While this may not be a particularly exciting piece of news for those who are not thoroughly obsessed with DotA (Defense of the Ancients), those who do enjoy the game should probably do a bit of rejoicing right this minute. Awesomenauts is, in a word, awesome. A 2D sidescrolling DotA-inspired masterpiece from the makers of Swords & Soldiers, The PSN version of Awesomenauts will be out in North America on May 1st. The rest of the world will be able to access the game the following day.

I had the opportunity to check out the game sometime last year and I was completely smitten. It isn't just the art style. It's everything. I particularly adored the clever way they handled death in the game and how they implemented neutral camps here.

Curious? Check out the website here.