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.