Override: Mech City Brawl brings the giant robots to closed beta this weekend (and you can still get in)

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Flying out of left field, The Balance, Inc. announced the existence of giant robot fighting game Override: Mech City Brawl last month, and today they resurfaced with the announcement of a closed beta this weekend.

The developers of Override: Mech City Brawl released a video today explaining exactly what players can expect from their closed beta. Running from August 10th through the 12th, the beta will focus primarily on the multi-player free-for-all modes. The devs are hoping that players take a crack at a number of different characters in local and online battles, so they can get some insight into any balance adjustments they might still need to make.

With 12 giant mechs to choose from (and I do mean giant, the mechs are referred to as “skyscraper size” several times in the beta announcement) and several arenas that are based on real-world locations, beta players should find plenty of content to keep them busy.

When the final game releases, players can look forward to the full suite of features:

  • Explosive Battles. Take control of a gigantic mech and lay waste to entire cities as you fight other massive opponents. 
  • Supercharged Mechs. Pilot 12 outrageous mechs of epic, skyscraper-sized proportions, each with diverse fighting styles and unique skills.
  • Real-World Locations. Destroy 3D arenas modeled after actual cities and countries, including Tokyo, Egypt, San Francisco, and Mexico.
  • Multiple Game Modes. Challenge other players in local and online Versus & Co-Op modes and experience Override’s story in a single-player campaign.
  • Party Co-Op. Gather 2 to 4 friends to engage in party co-op where each player is responsible for one part of a towering mech!
  • The Garage. Customize your mechs in the Garage, changing their accessories and skins to create your own unique style.

The best news is that the closed beta still has some room in it, so if you want to participate it is not too late to sign up at the game’s official site. While streaming is only allowed from the PC version this weekend, players can participate on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

This game looks pretty awesome. As a side note, the company description about The Balance, Inc. states that the company "believe(s) in the social bonds and wholesome experiences that multiplayer games provide to players." Gotta love that.

The final release will be available on all three systems on December 4, 2018 in a $39.99 Super Charged Mega Edition (available physically in retail stores) and the $29.99 digital only Standard Edition.

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