Ronimo Games' 2D online battle arena game Awesomenauts is heading to Kickstarter for its expansion funding. The game, which has only gotten better (particularly on PC) since its launch in early 2012, is seeking $125,000 to add new characters, modes and levels.

The three new heroes announced are brawler Ted McPain, tanky Sentry X-58 and assassin Skree. Developer Ronimo will also add a spectator mode, global chatrooms, a twin-stick control scheme and more music – if the company hits its goal.

Ambitious stretch targets include more characters, a replay mode, level editor and AI editor. A pledge of $15 will nab the expansion when it launches, but if you've got more coin to spend the awesome will naut stop there.
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Awesomenauts Starstorm Expansion Kickstarter launched!

An ancient threat has awakened in the indie game Awesomenauts' universe! The powerful Starstorm station has been activated! The most spectacular doomsday device ever to have been in production, it was supposed to be the weapon that would bring victory to the robot hordes. Fortunately, the robots were defeated and the battle station was never activated, until now.

In present times, the enduring war between the droid armies of the Ones and Zeros has been shaken up by this news, and both are giving everything they have to try and gain control of the Starstorm's massive destructive power.

With the Starstorm, three new heroes emerge to join the ranks of the Awesomenauts: Ted McPain, a classic hero from ancient times; Sentry X-58, the most cunning undercover robot and Skree, the powerful but superstitious techno shaman. These heroes form the core of the new Awesomenauts Expansion called Awesomenauts: Starstorm!

Together with the new characters, the oft-requested Spectator mode will be built. It will allow players to join their friends' game and see what they're up to! Additionally, global chatrooms, a twin stick controlscheme and new music will be added to the game. To get this giant battle station off the ground though, Ronimo asks for help through an epic Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ronimo/awesomenauts-starstorm

And the stretch goals make the expansion even more ambitious! Adding a full-on replay system, custom games, modding tools with Steam integration and of course the actual Starstorm station as a playable level!

Finally, the expansion and much of its features will also be made available in the recently announced PlayStation 4 version!

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.