Back in March 2022, the Kaiju brawler game Dawn of the Monsters was released on Nintendo Switch. The game featured a number of very familiar Kaiju-inspired monsters who had to save the world from the Nephilim. Over a year has passed, and now, the game will be getting new paid DLC as well as a free update. WayForward and 13AM Games has announced that a new paid DLC is available, which will add a new Arcade Mode, a new playable character, and 50 new character skins as well as some extra features like new challenges, gallery entries, and three archive files. The DLC is available now for Switch and can be purchased for €6.99 / $6.99 on the eShop.

For more information on what is included in the Paid DLC and the free update, you can check out the official press release below. We also have embedded a video showcasing the new Arcade Mode as well.

Dawn of the Monsters: Arcade + Character DLC Pack Now Available

The fight rages on with a new playable character, new Arcade Mode, Japanese VO, and a lot more!

Valencia, Calif. — August 24, 2023 — The most titanic beat-’em-up in video games is getting even bigger! Independent game studio WayForward and developer 13AM Games are excited to announce that a new free update plus new premium downloadable content are now available for the critically acclaimed kaiju brawler, Dawn of the Monsters. Adding new playable character Meteor Temujin, new Arcade Mode, extra character skins, Japanese voiceovers, and more, the new Dawn of the Monsters expansions are available on PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox, and PC, and will be released soon on Nintendo Switch. A trailer showcasing the new features can be seen at

The premium Dawn of the Monsters: Arcade + Character DLC Pack contains a wealth of monstrous content. Arcade Mode allows players to battle the Nephilim hordes in a whole new way with remixed stages, revamped scoring, standard or Nightmare difficulties, and new ending illustrations. Arcade Mode also features a new power-up system with two options: Classic (which lets you choose from a predetermined set of power-ups) or Rogue (in which the power-ups are randomized).

Additionally, the DLC pack adds fan-vote winner Meteor Temujin as a new playable character — joining fire-breathing Megadon, colossal crustacean Ganira, giant superhero Aegis Prime, and massive mecha Tempest Galahad — for a total of five controllable warriors. Usable in any mode, Meteor Temujin is a combiner-style mecha piloted by four college students and capable of wielding three devastating weapons — sword, axe, and hammer — that players can swap between for enhanced attack and special-move capabilities. The expansion also includes 50 new character skins, extra gallery entries, three new archive files, and new Challenges and achievements. The Arcade + Character DLC Pack is priced at $6.99 (full game required for use), or players can buy the base game bundled with the DLC Pack for $34.99 (or less during a launch-window discount on select platforms).

Alongside the paid DLC pack, a free title update adds significant new features and replayability for all existing Dawn of the Monsters owners. New Story+ mode lets players re-experience the story with all Augments intact, while New Game+, New Game ++, and New Game+++ modes retain augments and add greater difficulty and new enemy variants. Further rounding out the package are new optional Japanese voiceovers — featuring talents such as Daiki Hamano (Gridman Universe, Mob Psycho 100), Koji Takeda (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild), and Kana Ueda (Fate/Stay Night) — that help provide an even more authentic kaiju-movie feel, a Trial mode that offers 10 unique tests of skill, and new Challenges that allow players to prove their monster mastery.

Winner of Best Beat-’Em-Up of 2022 (as well as Best New IP and Best Enemies) by Brawler’s Alley magazine, and nominated for Excellence in Art Direction at BitSummit 2022, Dawn of the Monsters was lauded upon its release in March 2022 for its nuanced combat system, in-depth story, all-star voice cast, diverse creature roster, and genuine kaiju presentation. The game is available digitally on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, and PC, rated E10+ and regularly priced at $29.99, but currently 50% off on select platforms to celebrate the launch of the new content.

For the latest Dawn of the Monsters news, as well as information on other titles, please visit and, and follow @wayforward and @13amgames on social media.

Source: WayForward PR

By Mike Scorpio

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