“The year is 3587, conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. At the center is a team of elite mercenaries fighting for the spoils of war: The Awesomenauts.”
Awesomenauts takes classic MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) gameplay and tosses it into the juicer along with 80s cartoon inspired 2D graphics and an extra large dose of personality; the resulting smoothie looks rather appetizing. As it’s a fairly recent genre, Awesomenauts will be the first 2D MOBA (games like Defense of the Ancients, Heroes of Newerth etc.) game and it looks to be remaining remarkablly faithful to the genre’s key components.
No details have been released as far as a final roster count, but we’re guessing… high. Ronimo, developers of Swords & Soldiers, hope to spread info-jelly on characters and other gameplay evenly until the game’s release later this year. Stay tuned for our impressions from the E3 show floor, however until then we’ve got some awesome screenshots for you after the jump. If you missed it, you can find the debut trailer here.
Remember all those great cartoons you watched as a kid in the 80’s (or 90’s to a certain extent)? Ronimo Games certainly do and they’ve produced a theme song for their upcoming XBLA game Awesomenauts that could be taken straight from one of those cartoons.
Awesomenauts is a multiplayer online battle arena game, we’re still not entirely sure what that means. We know it’ll involve lots of shooting, nostalgia and online multiplayer. Thankfully we have some new details thanks to the guys over at Gamergeddon. Check them out after the jump.
Awesomenauts is game to that grabs your attention. Any company brave enough to put the word awesome in the title of their game deserves a following in our opinion. The game comes from Romino Games, the company behind the side-scrolling RTS Swords & Soldiers. We don’t know much about it yet, just that it’s an multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, which we assume means something akin to Super Smash Bros Brawl. Our reporters will have more information at E3, but for now we’ve got just enough to whet your appetite. Hit the jump for two additional screenshots and the full press release.
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