cape into bat wings to propel him forward. As he flies forward, he spins and swirls his Scythe around at high speeds to slice his enemies.
Down Signature – Volkov floats up and summons a small whirlwind of bats. If an enemy steps into this whirlwind, Volkov pulls them towards him and slices them with his Scythe.
Side Signature – After fading into his cape, Volkov floats menacingly forward and slices his enemy. If the attack is held, he will float above his enemy and spike them down with a hefty Axe swing.
Neutral Signature – Volkov flies up, swipes once with his claw and his wing, then swings his Axe to send his enemies upwards.
Down Signature – After a quick jump, Volkov swings his Axe twice downwards. If the attack hits an enemy, he will swing his Axe a third time to launch his opponent off stage.
The 2019 Brawlhallidays Event brings the following items to the game:
Legend skins, available for 140 Mammoth Coins each (each Legend skin comes with two weapon skins):
New for 2019: Nutcracker Cassidy skin
Krampus Cross skin
Wreck the Halls Teros skin
Holly Jolly Ember skin
Future Spirit Artemis skin
Nutcracker Val skin
Santa Wu Shang skin
Snowman Kor skin
Secret Santa Thatch skin
Nutcracker Bodvar skin
Winter Holiday Colors for all Legends, available for 1,500 Gold or 10 Mammoth Coins each
Bomby the Snowman animated Avatar, available for 60 Mammoth Coins
Mjolnir Snowflake Avatar, available for 6,000 Gold
Winner Wonderland 2019 Podium, available for 240 Mammoth Coins each
Frostbite KO Effect, available for 200 Mammoth Coins each
Once purchased, these items will stay in players’ inventories after the event ends.
Developed by Blue Mammoth, Brawlhalla is an epic free-to-play platform fighting game that brings players to the fight for glory in the halls of Valhalla. Brawlhalla supports cross-platform play for more than 30 million players on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC. Choosing from over 48 unique characters, players can jump into single-player and co-op modes as well as online and local competitions. Brawlhalla will also be coming to mobile in 2020, with cross-platform play planned at launch. Players can sign up on the Brawlhalla website for a chance to be one of the first to play on mobile: Brawlhalla.com/mobile
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