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New Monday Night Combat gameplay video

Posted by: Ben Berry at 4/8/2010 8:21 AM
 At PAX East, I spent a good bit of time at the Monday Night Combat booth. I was impressed with a lot of things, but didn't have an adequate way to provide readers with quality video of the gameplay. Thankfully, the Uber folks released a video today that highlights the various characters and the upgrades they are capable of mid-combat. There's a list of some of the fun character statistics and background pieces included in the press release that brought the video. Hit the jump for those.

One of the things I like best about this game is the intentionally campy theme that fits right in to the fun of playing the game. This is one of those titles I'll for certain be picking up downloading at launch, whenever that is. 



Assault
The Assault is the closest thing Monday Night Combat has to a “big play man”. He is the center of attention always, and the unofficial leader of the pack. He is most often seen driving the attack while dazzling the crowd with his acrobatic plays and daring


Notable DNA: 
Riddick Bowe, Princess Diana, David Beckham, Benny Hill

Likes: 
Gallery openings, Egyptian silk, VIP rooms, slapping bald men on the head

Dislikes: 
art, near white caviar served in anything other than a 24-karat gold ramkin



Gunner

The Gunner is slow and thoughtful, and very rarely gives into any sort of panic or excitement. He is protective of his teammates; often the only way to get any sort of rise out of him is for an opponent to score an especially vicious kill.


Notable DNA: 
Sumo wrestler Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Otis, a prize winning yak, 1988 Washington Redskins offensive line, Lord Byron

Likes: 
coral reefs, ukulele jams, poetry of Lord Byron

Dislikes: 
large cities, crowds, shopping for pants



Sniper

All who take the field of Monday Night Combat fear the Sniper. Even other Snipers fear them. Some even fear themselves. While he means well, the Sniper is brusque and short-tempered, especially when he feels teammates aren’t listening to him during combat.

 

Notable DNA: 
Hardcore gamer champions from MLG, WCG and WSVG.

Likes: 
Playing Monday Night Combat, practicing for Monday Night Combat, talking about Monday Night Combat, drawing up plays for Monday Night Combat

Dislikes: 
Almost everything else.

 


 

 

Support

 

 

No team can win consistently without a Support position, whose primary responsibility is to use his extensive knowledge of cyberbiology and medicine to keep his team sharp, alert and on the battlefield for longer periods of time than their opponents.

Notable DNA: 
Leonardo DaVinci, Steve Jobs, Sushruta Samhita, Dr. Kinsey

Likes: 
gondolas, Ferraris, Swiss chalets

Dislikes: 
any type of instant or fast food, sewer rats, hotel paintings

 



Assassin

 

Deadly, quiet, invisible. The Assassin has become one of the most popular combatants on MNC due to her acrobatic kills and cool cloaking ability.

Notable DNA: 
Mary Lou Retton, Michelle Yeoh, Charlotte Corday

Likes: 
independent thinkers, substance over style, being feared, the roar of the crowd, the rush of the kill

Dislikes: 
rampant consumerism, cowardice, arrogance, being “owned”


Tank

The Tank is a modern day grunt, a blue-collar warrior who is fearless in battle and who relishes his role as the point of attack. On the field of combat he is gruff, crude and doesn’t care who knows it. Off the field however he is as vulnerable and sensitive as they come. He has a great deal of insecurity regarding his size, looks and lack of social graces especially with the opposite sex.


Notable DNA: 
Ray Lewis, Jesse Ventura, Kimbo Slice

Likes: 
bar brawls, women with tattoos, compliments

Dislikes: 
pretty boys, acid reflux, being alone on romantic holidays