Dawn of the Monsters Roars onto Consoles and PC

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Co-op kaiju beat-’em-up available now on all major platforms

Valencia, Calif. – March 15, 2022 – The cataclysmic clash of kaiju has begun! Independent game studio WayForward, in collaboration with developer 13AM Games, is thrilled to announce that the giant-monster beat-’em-up, Dawn of the Monsters, is now available on consoles and PC. Featuring four distinct, awe-inspiring playable titans, 35 missions of kaiju-crushing combat, a gripping storyline, and two-player local co-op action, Dawn of the Monsters can now be purchased digitally on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, in addition to the Stadia version which launched earlier this month. The game is priced at $29.99 (USD) and rated T by the ESRB.

Set in a near-future world where gigantic beasts known as Nephilim have invaded Earth, Dawn of the Monsters is a manga-inspired, side-scrolling action game that enlists players as members of DAWN (Defense Alliance Worldwide Network) and allows them to take control of four distinct colossal combatants: Megadon, the living volcano; Ganira, the colossal crustacean; Aegis Prime, a superhuman warrior; and Tempest Galahad, a massive mecha.

From their orbital space station, the warriors of DAWN deploy to Nephilim nests around the planet, battling the otherworldly creatures with an arsenal of moves and combos, including powerful Rage abilities (some of which inflict status ailments on foes), devastating Cataclysm Attacks, and savage Execution finishers. Abandoned vehicles and empty skyscrapers become weapons in destructible cityscapes, and DNA Augments earned after each mission let players customize their stats and unlock new perks.

The earth-shattering action is enhanced with an all-star roster of voice talent — including voiceovers by AmaLee (Attack on Titan), Cristina Valenzuela (Shantae and the Seven Sirens, RWBY), Xander Mobus (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate), and Patrick Seitz (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) — and art/design contributions from a who’s who of kaiju notables, such as renowned Godzilla character creator Shinji Nishikawa, acclaimed Godzilla comic book artist Matt Frank, and lauded illustrator EJ Su (Transformers, Rise of Ultraman).

Alongside the digital release of the game, physical versions of Dawn of the Monsters for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 are available at LimitedRunGames.com through April 3, 2022, both in a standard edition and a collector’s edition, which includes the physical game (plus a bonus digital game code), a soundtrack CD, trading cards, chibi figurines of all four playable characters, a battle backdrop, DAWN ID badges, a commemorative coin, a double-sided poster, and a VHS-style collector’s box adorned with artwork by kaiju legend Yuji Kaida. For the latest Dawn of the Monsters news, as well as information on other titles, please visit www.wayforward.com and www.13amgames.com, and follow @wayforward and @13amgames on social media.

Key Features

  • Four unique, monstrous playable characters: Megadon, Ganira, Aegis Prime, and Tempest Galahad!
  • Earth-shattering monster-against-monster one- or two-player co-op beat-’em-up action
  • Fully destructible cities based on real-world locations
  • Brutal Rage abilities, devastating Cataclysm Attacks, and merciless finishing moves
  • Fierce bosses and dozens of different enemy types
  • Customize your monsters with DNA Augments!

About WayForward

Based in Valencia, California, WayForward was founded in 1990 and has remained an independent game developer for more than 30 years. It is home to many talented individuals including programmers, environment artists, animators, modelers, illustrators, audio wizards, designers, and team leaders. With new avenues for distributing games directly to fans, they are finally able to make the games they have always wanted to.

About 13AM Games

13AM Games is an independent game studio based out of Toronto that crafts bold, stylish 2D games that challenge convention in order to surprise and delight. They started in 2014 and released their first game, Runbow, in 2015. Stay up to date by visiting www.13amgames.com and following them on Twitter and Discord

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