Publisher WayForward (also known as the beloved developer behind games like Contra 4, Duck Tales Remastered, and A Boy and His Blob) is partnering with developer 13AM Games on Dawn of the Monsters, a new co-op brawler in which you get to play as a Kaiju who stands up to other giant monsters and inadvertently trashes the fully destructible fictional city of New Toronto in the process. It is due out in the first half of 2022 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
There are four playable beasts: Megadon, Ganira, Aegis Prime, and Tempest Galahad. Each has Brutal Rage abilities, Cataclysm Attacks, and finishing moves. As you can see in the trailer above and in the screenshots below, Dawn of the Monsters has a unique comic book-like art style, and WayForward says that the kaiju designs are done by legendary Godzilla character creator Shiji Nishikawa and Godzilla comic book artist Matt Frank.
It won’t be all boss fights across Dawn of the Monsters’s 35 missions; there are over a dozen regular enemy types standing in your way as well, and you’re able to bring one friend into the battle in co-op. You can also customize your kaiju.
Expect to see and hear more about Dawn of the Monsters next year as its release window approaches.
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