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I’ve been a fan of 13AM Games for a while, but I admit I never really saw Dawn of the Monsters coming. Their first game was a party platformer, followed by a story heavy action platformer, and they even helped publish a cute puzzle game in the interim. But their third game is utterly unlike anything they’ve worked on before. Dawn of the Monsters is a kaiju couch co-op brawler with up to 4 players fighting together. It’s slated to release sometime in 2020, and the consoles have yet to be announced. But if you’re interested in that sort of game, and you should be, 13AM Games will be officially unveiling Dawn of the Monsters this Friday at G-Fest XXVI in Chicago. To find out even more details about the upcoming game, just check out the official press release below.

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13AM Games to Reveal Third Title Dawn of the Monsters at G-Fest XXVI

TORONTO, CANADA — July 09, 2019 — 13AM Games, the award-winning independent studio behind Runbow and Double Cross, is excited to announce the unveiling of their third title, Dawn of the Monsters. The official reveal will take place on July 12th, 2019 during the opening ceremonies of Chicago’s G-Fest XXVI, the world’s largest kaiju convention. Attendees of the opening ceremonies will have the chance to see an exclusive trailer featuring the first publicly-seen footage of the game. More information will follow for the general public in the coming months.

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Dawn of the Monsters is a couch co-op, brawling action game that takes up to four players on a worldwide tour of destruction. Players take on roles from an all new cast of kaiju and are tasked with defeating the “Nephilim”, a horde of monsters that are destroying the planet. Conquer four unique worlds and unlock The Maw, an endless onslaught of kaiju brawls. Featuring beautiful 2.5D graphics inspired by the works of Mike Mignola, combat inspired by classics from the action and fighting game genres, and fully destructible environments, couch co-op in Dawn of the Monsters is bigger and badder than ever before.

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G-Fest will also feature a Dawn of the Monsters panel led by Creative Director and CEO of 13AM Games, Alex Rushdy. Alex is a longtime kaiju fanatic, and will be partnering his toy company, Seismic, LLC with 13AM Games to produce soft vinyl figures of one of the game’s headlining kaiju, Megadon. Attendees of G-Fest can visit the Seismic booth to complete a kaiju-themed survey for the chance to win a figure.

The game is currently expected to release in 2020. Platforms will be announced at a later date.

About 13AM Games

13AM Games is an independent video games studio based in Toronto, Canada. In 2015, they released their first title, Runbow, to critical acclaim, followed by their sophomore title, Double Cross in 2019. In the interim, the studio published Pirate Pop Plus from developer Dadako. 13AM Games’ members come from a variety of backgrounds and skillsets, and are always pushing themselves to make something fresh and exciting for gamers everywhere.

About Seismic

Seismic is an independent toy production company focusing on kaiju and pop culture collectibles in classic soft vinyl style. Founded by two lifelong collectors, Seismic aims to bring designer toy quality to unique IP partnerships.

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Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.