Insomniac's Pokemon-esque 'Outernauts' goes into open beta on Facebook

Outernauts, Insomniac Games' Pokemon-esque monster collecting freemium RPG, has entered its open beta testing phase on Facebook.

Outernauts, Insomniac Games' Pokemon-esque monster collecting freemium role-playing game, has entered its open beta testing phase on Facebook.

The title places you in the airtight boots of a titular Outernaut, who's tasked with discovering and exploring uncharted planets across the universe, and enslaving the wildlife therein.

Okay, it's not quite that serious: Much like Nintendo and Game Freak's monster-training opus, Outernauts sees you finding, battling, capturing and training monsters in a purely scientific manner. You do so by weakening those creatures using elemental attacks and using "Gravity Orbs" to contain them — again, awfully similar to the tried-and-true Pokemon routine.

Of course, Pokemon fans have a long time to wait until Black Version 2 and White Version 2 find their way to the states October 7th. Outernauts might be just the ticket to satisfy their collection cravings until then. You can check out the open beta on Facebook right now.

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