Introducing: Lethal League Blaze, coming 2018.
Finally, proud console owners can join in on the Lethal League! We’ve made a celebratory trailer featuring the game’s finest batters doing their thing to the ‘dub-hop’ sounds of Grillo. We hope you feel… inspired?
Now, before you ask “Is there online multiplayer?” let me tell you that there is online multiplayer. Plus, even though it’s a console title, the controls are fully configurable. Amidst of course the usual features of Banging Beats, Street Styled Characters and up to 4 players Free For All, Team and Striker modes. We’ve localized the game into 8 languages this time around, so grab that Russian cousin and sit tight when the game launches on both platforms in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Japan on the 10th of May!
A big shoutout to the players in the footage: aTastyT0ast, Ice Coldas, Diplomat, MrGentleRape, Orion, RedBlueJ, Zea, Jawbreaker, Drunken Luna, Missingno. and Smellyhobo101!
In other news, over at Eighty Sixed they’ve added a new Lethal League T-shirt design titled ‘Fundamentals’:
Take a look here if you’re feeling it!
This year we showed Lethal League for the third time at the Firstlook Festival and we must say this was one of the best so far. We had two setups where 8 players were able to play simultaneously. There was hardly any moments where the Team Reptile booth was empty. As a tryout we introduced a new kind of tournament format which is already widely used in break dance competitions. Seven to Smoke is a format where 8 competitors stand in one line and matches are played 1v1. The winners gets a point and battles the next challenger in line. The first player to ‘smoke’ 7 other players wins the tournament. We also added a time limit of 30 minutes, when the timer ran out the player with the most points won. In total we ran 8 tournaments throughout the weekend with over 128 contestants!
Hype matches, top players from all around Europe and a great setting made the first live Lethal League tournament an event to remember! We had our boy Gijs from Mortier Media make a video to give you a taste of how the event went down. Check out the footage of Jaw Breakers Live below!
The music in the video is by Rahzan. The tracks ‘Astronomic’ and ‘Hey’ were a great fit for the vibe we had going. Check out his latest album ‘Home’, released just last month, here. If you’d like to support him, you can (in true underground fashion) give him a mail and ask to buy a copy!
Jaw Breakers Live was won by aTastyT0ast from Germany. As a high placed EU player in the previous Jaw Breakers online tournament all eyes were on him and he has proven to be a worthy champion. On top of the prize money and Lethal League goodies, he will be awarded a special ingame icon to show off with! We hope aTastyT0ast will be there next time to defend his spot and all the others (and more) to challenge him!
The top 5 results:
1) aTastyT0ast (Germany)
2) Ice Coldas (Netherlands)
3) Glioburd (France)
4) YinYin (Germany)
5) Tenasow (Denmark) and Creme Brulee (Netherlands)
To wrap this post up we also got some new merch from EightySixed! Check out this brand new Lethal League tee. Now buy this or the critical error WILL be you!
Coming to you, Live! We’ll be having the first, full on physical, Lethal League Tournament on Saturday 30th of January in the city of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
The tournament will be hosted at MoMs, the only place fresh enough to handle us street shredders. You can register at the event or use this form if you want to be sure of a spot, slots are limited! Just hanging around is cool too, you can also see it as a fan get-together. The developers will be tehere in case you ever wanted to go face to face in Lethal League (or on the dancefloor).
MoMs is an exclusive concept store designed around the gaming community. We deliver the best in barbers, tattoo artists, designers, clothing and have the sickest game wall in the country.
Lange Koestraat 39
Doors open: 10:00
Tournament start: 12:00
Tournament Registration Fee: €10
Visitors Entrance Fee: €3
Tournament slots available: 40
prize pool at max capacity: €280
1st 60% of prize pool (for example 30 entrants = €126)
2nd 30% of prize pool
3rd 10% of prize pool
All Top 5 = Lethal League goodies
1v1 Double Elimination, Best of 3, All Finals Best of 5 (Winners, Losers and Grands)
Mode: FFA or TDM
Time Limit: 5:00
Ball Tagging: On
Min Ball Speed: 8
Ball Type: Normal
Stage: Random (Gentlemen’s Agreements allowed)
Characters: You can only change your character after a loss.
Because two players can not use the keyboard at the same time, players can agree on having one of them use the keyboard or both use only controllers. We have a number of spare Xbox360 controllers to use, which will be first come, first serve. You can bring your own controller, as long as it doesn’t have too big an advantage (like a ‘turbo’ button). When in doubt, contact us.
We hope to see you there!
There is so much cool stuff created by the Lethal League community!
Unfortunately we didn’t attend PAX this year. However, it appeared Candyman was there to spread the Lethal League message! Well, atleast he took pictures with nasty Doom enemies and he drove a unicorn. Sounds like something Candyman would do.
Next up is Crafekster. He made a custom character mod for the Lethal League anniversary. Looking pretty sick, great job!
Talking about mods, Smellyhobo101 updated his Advanced Training mode to version 2.0. This advanced training mode adds some great functionality to the default training mode. Here you can practice all your angles, combo’s and corpse juggles to perfection. Check it out here.
On top of this Mr. Smellyhobo also created this multiple ball mode. Now he’s gone too far.
We want to wrap up this blogpost with two pretty faces. Say hello to our fresh interns Renhui & Thomas!
We are not at Gamescom. We have no trailers, screenshots, leaks or announcements. But we do have new Lethal League merch from EightySixed! Check it, pre-order it and be cool.
There is something else we would like to show you. Lethal League mods! There are some cool mods around created by dedicated Lethal League players who want to get more out of the game. From character re-skins and voice-packs to advanced training mods You can check out most of them on this reddit page.
The first ever official online Lethal League tournament is a fact. Jaw Breakers 2015 turned out to be a great success. Sure there were some nasty issues here and there but overall it was an incredible experience. Great players, hype matches and a twitch livestream with live commentary!
We want to congratulate Pull with the well deserved first place. He and his Sonata fought well and while the grand finals had a rough start he had a great comeback where he defeated Mecha Soul. But hey why don’t you take a look at the livestream yourself. It’s raw footage from the stream so there might be a lot to skip.
For the tournament we used a special tournament client of Lethal League, for us this was a good opportunity to test the upcoming spectator mode in Lethal League. Before we can release the spectator mode officially there is still some work and polishing to be done. This client also did have some minor tweaks and bugfixes. We will patch these fixes in later today.
Finally we want to thank all the players who turned up for the tournament and the rest of the Lethal League community, you made this possible. Who also made this possible are Ebon94 who did a lot of the organisation on behalf of Team Reptile for JB2015, Badshot and Ugraum casting the matches and helping out with setting things up. SmellyHobo, YinYin and MaffeW for support and seeding.
ARE YOU READY? You should be because this weekend it’s time for the first official online Lethal League tournament Jaw Breakers 2015. With over 170 fighters already signed up this is going the be the biggest Lethal League tournament to date. We are excited and we can’t wait to find out who will be the first Lethal League champion! If you haven’t entered yet you can still do so here and maybe you can be the proud owner of a signed Lethal League hat or even the one and only in-game championship badge. Registration is closing at 12 midnight central time.
If you’re playing online and you see the icon below next to someones name, be afraid because you’re fighting the very best in Lethal League.
So how to prepare yourself to fight against the best players in the world? You need some proper training. First join the Lethal League steam group to meet and fight the best players. You can also check out some of the extensive guides how to really play the game. Learn about all the angles, combo’s and of course master the art of parries. You should definitely check out YinYin’s angle and pattern guide and PeggleFranks advanced tactics guide.
Ever heard of Mecha Soul, Monk or Smellyhobo? These three guys are among the current best Lethal League players in the world. Last week we posted a several player profiles on the Jaw Breakers tumblr page where you can read more about the current Lethal League top players. More entries are coming soon so be sure to check them out.
As we announced last week we are working on a spectator mode for Lethal League. Although the spectator isn’t live yet we will be using a special tournament branch on Steam to stream some of the matches on our Twitch account, more details will follow this weekend. The matches will be commentated by the notorious ‘Badshot’ and ‘Ugraum’.
Go now, put on some ‘eye of the tiger’ music and train like you never trained before.
This is going to be great.