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Awesomenauts To Be Free For PS Plus Users For May

I guess you could say that free is awesome.
Author: Scott Rodgers
Published: April 24, 2012
We've been talking quite a bit about Awesomenauts around these parts. Co-op games oftentimes make for the best experiences, and then when you toss in splitscreen? You had me at "hello." The game will be a MOBA, or Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, and allow two teams of three to duke it out in combat. Three people can play on a single console and have all sorts of fun hijinks.

Even better is the fact that the game will be featured as the PlayStation Plus Game of the Month for May. This means that PS+ users will be able to download the game for free.

"We're thrilled to see that Sony liked the game so much that they made it Game of the Month," says Jasper, game designer at Ronimo Games, "it's great news for everybody, because it ensures there will be a great community of players to play against right from the start."

Here is a rundown on the game's features for the uninitiated:

- 3 on 3 online platforming shooter action with bright 80's cartoon style
- 6 very unique and highly customisable characters, each with their own attacks and skills
- Online and offline play with up to three players on a single console using splitscreen
- Full drop in drop out support with bots and humans being swapped where needed
- Strong MOBA influences, classes, upgrades, creeps, turrets, bases, tactical depth, etc.
- Available on PSN ($9.99) on May 1st in North America, and worldwide May 2nd.

If you happen to be a PS+ user there's absolutely no reason you shouldn't check this title out. If you're not then $10 isn't a bad price tag either, especially if you have some buddies to play with. If you happen to have any questions and wish to speak directly to Romino, be sure to head over to the PS Blog post. Robin Meijer is currently fielding questions in the comments section and it provides an excellent opportunity for fans/would be consumers to talk directly to the folks in charge.