An early version of Ronimo Games’ Starstorm expansion for Awesomenauts will be available on Thursday. The developer earned $ 345,835 in September on Kickstarter to fund the expansion, which will feature five new characters and a map for the arena battler, in addition to a new spectator mode and replay system.
Thursday’s expansion is the first of many updates for the game, and focuses on one of the five playable Starstorm characters, Ted McPain, “one of the great heroes of the first AI Wars.” The pants-less character comes with a transformable weapon, which switches between a shotgun and a rapid-fire machine gun. The developer says that Thursday’s early access DLC also includes the first set of custom game settings, including a new deathmatch game mode.
The full Starstorm expansion is expected to be be complete by the end of 2014, and Ronimo Games will continue to launch pieces of the DLC in multiple stages over the coming months.