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Monday Night Combat Just Got Super-er

Uber Entertainment is bringing Monday Night Combat to the PC as a free-to-play title.

If you were one of the many players that helped make Monday Night Combat a surprise hit upon its release on Xbox Live Arcade last year, you may find yourself interested in developer Uber Entertainment's latest project: Super Monday Night Combat for the PC.

More championship belts in everything, please.

The primary difference in this iteration of Monday Night Combat is that it's a free-to-play title. Anyone who downloads it will be able to play the breadth of the game for precisely zero dollars. Like other FTP titles, Uber plans to make its revenue off microtransactions for items and specific content updates.

There will be changes to the gameplay, as well. The team-based shooter will move from a six-on-six model to five-on-five, and include an all-new leveling system, designed to improve players beyond the marginal scope of the skill upgrades found in the Xbox 360 version. New environments, characters, and other upgrades will also be included.

There is a full, lengthy preview of Super Monday Night Combat up over at Kotaku, if you're into that sort of thing. Considering the success of other FTP titles like League of Legends and the recently transitioned Team Fortress 2, this seems like a wise, competitive move from Uber. What say you, Monday Night Combat fans? Will you check out this updated version on your PC? Or are you perfectly happy with the XBLA version?

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Posted by Alex

If you were one of the many players that helped make Monday Night Combat a surprise hit upon its release on Xbox Live Arcade last year, you may find yourself interested in developer Uber Entertainment's latest project: Super Monday Night Combat for the PC.

More championship belts in everything, please.

The primary difference in this iteration of Monday Night Combat is that it's a free-to-play title. Anyone who downloads it will be able to play the breadth of the game for precisely zero dollars. Like other FTP titles, Uber plans to make its revenue off microtransactions for items and specific content updates.

There will be changes to the gameplay, as well. The team-based shooter will move from a six-on-six model to five-on-five, and include an all-new leveling system, designed to improve players beyond the marginal scope of the skill upgrades found in the Xbox 360 version. New environments, characters, and other upgrades will also be included.

There is a full, lengthy preview of Super Monday Night Combat up over at Kotaku, if you're into that sort of thing. Considering the success of other FTP titles like League of Legends and the recently transitioned Team Fortress 2, this seems like a wise, competitive move from Uber. What say you, Monday Night Combat fans? Will you check out this updated version on your PC? Or are you perfectly happy with the XBLA version?

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Posted by Thuggish

I already play MNC on steam, and love it. I'd like to know more about Super MNC, for sure!

Posted by iAmJohn

I guess this means the pay version is going to completely dry up. :\

Posted by Mijati

Am slightly disappointed the next game in the series isn't Tuesday Night Combat.

Posted by KarlPilkington

@gking said:

sorry just thought I may as well

Apology not accepted.

Posted by RoyCampbell

Boooooooooo.

Posted by I_smell

Good for them! Maybe a bit late, but still- good for them.

@DarkDude said:

Am slightly disappointed the next game in the series isn't Tuesday Night Combat.

Yeah...

Posted by HolyCrapItsAdam

Never played this game but always interested me. Excited to download and play this for free

Posted by TheYear20XX

Hell to the YES. I love that they went in this direction.

Posted by Rolyatkcinmai

F2P = Free to play.

FTP = File transfer protocol.

Come on guys, standardize this before the genre gets out of hand.

Posted by TheJappernaut

I love MNC on steam, I'm very interested to see how this is going to be.

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Posted by MrHero

More Monday Night Combat is always a good thing.

Posted by heatDrive88

This is a great idea, I think. The TF2 allusions are there anyways, so a similar setup is probably good. However, it should be noted that a large part of TF2's success is on the basis that it is the heel for Steam and is leveraged by those TF2 bonus items that come from other games that release for Steam.

So I don't know, sounds good maybe, but business-wise we'll have to see how it works out in practice.

Posted by rmanthorp

Fantastic!

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Posted by mfpantst

Hot Damn, free to play Monday Night Combat for the PC.  Fuck Year.
 
(leaving that last one in there)

Posted by buft

damn, i would love this on xbox

Posted by ProjektGill

I played the 360 demo a few times and enjoyed it but I never got around to buying it. I would love to jump in whenever I get a decent bandwidth cap that can allow me to download a game without having to shut my internet off for the next few days.

Posted by lockwoodx

It's an ok game but the floaty controls ruined it for me. Hope this helps them out because everything else was high quality compared to the budget price.

Posted by zaglis

Oh word?

Posted by UberExplodey

Considerably stoked for this! Always down for some Monday Night Combat...and getting mistaken for an UBER dev when I play

Posted by Moonshadow101

Played the hell out of it on Xbox, never got into the PC version. This could be a good chance.

Posted by DaBuddaDa

Not liking the change from 6v6 to 5v5. If anything I thought MNC could have benefited from larger maps and more players, not less.

Posted by Little_Socrates

Will obviously be a weaker profit than TF2's or LoL's, but if they have the code there and are basically releasing a revamped version, what's the harm?

I'll probably download it.

Posted by Allison

Monday Night Combat on the PC is pretty dead aside from a group of people that play Sniper/Assassin and just dominate every round regardless of new players, etc. so I wouldn't mind some kind of soft reset for newer players to be able to jump in and play.

Posted by Robin_Gr

I came really close to buying the original in a steam sale, I'll jump right on this for sure.

Edited by clientkiller

Bring it on i'm digging the new wave of free multiplayer games. I mostly play single player games and only really ever touch multiplayer games when my friends get addicted then I only last a few weeks before I move on so its nice that I'll be able to join in without spending the cash. Also they really need to put league of legends on steam sometime ...

Posted by Afroman269

Now I might actually play this.

Posted by yindotrunks

Excited to hear this!

Posted by Hector

Excited, used to play MNC all the time.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85

Yeah I'll check this out. I mean no reason not to.

Posted by artofwar420

I don't know, I already played quite a bit of MNC on the PC, seems cool though. I mean it's free, I'll check it out.

Posted by Simulacrum

I might give this a try.

Posted by Devil240Z

If its on steam...

Posted by Protonguy

Wait, something started on the Xbox 360 and came to the PC is now getting more love on the PC than the console? I've seen this before, usually means current gen consoles are finally outdated enough for PC to show it's muscle and reign supreme again :D least till next gen. That or this F2P phenomenon on the PC is finally making it more lucrative to publishers/developers.

Posted by Shuborno

@iAmJohn said:

I guess this means the pay version is going to completely dry up. :\

Yes, this makes me sad. That game is awesome but I don't often have time play it. Now there won't be a player base (however small) there waiting for me.

Oh well, I'll certainly play Super MNC.

Posted by ARMouros

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

F2P = Free to play.

FTP = File transfer protocol.

Come on guys, standardize this before the genre gets out of hand.

second this F2P make sense and all the cool kids r saying it

plus i love me some unlimited customization

Posted by Besetment

This article is written as if he isn't aware that there's already a PC version of Monday Night Combat.

Posted by dudeglove

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

F2P = Free to play.

FTP = File transfer protocol.

Come on guys, standardize this before the genre gets out of hand.

What this dude said.

Posted by Jeffsekai

LoL has an FTP server now? What can I get?

Posted by President_Barackbar

I don't like this one bit. They basically took a look around and said "Hey, that League of Legends is popular, lets destroy what people liked about out game and just copy that one!"

Posted by LordLOC

@Besetment said:

This article is written as if he isn't aware that there's already a PC version of Monday Night Combat.

I thought of that also. I'd like to know if Uber is going to offer PC players who bought MNC already anything in SMNC. Probably not, but one can hope right?

Still, MNC is one of the most underrated titles I've played in recent years. I hope this new F2P iteration of the game does super for them (pun intended, sorry!).

Posted by Silverbrand

The lack of persistent leveling or at least customization was my only complaint about MNC, so this looks like it might be fun. I just hope they stick to the good style of free to play where the micro transactions are either only cosmetic or reasonably accessible without being forced tok pay.

Posted by nintendoeats

@DarkDude said:

Am slightly disappointed the next game in the series isn't Tuesday Night Combat.

Or Morning-After Combat

Posted by Gliz9

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

F2P = Free to play.

FTP = File transfer protocol.

Come on guys, standardize this before the genre gets out of hand.

Posted by Napalm
@nintendoeats said:

@DarkDude said:

Am slightly disappointed the next game in the series isn't Tuesday Night Combat.

Or Morning-After Combat

That doesn't mean what you think it means.
Posted by nintendoeats

@Napalm said:

@nintendoeats said:

@DarkDude said:

Am slightly disappointed the next game in the series isn't Tuesday Night Combat.

Or Morning-After Combat

That doesn't mean what you think it means.

I'm pretty sure it does.

Posted by Vexxan

Everything is better with a little Super!

Posted by Octaslash

Monday Night Combat's playerbase isn't exactly thriving, so I'm all for this. I hope this will help people realize that MNC is basically a MOBA game.

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Posted by darkjester74

Slightly miffed because I just bought MNC not too long ago on Steam.  On the other hand I only paid $3 for it so I cant be TOO upset.  :-)
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