Kaiju Battle is proud to present a preview of the kaiju Ganira from the game Dawn Of The Monsters, check out game info, character details, and more below, and look for the game to arrive soon.
Dawn of the Monsters is a kaiju-themed beat-'em-up from developer 13AM Games and publisher WayForward that lets you (and a friend, in co-op mode) smash through 35 stages against enormous monsters known as Nephilim while controlling four unique titanic warriors. These playable characters include "The Living Inferno" Megadon, giant superhero Aegis Prime, massive mecha Tempest Galahad, and the kaiju we're featuring right here: the "Terror of the Seas," Ganira, the colossal crustacean! The game arrives on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PC, and Stadia in March, but for now, check out these first exclusive details on this aquatic kaiju!
Deemed the “Terror of the Seas,” Ganira destroyed countless cargo ships, oil platforms and warships that dared to enter her territory. She also destroyed many other Nephilim in the turf wars during the First Wave. She was finally captured by DAWN (Defense Alliance Worldwide Network) by luring her out of her lair using a captured minion as bait. Now tamed, she fights for DAWN, protecting the seas against the Nephilim.
Ganira excels at making her opponents fight at her pace, and comes with one of the most unique abilities ever seen in a beat-em-up! An excellent choice for players who like hard-hitting characters with great defensive tools. Ganira’s attacks are slow but hard hitting. What she lacks in speed and range she makes up for in defense and unique abilities.
One unique ability that separates her from the rest of the cast is that she can summon a crab minion. The crab minion follows Ganira and can attack enemies all on its own. The crab can also mimic some of Ganira’s abilities! More info on that below
Ganira’s heavy and dash attacks don’t only hit hard but they also allow her to take damage without being interrupted. Her heavy 2 attack knocks opponents up into the air and can be followed up with her dash attack, Hammerclaw Slam.
Ganira’s Rage Attacks are as follows:
Steam Burst (Cost: 1 Rage): Ganira unleashes a burst of steam from within herself. It has a large area of effect around Ganira that knocks back anyone near her. Due to her unique physiology, the steam produced by the attack causes the Drench ailment. Opponents that are affected by the Drench ailment have reduced movement and attack speed. Great for crowd control.
Exoskeleton (Cost: 2 Rage): Ganira ‘s body hardens to the point that it manifests a shield around herself. The shield can negate one attack from an opponent. When the shield “pops” from an attack, it explodes in a burst of steam that damages anyone near Ganira. Ganira's best tool for avoiding damage.
Summon Minion (Cost: 2 Rage): Ganira calls upon her trusted companion from the deep. The summoned crab minion bursts forth in front of her, causing huge amounts of damage. The crab minion acts as an ally, attacking anyone threatening Ganira. The crab has a series of attacks that can stun and even launch opponents. It can be targeted by other enemies and can even die if its health reaches 0. Additionally, the crab mimics two of Ganira’s Rage Attacks (Steam Burst and Exoskeleton) without any additional Rage cost. Another unique property is that the crab minion shares all of Ganira’s augment upgrades, including perks! Keeping the minion active at all times vastly increases Ganira’s effectiveness in the battlefield.
Ganira’s Cataclysm Attack is “Abyssal Tsunami.” She calls forth a gigantic tidal wave engulfing enemies in its path. It damages opponents and bolsters Ganira and ally defenses (including other players if you are playing co-op!). The cataclysm attack covers the arena so it hits every opponent. Very useful for dealing vast amounts of damage and giving yourself and allies a significant defense boost.
Ganira is a solid choice if you are looking for a defensive powerhouse. Due to her high survivability and being able to summon a minion, she is very beginner-friendly and is a great character to use in multiplayer.