Hood: Outlaws and Legends character overview trailer series continues, and this time it is the Brawler who is the subject of interest. As you may imagine from the name alone the Brawler is all about brute strength. A bit different to the previous announced characters the Ranger and the Hunter. You can watch the Brawler’s overview below.
The Brawler is armed with a sledgehammer and it can instant kill some of the weaker enemies that patrol the world of Hood: Outlaws & Legends. The Brawler can be used as an offence or defence character due to his skills. The sledgehammer can be swung in a wide arc hitting a number of enemies in one go, and he can also sprint at enemies to knock them down. Additionally, the Brawler can life portcullis barricades allowing for paths to be opened for allies as a way to infiltrate or escape. The Brawler is also armed with grenades that can take out groups of enemies, and his special ability is called Wrath. With Wrath he gains infinite stamina and longer durability.
In Hood: Outlaws and Legends two teams of four, both outlaw gangs, compete against each other to find and steal treasures. Both teams also have to contend with the AI soldiers that are guarding the treasures. There are different approaches from going in face on or using stealth techniques to avoid detection and triggering the alarms. Hood: Outlaws and Legends will make use of the DualSense controllers improve haptic feedback, and given the setting, plenty of emphasis will be put on how drawing back on a bow and arrow will feel compared to a DualShock 4. However, the developers have said, “we’ll have more details to share later on how the game will be optimised for each platform,” and that will include plenty of optimisations for Xbox Series X.
Pre-ordering the game will get you early access starting May 7th, three days before the official release on May 10th. You will also get Forest Lords cosmetic pack for free which includes a skin for each character and weapon in the game. There’s also a Year 1 Edition available with gives you the base game, the first season which is free to all players, plus the three Battle Passes due to be released post-launch. The game will launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.