Jenny “XJ-9” Wakeman, Hugh Neutron and Rocko Rama have all been announced for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, the platform brawler featuring Nickelodeon mascots and characters.
Jenny will be the first character to be released later today. Hugh and Rocko will be releasing in summer and fall respectively. The released trailer only gave us a glimpse of Genny’s moveset, aside from a brief scene of Hugh riding a motorcycle.
Based on what is shown in the trailer, Jenny is armed with attacks that cover a large area thanks to her ability to transform her limbs into hammers and circular saws.
Jenny is also shown to have access to a few projectiles. One of her projectiles causes her to turn one of her hands into a rocket. Similar to Pit’s arrows (in Super Smash Bros.), this rocket hand can be controlled to move up or down during its journey.
While airborne, Jenny also uses laser sight to attack from afar. It’s very fast and covers about a third of the Jellyfish Fields stage before going a little further beyond that. Functionally, it appears to work very similarly to Superman’s airborne laser vision from the Injustice series.
Not much is known about Hugh and Brock’s gameplay, but Hugh’s profile shows him holding two wooden ducks in both hands. Given Hugh’s comical fascination with ducks in the animated film The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, it’s likely these wooden ducks will play some sort of role in his moveset.
While it may seem odd that Hugh Neutron would appear before his son Jimmy, the main character of the Jimmy Neutron cartoon, we’ve had a few instances of other characters from certain IPs appearing before their respective main characters.
Remarkably, all three characters were extremely popular in fan polls. In fact, according to these polls, Jenny is usually the most requested character.
Hugh is similar to Nigel Thornberry in that both characters have become extremely popular due to internet memes. Somehow, it seems, Hugh has become an expert and ruthless duelist, using cards from Yu-Gi-Oh! dueling monster.
“Looks like you’re going to the shadow realm, Jimbo,” Hugh is often heard to say when he makes the decisive move against his son Jimmy Neutron.
All three characters will be released with unique sets and costumes. The official Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Twitter account posted images showing Jenny’s alternate costume in preparation for her release this Monday.
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