Super Monday Night Combat, the free-to-play successor to Uber Entertainment's multiplayer shooter, has launched significantly earlier than originally planned on Steam.
Super Monday Night Combat, the free-to-play successor to Uber Entertainment's multiplayer shooter, launched without fanfare or warning on Steam yesterday evening.
The game, which has been in closed beta since late last year, went live after a series of mysterious snafus interrupted the latest wave of beta invites. The latest launch window Uber had distributed for the title was Q2 2012.
"We did a bunch of invites over the weekend and there was some wonkiness on how the messaging went out with lots of confusion which resulted in more silliness," producer Chandana Ekanayake explained on the developer's forums yesterday evening. "We decided to just open it up. There will be an announcement about it on Steam soon." He later added on Twitter that an update will launch later today, which will sort out any registration issues users might be experiencing.
Since its early launch, it has quickly skyrocketed to become the most downloaded game on the Steam platform. Check out our PAX East 2012 preview for a glimpse of the robot-scrapping action that's waiting for you on the other end of this download link.