The multiplayer online battle arena, a sub-genre of the RTS, has definitely been on the rise of late. It seems like more and more of this type of game are being released or are in development and the sub-genre is even starting to see some real experimentation come out of it. Take Awesomenauts for example. This game, first released on PSN and XBLA some months back and now also available via Steam, takes the classic MOBA formula and applies it to a (gorgeous) 2D world. What sounds like a small change in theory actually has a major impact on the way a MOBA is played without ever actually losing that essential flavor that makes the sub-genre what it is. It is a neat bit of gameplay development to be sure and its no surprise the game has become something of a hit. And now its seems Awesomenauts will be expanding just that little bit more with the announcement of a new playable character.
Named Gnaw, this little stomach on legs has been confirmed to be incoming as a piece of free DLC for the PC version of Awesomenauts and set to be released soon. Developer Ronimo Games has not yet commented on if and/or when Gnaw will arrive for PSN and XBLA at this time. Check out Gnaw’s debut trailer, along with an official press release announcing the character and more, below.
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Source(s): Ronimo Games.