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The first cosmic thunder of the Starstorm's galactic fury is
upon us! On 12-12 the foundation will be laid for an epic expansion
of the multiplayer action game Awesomenauts!
This initial release will be an early access package for the
Starstorm DLC, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter last
September. The early access pack is all about the first of five
upcoming characters: Ted McPain. McPain was one of the great heroes
of the first AI Wars, a long long time ago. After his eventual
heroic demise, he lived on as he became the star of various video
games: Ted McPain I through XVII, Ted McPain: Zombie Blast, Ted
McPain vs. Evil Ted McPain and Ted McPain Unicorn Dance Karting.
Now the mysterious technomancer Voltar managed to re-materialize
Ted, even though Ted's pants appear to be lost forever in the mists
Ted couldn't care less about his drafty nethers, as long as he
has his trusty transformable hand-cannon with him! Able to switch
between a rapid firing machine-gun and powerful shotgun, Ted can
adapt to all kinds of alien-blasting scenarios.
Together with Ted, this early access to the DLC will also
include the first batch of custom game settings. These allow
players to shake up the gameplay or even play an entirely different
This early access package is only the tip of the iceberg for all
the content that will be in the Starstorm expansion. Four more
characters are on the way, a completely new map, a lot more
customisation options, a custom game browser and most importantly,
replays and spectator mode!
To celebrate this weeks' launch, a calendar on the Awesomenauts
facebook has been created.
It will count down to launch and show daily tidbits about Ted and
Starstorm is the first official expansion for Ronimo's 2012
arena game Awesomenauts. Its production was successfully
crowdfunded on Kickstarter.com in September 2013. The resulting DLC
will see a multistage release to make sure players will get their
hands on individual elements as soon as possible. The expansion is
expected to be complete by the end of 2014, and will contain 5 new
characters, 1 new map, a full featured spectator mode, a replay
system, a match customisation suite and a custom games browser.
Awesomenauts is a online arena game that has two teams of 3
players facing off in battle. The game plays as a classic 2D
platformer, but contains all the modern trappings of the genre.
Such as a diverse cast of classes, an extensive upgrade system and
powerful turrets and creeps. Awesomenauts is avaiable on Xbox 360,
PlayStation 3 and PC. It's also coming to PlayStation 4 soon.
About Ronimo Games
Ronimo Games was founded in 2007 by 7 enthusiastic game
developers. Utilizing our in-house developed RoniTech engine,
Ronimo Games is focused on creating innovative, high quality games
that appeal to a wide audience. The studio released their first
commercial game, Swords & Soldiers, in May 2009 worldwide on
WiiWare and later on Playstation Network, PC, Mac and iOS. In 2012,
Ronimo Games released the Sidescrolling Battle Arena Game
Awesomenauts. The studio is now 14 strong and very motivated to
deliver awesome game experiences!