Uber Entertainment's freemium follow-up to class-based third-person shooter revealed; new classes, maps, modes among the planned changes.
It has been barely a year since Monday Night Combat burst onto the scene as an Xbox 360 Summer of Arcade game, but the developers at Uber Entertainment are already ready for round two. As reported by Kotaku, Uber Entertainment is readying Super Monday Night Combat for an initial PC release on Steam late this year or early next.
The debut platform isn't the only thing new for Super Monday Night Combat; Uber Entertainment is changing the game to a freemium business model, so players will be able to play for free, with some content locked away for purchase. Anticipating skepticism over the business model, the developer has said that players will also be able to earn "the vast majority" of the purchasable items by playing the game instead of spending money.
As for what's new for Super Monday Night Combat, Uber is adding new character classes, uniforms, gear, maps, game modes, and more. The developers are hoping to place a greater emphasis on strategic team play, with generally less lethal weapons and skills. The game will also tweak some of the basic rules, as teams will now have five players each instead of six.
Uber has not ruled out an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 launch for Super Monday Night Combat, but the type of freemium business model it is built on has yet to be embraced on either system. An open beta is set to kick off soon after this weekend's Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Washington.
For more on the original Monday Night Combat, check out GameSpot's review.
First one was on the 360 first because of the summer of arcade thing Microsoft have going. You know, if your game is to come out as part of the summer of arcade, you have to commit to at least 30 days of exclusivity. The reason they went PC first this time is because Monday Night Combat sold a lot more on Steam then on the 360.
@Gelugon_baat i own both tf2 and Friday night combat, i ve played tf2 for the past 3 years while friday night combat i played for 2 hours the day i bought it and never looked at it again, i just think its a really mediocre game also the reason i decided to compare these two games is because they remind me alote of each other
I will spend the game's worth in freemium content. And the game is worth a lot! Here's hoping I get a bonus for owning the original!
from 15$ to free isn't that big change since 15$ is cheep and it gives you the full game. this is free but you will buy Items in the game i hope that players who buy things wil not have advantage in winning
In my opinion, any free to play where content is accessible only if you pay isn't a true free to play model. It becomes more of a glorified trial than a genuine free to play, and I lose interest the second that becomes clear.
I used to love this game, but it would crash or glitch out so often that I gave up on it. So sad, hopefully it's more stable in this new release.
A fun game that deserves more success. Only reason I didn't play more of it is because I have enough online games.
@lipehique Are you saying a pricetag or subscription gets rid of the trolls/cheaters/hackers/addicts on a server? I think if anything they're more prevalent. MNC looks like a blast, I hope it gets the interest it deserves. I'm just worried it might be overshadowed by this fall's slew of great titles, both online and off.
Yay this is really nice. Too bad f2p kills a game like any other feature... Ok, it might make the servers last longer, but they are going to be filled with trolls, cheaters, hackers, hyper-addicteds and cashers that are going to kill your experiencie with the game.
Looking forward to playing this on pc monday night combat was fun but lacked a in variety and content. Looks like there going all out for SMNC so should be great. This along with firefall look to be high quality f2p games.
I don't think freemium model is good for a game like Monday Night Combat. MNC was originally an Xbox 360 Arcade exclusive, and locking it away to only PC games until freemium comes to consoles is a bad idea. Still, another MNC is what we need. It was like a more appropriate Team Fortress 2. :)
PC first? Interesting. @palmakoy, Because Monday Night Combat isn't like Team Fortress 2. Why play Team Fortress 2 when you could play Gears of War?
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