Meet Clunk, he's an awesomenaut

by: Nathaniel -
MOBA goes 2D in a big way later this year.  In preparation, dtp and Ronimo Games have been slowly introducing the world to the lineup of playable characters in Awesomnauts.  Today, the focus is on Clunk.  At one time, Clunk was destined to blow himself up in a desperate attempt to destroy a local supervillain, however when he died of natural causes Clunk was left directionless.  He tried his hand at house cleaning but found that simply doing the dishes could not contain his murderous urges, so Clunk joined the Awesomenauts.  Now he spends his time doing what he was made to do.  

Clunk's Abilities include Jet Boost, Self-Destruct, Bite, and Missile; his items include Medical Pump, Blueprints Container, and the Juggernaut "Fat Pete" (a larger missile).  Check out his introduction video and a special video of Clunk-specific gameplay.  To learn more about Clunk or Awesomenauts visit awesomenauts.com or follow the jump. 



dtp and Ronimo Games unveil Clunk, the latest Awesomenaut!

dtp and Ronimo Games are excited to unveil the fourth episode in the Awesomenauts Showcase series, featuring Clunk, the rocket-launching robot.

Originally created as part of a robot army destined to combat an immensenly powerful super villain, Clunk was always meant to unleash his full rage in the line of duty. Unfortunately, when the super villain suddenly died of a bacterial infection, Clunk found himself without a job. Trying to make a living in a harsh economy, Clunk was refitted to do standard house-keeping work. Finding himself at odds between his true identity as a robotic killing machine and his new line of work, Clunk repeatedly blew his aggression inhibitors while doing the dishes, or cleaning bathrooms.

Realizing that a career as a housekeeper was not meant for him, Clunk joined the Awesomenauts. Now he roams the galaxy doing the only thing that comes natural to him: breaking things. Finding true serenity within the chaos of battle and comfort in the destruction of opposing armies, Clunk has finally gotten in touch with his true self.

Clunk's Abilities:

Jet Boost
Similar to white male humans, giant combat robots can't jump. To compensate, Clunk was outfitted with a powerful jet engine that lets him fly for short distances.

Self-Destruct
Clunk was designed to be a suicide attacker, later fitted with armor powerful enough to survive his own explosion. Clunk now happily takes a bit of damage to blow away his enemies.

Bite
Being a giant robot requires a lot of energy. Luckily, Clunk has a powerful set of metal jaws that allow him to take a bite out of almost everything. His iron stomach takes whatever comes in, and quickly converts it to raw health.

Missile
Slow-loading but very powerful: Clunks' missiles are very useful to get rid of obstructions when he just wants to blow up in someone's face.

Items:

Medical Pump
Add health to your maximum health for each successful bite. This health is removed upon death.
Clean up with surgical precision.

Blueprints Container
Reduces time you have to wait upon death.
Where does this part go?

The Juggernaut “Fat Pete”
Adds a giant missile to your launch string. Hold button to use.
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Gameplay Features:

- For the first time in galactic history, Awesomenauts will bring the popular MOBA genre to the 2D plane with rich, detailed environments.
- Adrenaline-pumping action with up to 3 players staining your couch, or 6 players online.
- A roster of unique playable mercenaries, each featuring their own set of skills and upgrades.
- Advanced matchmaking options, which allow you to queue up for online matches without forcing you to wait in a matchmaking lobby.
- Unlock over 100 unique items to beef up your abilities and customize your personal playing style for each match.
- Face-melting battles across multiple exotic planets and alien spaceships.
Awesomenauts is inspired by classic, Saturday-morning cartoons from the 80's, and features a soundtrack that is sure to stick in your head for days.
Awesomenauts will be available later this year in the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace. Check out Clunk and his fellow Awesomenauts in action at www.awesomenauts.com/, or become a fan of the game at Facebook.com/Awesomenauts.


About Awesomenauts:
The year is 3587, conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. At the centre is a team of elite mercenaries fighting for the spoils of war: The Awesomenauts. Combining the gameplay of classic 2D-platformering titles with that of modern, fast-paced MOBA-games, Awesomenauts allows up to six players to battle against one-another across multiple alien worlds. Featuring a playable roster of unique heroes, Awesomenauts brings ferocious team play and angry, lightsaber-wielding aliens together.

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