Do any of you old heads reading this remember an SNK fighter called King of the Monsters?
The original release and its sequel were a dream come true for kaiju fans as it threw a bunch of towering brawlers into massive cities that doubled as destructible battlefields. That concept was greatly built upon for the criminally slept-on PS2 monster battle royale, War of the Monsters. With all the fanfare given to the Godzilla vs. Kong film from 2021 and a fair bit of hype afforded to the upcoming indie arena brawler GigaBash, it feels like everyone is falling back in love with the kaiju genre all over again.
13AM Games and WayForward must have gotten the memo because they've managed to create a love letter to the entertainment genre that's all about massive beasts, robots, and Power Rangers-esque heroes clashing in the middle of highly populated cities. Welcome to Dawn of the Monsters.