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Dawn of the Monsters, the kaiju beat’em-up from 13AM Games and WayForward, is now officially available on Switch! Are you a bad enough dude to tackle 30+ levels and punch every monster you see in the face? If so, then Dawn of the Monsters is certainly for you!
If you’d rather go for a physical copy, you’re in luck. Limited Run Games is offering a standard and collector’s edition through April 3rd, 2022. The collector’s edition includes a physical game box (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. You can check out both versions here.
If you’d like to learn more about Dawn of the Monsters before purchasing, you’ve got two options. You can read the press release below for full details, or you can click here to read our full Dawn of the Monsters review!
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).