Gamescom Opening Night Live brought us a new trailer for Override 2: Super Mech League. The sequel to 2018's robot romp Override: Mech City Brawler was introduced with a lively hip hop soundtrack and sprawling sci fi landscapes. It looks to deliver more of the original blockbuster action and entertainment with comically large and overpowered mechs duking it out for dominance.
Seven years after the Xenotypes that invaded Earth have been eradicated, the giant mechs that were once the planet’s defenders are now their entertainers in global mech battle leagues. As a new pilot of these repurposed weapons of war, players can climb the ranks and represent their Club with a tuned-up roster of returning and new mechs, each with their own unique abilities, moves, and super-charged attacks. Override 2: Super Mech League is playable both in single player and multiplayer campaigns for up to 4 players locally and online in stages set all over the world.
There are a wide variety of different modes on offer, including a career mode, ranked battles and 'Mech Mania', a feature with 20 playable robots with unique abilities, skill sets and Ultimates). Override 2: Super Mech League also boasts dynamic elements to its arena, such as geysers and lava pools. As is standard these days, you can unlock cosmetic items and attachments for your mech. You wouldn't want to ride into battle in a dull-looking rust bucket now, would you?
Overall, I'd say the concept sounds like entertaining Pacific Rim-esque sci fi fluff and I'd be lying if I said the thought of piloting gigantic mechs into battle doesn't make me a little weak at the knees.
Override 2: Super Mech League is due to be released in December 2020 by Modus Studios and will be priced at £24.99 for the Standard Edition and £34.99 for the Deluxe Edition. It will be available on PC and all major consoles.