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    DAWN OF THE MONSTERS: ARCADE + Character DLC Pack Now Available

    Photo courtesy of WayForward. © 2023 13AM Games. All rights reserved. Published by WayForward Technologies Inc.

    The fight rages on with a new playable character, new Arcade Mode, Japanese VO, and a lot more!
    Source: 13AM Games press release

    The most titanic beat-'em-up in video games is getting even bigger! Independent game studio WayForward and developer 13AM Games are excited to announce that a new free update plus new premium downloadable content are now available for the critically acclaimed kaiju brawler, DAWN OF THE MONSTERS. Adding new playable character Meteor Temujin, new Arcade Mode, extra character skins, Japanese voiceovers, and more, the new DAWN OF THE MONSTERS expansions are available on PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox, and PC, and will be released soon on Nintendo Switch. A trailer showcasing the new features can be seen at

    The premium DAWN OF THE MONSTERS: ARCADE + Character DLC Pack contains a wealth of monstrous content. Arcade Mode allows players to battle the Nephilim hordes in a whole new way with remixed stages, revamped scoring, standard or Nightmare difficulties, and new ending illustrations. Arcade Mode also features a new power-up system with two options: Classic (which lets you choose from a predetermined set of power-ups) or Rogue (in which the power-ups are randomized).

    Meteor Temujin. Photo courtesy of WayForward. © 2023 13AM Games. All rights reserved. Published by WayForward Technologies Inc.

    Additionally, the DLC pack adds fan-vote winner Meteor Temujin as a new playable character — joining fire-breathing Megadon, colossal crustacean Ganira, giant superhero Aegis Prime, and massive mecha Tempest Galahad — for a total of five controllable warriors. Usable in any mode, Meteor Temujin is a combiner-style mecha piloted by four college students and capable of wielding three devastating weapons — sword, axe, and hammer — that players can swap between for enhanced attack and special-move capabilities. The expansion also includes 50 new character skins, extra gallery entries, three new archive files, and new Challenges and achievements. The Arcade + Character DLC Pack is priced at $6.99 (full game required for use), or players can buy the base game bundled with the DLC Pack for $34.99 (or less during a launch-window discount on select platforms).

    Alongside the paid DLC pack, a free title update adds significant new features and replayability for all existing DAWN OF THE MONSTERS owners. New Story+ mode lets players re-experience the story with all Augments intact, while New Game+, New Game ++, and New Game+++ modes retain augments and add greater difficulty and new enemy variants. Further rounding out the package are new optional Japanese voiceovers — featuring talents such as Daiki Hamano (GRIDMAN UNIVERSE, MOB PSYCHO 100), Koji Takeda (THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD), and Kana Ueda (FATE/STAY NIGHT) — that help provide an even more authentic kaiju-movie feel, a Trial mode that offers 10 unique tests of skill, and new Challenges that allow players to prove their monster mastery.

    Winner of Best Beat-’Em-Up of 2022 (as well as Best New IP and Best Enemies) by Brawler’s Alley magazine, and nominated for Excellence in Art Direction at BitSummit 2022, DAWN OF THE MONSTERS was lauded upon its release in March 2022 for its nuanced combat system, in-depth story, all-star voice cast, diverse creature roster, and genuine kaiju presentation. The game is available digitally on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, and PC, rated E10+ and regularly priced at $29.99, but currently 50% off on select platforms to celebrate the launch of the new content.

    For the latest DAWN OF THE MONSTERS news, as well as information on other titles, please visit and, and follow @wayforward and @13amgames on social media.



    Name: DAWN OF THE MONSTERS: ARCADE + Character DLC Pack
    Publisher: WayForward
    Developer: 13AM Games
    Release Date: August 24, 2023 (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC), August 28, 2023 (Switch EU), TBD (Switch NA)
    Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC via Steam
    Players: 1 or 2
    Price: $6.99 (full game required for use), $34.99 (base game + DLC bundle)

    DAWN OF THE MONSTERS Arcade Mode pixel logo. Photo courtesy of WayForward. © 2023 13AM Games. All rights reserved. Published by WayForward Technologies Inc.

    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 and following them on Twitter and Discord.



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