Awesomenauts Character Spotlight: Yuri

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
dtp entertainment and Ronimo Games have revealed the latest character spotlight for their upcoming XBLA title, Awesomenauts. Today's character, Yuri, is described as a "crazy and sadistic space monkey". See, back during the 1960's Space Race between the United States and the Soviets, Yuri, as a member of the Soviet Space Program, was shot into space. Yuri's spacecraft mysteriously vanished, and he was thought to be lost to time.

Turns out he wasn't so much lost to time as in it, as Yuri had accidentally entered a warpfield anomaly that transported him hundreds of years into the future. As luck would have it, the warpfield's radiation caused Yuri's mind to reach superintelligent status. The newly enlightened, mad and just slightly insane, Yuri then modified his broken rocket into a "time-traveling supercomputer jetpack" that helpfully translates everything he says and does.

So, now that you know a little bit about Yuri, take a few minutes to watch the character.

So far, we've seen character spotlights from Froggy G, Sheriff Lonestar, Leon Chameleon, and Clunk, which means only one character, Voltar, has yet to be showcased.

Originally scheduled for release this year, Awesomenauts has been hit by a delay. The game is now expected to launch in February 2012.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.