It is the pick of the week for Platform Nation but what’s it all about I hear you ask, well wonder no more as we have gathered together a plethora of videos and screenshots to bring you up to speed in time for the release this Wednesday.
After watching, why not leave a comment below as here at Platform Nation we’d love to hear if you are planning to pick this up, or will you buy it just to complete the set of the Summer of Arcade releases in order to get your 1200 Microsoft point rebate.
Full list of game features:
Blitz is single player, two player split-screen, or multiplayer cooperative game mode supporting up to four players over Xbox LIVE. The pros defend the Moneyball against hordes of robots trying to destroy it. Monday Night Combat features five different challenges that will test you and your friends at different levels of difficulty. There is a single Blitz arena that configures differently depending on the type of challenge and number of players.
Crossfire is Monday Night Combat’s six versus six competitive mode over Xbox LIVE. Both teams try to protect their Moneyball while trying to destroy the opposing team’s Moneyball. Both teams have streams of robots that march mindlessly towards the enemy Moneyball and will jump on it and bring it down for players to destroy once they are escorted there. There are four Crossfire arenas.
Six Upgradeable Character Classes
Each class has two weapons. Each weapon has a primary fire and a secondary fire. Every secondary weapon’s alternate fire is an attempt at grappling an enemy Pro. Alternate fire on the primary weapons is unique per weapon. Each class also has four unique skills. Three active skills and one passive skill. The active skills can be used once they recover from the last use. The passive skill increases some attribute of the Pro. Each skill can be upgraded twice during a single match.
Every game of Monday Night Combat earns the player money that goes towards their Lifetime Earnings. Lifetime Earnings can be spent on unlocking custom classes and buying earned ProTags. How much Lifetime Earnings you have also determines what level you are. Monday Night Combat also keeps copious career stats and single game highlights.
ProTags are over 370 unique images that you can assign to your online persona. There is a ProTag associated with each highlight and career milestone you can earn. It’s a great way to show off to everyone what you have done.
Monday Night Combat features 30 endorsements that can be applied to players. Endorsements are in-game products that increase the effectiveness of certain attributes of players. There are three levels of endorsements, Gold, Silver and Bronze affecting ten different categories of attributes. Gold endorsements increase the attributes the most, then Silver and Bronze endorsements have the lowest effect. Players can not have more than one endorsement of each level and each category of attributes.
Monday Night Combat features a robust match making system that will match players with similar skill level. Players have the ability to bypass matchmaking and have private matches for both Blitz and Crossfire where only friends can be invited to or join in progress.
Join in Progress and Host Migration
Players can join both Blitz or Crossfire matches in progress and if a host leaves a match, MNC will try to find a new host to continue the game.
There are six possible custom classes that are unlocked by purchasing the slot with Lifetime Earnings. When the slot is open you can choose which position, gold endorsement, silver endorsement and bronze endorsement for the custom class.
The Monday Night Combat mascot will show up periodically through both Blitz and Crossfire. Shoot him for money as he throws out prizes! These prizes include money, speed and Juice bonuses, and at times bacon. Bacon makes everything better, just like in real life.
There are two categories of robots and eight total robots. Breach Bots follow a set path from their spawner to the enemy Moneyball. When they get there, they jump on the Moneyball and breaching the shields, making it vulnerable. Eliminator Bots pick an enemy Pro and go after that Pro until they die and then move on. If there are no Pros, they attack enemy turrets and then the Moneyball. Robots can be spawned by players at their own spawners for a cost. The type of robots spawned depends on what class spawns them.
Every arena has a set of turret nubs in your end. Players can build one of four turrets on those nubs to defend the area for a cost. Different turrets cost different amounts and have different pros and cons. Once the turret is built it can be upgraded twice for additional costs. There are four different types of turrets. They are:
Lazer Blazer: Low cost, low damage, low armor
RockIt: High cost, high damage, high armor
ShaveIce: Moderate cost, slowing aura, high armor
Long Shot: Moderate cost, long range, high damage, low armor
Monday Night Combat’s Blitz mode allow players to defend their Money Ball against armies of robots by themselves, two player splitscreen, or four player co-op over Xbox Live. During various Blitz challenges, players can spend money earned by destroying bots to build defensive turrets around the Moneyball, upgrade one of six unique character classes, or set off robot crushing environment hazards. The Challenges vary from a ten round Exhibition Blitz to endless robot waves of ever increasing difficulty in Sudden Death Blitz. Money earned from each Challenge goes into a persistent Lifetime Earnings that allows players to unlock over 350 ProTags, create custom classes, and get ranked on Leaderboards
The Monday Night Combat Sniper isn’t your run-of-the-mill sniper. You won’t go lying in a puddle getting your ghillie suit wet and muddy. You’ll be ducking behind unbreakable glass barriers, avoiding assassins and looking for crowd approval. You need to stay alive and be effective because you’re the sniper and what will the rest of the team do without you?
Scared of speed, stealth and cunning? Hand to hand combat not dumping your dump truck? Afraid of light bending around your enemies? Hate the confusion of wondering where your prey went? Not appreciative of blades? Like words? Then Assassin is what you need to watch out for! The Monday Night Combat Assassin is the scalpel in a world of chainsaws. She is the answer to those annoying questions. She is the reason Pros wake up in a cold sweat. She’s a ghost, an enigma, the whisper of something sinister coming and she’s a chick. This season the Assassin is why you need to watch your back.
You want to avoid being another notch on the Assassin’s hilt, right? Remember these things:
1. Her blades are deadly, keep her distance. If she’s shooting shurikens at you, keep your distance, watch wall bounces and hope for the best.
2. You can’t out run her. So kill her fast!
3. Be observant, watch for the warble and listen for the hum of her cloak. If all else fails, get a tank and light her up!
4. If she smoke bombs you, look to the skies. Better yet, take her down before she has a chance to smoke bomb you then laugh hysterically.
Most of all remember that chicks with swords are deadly. Chicks with swords who eat bacon are just plain scary.
A complete 14 minute Crossfire match with developer commentary featuring the Tank. The devs discuss and demonstrate what makes Monday Night Combat a unique strategic 3rd person shooter.
Part 2 of our Developer Walkthrough series. This time we show off the Support class in a join in progress Crossfire match in the LaseRazor Arena. Support class is a healer and an tech combined together with a Heal/Hurt Gun for a primary weapon and a deadly close range shotgun for a secondary. His four upgradable skills include Hack, Firebase, Air Strike and a passive Support skill.
Hack allows Support to enhance any built turrets as well as turn an enemy turret into a friendly at higher levels. Firebase is a transforming throwable turret that can be placed anywhere. It will heal Support and teammates when upgraded. Air Strikes can be called with a throwable sticky beacon that can be attached to arena surfaces as well as other characters. Support’s passive skill upgrades his armor as well as enhance robots around him in a given range. We also show how Juicing can be used to get through enemy defenses.
Monday Night Combat will be out on Xbox Live Arcade on Wednesday August 11th for 1200 points.