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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Reveals Its First DLC Character

Months after "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" released, fans and critics still feel a bit lukewarm towards the game. Obviously inspired by the legendary Nintendo IP "Super Smash Bros.," "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" features many of Nickelodeon's most iconic characters fighting it out across several iconic environments, a formula that has garnered mixed reactions from critics, who say that GameMill Entertainment's interpretation doesn't differentiate itself from its Nintendo precursor. Fans have also been divided, with the game currently boasting modest user scores on Metacritic ranging from a 5.9 on PlayStation 5, to a 6.9 on the Xbox Series X.

Where "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" has succeeded, however, is in its marketing. From calling out "Super Smash Bros." and Nintendo for not listening to its fans, to releasing its own limited supply of a special edition Xbox Series X, the game has found a way to keep itself in the conversation despite lacking the decades worth of equity as its most prominent competitors. Now, following "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's" final updates, "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" has revealed what it has in store for its first-ever DLC character — and they didn't even wait until a Monday to do it.

Garfield enters the ring

The game began to trend on Twitter after IGN announced that "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" would be adding Garfield as its first DLC character. Ultimately, fans will decide the game's future, and they seem pretty excited about Garfield's entrance. The official trailer for Garfield's inclusion shows the iconic grumpy cat utilizing a move-set befitting of the character's signature cynical attitude, including casual stiff arms and even burps. Much of the trailer's comment section expressed excitement regarding Garfield's inclusion in "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl," with various references to the character's distaste for Mondays and its relation to Nickelodeon programming in the 90s. There has, however, been a fair share of criticism as well.

Some fans still seem upset that "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" does not feature any voice-overs of legendary characters in the game. Gamers on the PC Gaming subreddit suggested that without voice acting, the game feels lackluster. "The no voices thing really makes this game feel dead," one comment quipped. Another Redditor even went as far as to call the game a "low budget cash grab."

Garfield will be available in "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" on December 9.