Well here’s a nice surprise: 2018’s 3D fighting game Override: Mech City Brawl will be getting a sequel in December of this year.

Titled “Override 2: Super Mech League”, this followup will feature much of the same functionality that made the first memorable – giant fighting mechs that can bash into each other as well as pick up weapons to pump up the insanity.

The announcement trailer for the game, embedded below, even has a lucha libre themed mech, Pescado, wielding a frying pan.

Pescado, as well as a few other playable mechs, will return in the sequel while also being joined by newcomers. 20 playable mechs are promised for the game’s roster in total.

An official website as well as a Steam store page have been set up with more information.

On the website you can leave your particulars to be signed up for the closed beta, and on Steam you can wishlist the game for its future release.

Those who prefer to play their fighting games in singleplayer will be happy to know that there will be a career mode here. The original Override had a story campaign which saw players using the mechs to protect Earth from a kaiju invasion, but this new singleplayer content is tied to some kind of in-game competitive club.

“Fight in Mech Leagues and soar to new heights, aiming to be the best mech pilot. Represent your Club and work together with its members to earn Influence and rewards!” reads the description of career mode.

For those who do want to play online there is a ranked match system as well as a collection of gamemodes for 1V1, 2V2, free-for-all and more. What mode from the first game we don’t see mentioned is the co-op system where up to four people could control a mech Voltron style. Hopefully that’s still kicking around in some capacity.

Mech customisation returns for this sequel so you can modify how your fighter looks, and there’s one last small announcement that has us excited. This September a “special crossover” is going to be announced. No other information has been provided, but we sincerely hope it has something to do with the Pacific Rim franchise. It’s just too obvious a fit but it would be amazing.

If you’re new to this series you can read our review of the original base game. While Mech City Brawl was a great game at its core, it was weighed down by guff and poor decisions which really stifled it. We hope that developer Modus Studios Brazil has used the last two years or so to make the sequel better.

Override 2: Super Mech League will be available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X in December 2020.

Like the first game two purchasing options will be available: a base game for £24.99/€29.99 (~R561 – R602), and a deluxe edition for £34.99/€39.99 (~R785 – R802) that includes a season pass. Strangely enough the base will only be offered digitally, while the deluxe edition will be getting a physical release on top of digital.