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Awakened: Who Do You Want To Be? photo
Awakened: Who Do You Want To Be?
by Jim Sterling

Awakened has caught some eyes since Phosphor Games rose from the ashes of Midway and turned a canceled game into a living, breathing project. The game is about creating your own protagonist with unique super powers, and it's already captured our imagination. There's no denying the ambition on display.

Many outlets have contacted Phosphor to know more, but Destructoid has the scoop. We were very lucky to chat with the team about their new game, as well as nab a selection of the latest screenshots. So who do you want to be? Somebody who knows all about Awakened, or a chump?

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