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Recent Articles: Awesomenauts
Telltale’s Walking Dead Season 2 saga continues this week as the second episode, “A House Divided,” is now available to download for the PS3 through the PlayStation Store. It is joined by several other highly anticipated PS3 titles including South Park: The Stick of Truth, Obsidian’s South Park RPG; NASCAR 14, Deep Silver’s first attempt at stock car racing; and Master Reboot, a sci-fi horror title from Wales Interactive.
Over on the PS4 side of the store, two games that were previously released for the PS3 are now available in expanded editions for Sony’s next generation console. Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition brings its twin-stick shooting to the PS4 where it’s joined by Ronimo’s console-centric MOBA, Awesomenauts Assemble.
Two other games round out this week’s PlayStation Store update: the PS2 Classic Growlanser: Heritage of War and Hatsune Miku Project Diva F, a rhythm game for the Vita.
Awesomenauts is a colorful and competitive arena game with some light platforming that feels like you’re in an 80s cartoon. Set in the year 3587, it’s got aliens, humans, and, of course, lots of robots. You play as the Awesomenauts, who are touted as the most powerful mercenaries in the whole universe. It’s a ragtag group, but when the goal is galactic conquest, you need the best of the best. While this game isn’t necessarily the best of the best, playing as the Awesomenauts can be a whole lot of fun. (more…)
Microsoft’s Arcade Next promotion continues with the release of Fable Heroes.
Priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10), the cartoony action RPG seems like a natural extension of the series and players who collect a massive amount of loot in the game will be able to use it to purchase upgrades in Fable: The Journey, this Fall’s next Fable spinoff:
Fable Heroes is a fresh spin on the beloved Fable franchise in which up to four players play both cooperatively and competitively in this hack-and-slash adventure. Work together as heroes of Albion to defeat familiar foes and new enemies while collecting as many gold coins as possible to unlock upgrades, characters, and items in both this game and Fable: The Journey for Xbox 360.
Also available today is Romino’s Awesomenauts, an online arena fighter that can be downloaded for 800 Microsoft Points ($10):
It’s the year 3587; conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic conquest they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts! Play as one of several Awesomenauts and storm the online arenas alone or with friends. Each Awesomenaut can be upgraded with their own unique items to suit different strategies.
Sony has updated the PlayStation Store with another batch of big releases today including the Vita version of Mortal Kombat.
Mortal Kombat is the only game newly released for Sony’s handheld this week, but it’s not the only brawler. PSN players will be able to download Romino’s Awesomenauts if they’re looking for another 2D fighting fix. Also available this week for the PSN is an adventure game, Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time.
A pair of full-sized PS3 games, a pair of PS2 Classics, and a single PSone Classic have also been added to the PlayStation Store this week.
They say opposites attract, and that’s definitely the case with the two PS3 titles, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Disney Universe. For old school RPG fans, The Legend of Dragoon is a game that’s gone, but has never been forgotten. It’s your PSone Classic this week. And finally, the original Max Payne and Rayman 2: Revolution make the PS2 Classics corner the place to be this week.
DTP Entertainment mostly specializes in publishing PC games for the European market. But the company is also publishing Awesomenauts in North America, which is due to be released on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this week. However, that plan may be in jeopardy now that DTP has filed for insolvency.
“Insolvency” is a legal term that means DTP doesn’t have enough money to cover their debts. Awesomenauts developer Romino Games is unsure how, if at all, this will affect the release of the game.
With Awesomenauts literally days from release, it’ll make its way to the PSN and XBLA eventually. Let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later.