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Yuri is a Soviet-era monkey with a jetpack and a laser

by: Nathaniel -
More On: Awesomenauts
We have another pair of  Awesomenauts videos.  This time, they star Yuri the monkey - apparently a remnant of the old Soviet space program.  One day he disappeared, caught in some kind of warpfield anomaly (Hey, just like John Crichton - Holy ****, did he just make a Farscape reference?) that transported him hundreds of years into the future, and super-powered his mind.  Now he has a talking jetpack (he modified his damaged rocket) and a laser, and he's coming to burn your face off.  Enjoy his videos and a veritable shmorgishborg of screen shots.  Awesomenauts hits XBLA and the PSN in February.  To learn more, follow the jump.

In Soviet Russia, Jetpack Flies Monkey: dtp entertainment and Ronimo Games reveal the latest Awesomenaut
Hamburg, 12/06/2011 – Today, dtp entertainment and Ronimo Games reveal the latest Awesomenauts Character: Yuri, the crazy and sadistic space monkey. Once part of the soviet space program, Yuri was a monkey, experimentally shot into space during the 1960's cold war spacerace. Mysteriously, monitoring soviet scientists suddenly lost track of monkey Yuri's spacecraft.
Puzzled by its sudden disappearance, Soviet space-command wondered what had become of their beloved test-pet Yuri. Little did they know that Yuri's spacecraft had entered a warpfield anomaly and was transported hundreds of years into the future!
Also, the warpfields radiation boosted Yuri's mind to superintelligent levels. The new, more intelligent, mad and slightly sadistic Yuri quickly grasped the situation and modified his broken rocket into an equally mad timetraveling supercomputer jetpack.
With the jetpack translating everything Yuri says and does, enemies are never quite sure who is in control, the mad scientist monkey, or the computer it created?
More info on Yuri and his abilities can be found on the official Awesomenauts Homepage: www.awesomenauts.com
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-platforming 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 six unique heroes, Awesomenauts brings ferocious team play and angry, lightsaber-wielding aliens together.
Awesomenauts will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network in February 2012.
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 six 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!
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About dtp entertainment
dtp entertainment AG ist is one of Germany’s largest independent games publishers and has been in the industry since 1995. The company employs more than 150 people with headquarters in Hamburg/Germany and offices in Hannover and Singapore. dtp entertainment develops games for all entertainment platforms and publishes these internationally. In addition, the company is a well-established distributor for software, DVDs and Blu-rays in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.