Awesomenauts announced for PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade
posted on 05.18.11 at 09:28 PM EDT by (@salromano)

Ronimo Games, the developers behind the PlayStation Network and WiiWare real-time strategy game Swords & Soldiers, has announced their next downloadable for PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade. Awesomenauts, as it’s titled, is a new “Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)” game inspired by 1980s animation.

The game pits a group of mercenaries against invading forces in a fight for “territorial supremacy.” It’ll feature “Russian monkeys with jetpacks, giant robots,” and other alien creatures on a 2D battlefield. It combines classic platforming-action with modern online multiplayer — a welcome mix for fans of both the old and new gaming generation.

“We are thrilled to surprise the world with Awesomenauts at E3, and look forward to announcing further details then. If MOBA games and classic animated series were to have a baby, this would be it!”, said Ronimo Games co-founder Jasper Koning. “They don’t make ‘em like this anymore!”

No date yet, but it’ll be at E3. You can bet your Russian monkeys we’ll be checking it out. The first set of screenshots can be seen at the gallery.