Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is the title of the moment: its popularity on PC and PlayStation 4 is skyrocketing and it seems that the new party game battle royale (there is no better way to describe it) of Mediatonic is about to invade other platforms as well. While Xbox One and Nintendo Switch users are still waiting for news about a port for their platforms – which is sure to come, it remains to be seen when – it seems that something is already moving on the mobile side.
According to what emerged from a post by the analyst Daniel Ahmad of Niko Partners, the Chinese company Bilibili has obtained the rights to publish a mobile version of Fall Guys, intended exclusively for the Chinese market. It therefore seems to witness the same process that PUBG also followed during its transition to the mobile world, given that the first landing on Android and iOS of the famous battle royale took place in China.
Chinese games and entertainment company Bilibili has secured the rights to publish a mobile version of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout in China.
The game released for PC and PS4 on August 4, 2020 and has become a viral hit. # FallGuys https://t.co/BjElzemUGr pic.twitter.com/EBgYq3pck5
– Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) August 22, 2020
This means that Fall Guys could also arrive first in China with a conversion carried out by a team outside Mediatonic, and then arrive in the West a short distance away. On the other hand, the game formula and the speed of the matches lend themselves perfectly to use on smartphones. But if you have come this far wondering "yes ok, all very nice, but what is Fall Guys?"we have the answer for you:
As said at the beginning, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a battle royale party game. The game was developed by Mediatonic and, after 10 rejections by as many publishers, financed and published by Devolver Digital. Available from August 4 on PC (Steam) – where it has already sold over 2 million copies – and on PlayStation 4 (it's included among the games offered with the August Plus), the game is inspired by the famous Japanese TV show Takeshi's Castle (the less young will be able to remember Games Without Borders) and sees clumsy jelly beans competing in various tests of a fictional program. Only one will be able to remain standing until the end and will have to do so by juggling slippery walls, moving obstacles, revolving doors and much more, all in a playful and colorful environment.
The game includes 24 mini-games divided into 4 categories, 9 of the Race type (a race from point A to point B, with many obstacles in the middle), 5 of the Survival type (you have to stay on the game platform until the time runs out), 7 of the Team type (3 teams face off and the one with the least points at the end of the time is eliminated) and 3 of the Final type (the final battle; the last person standing wins). The player's goal is to qualify each round to enter the next one, in order to reach the final challenge and get the winner's crown.
All games start with a Race challenge (randomly drawn from the 7 available), the purpose of which is to skim a good part of the 60 participants who are selected during the lobby phase. The rounds following the first will also be chosen at random among the various categories, until the number of participants is reduced to the point of being able to start the final challenge. Below you will find the official launch trailer that will help you get a more complete idea of the game, which is offered on both platforms at 19.99 euros.