Cthulhu gets an upgrade and demands that you buy its game

by: Peter Skeritt -
If you somehow missed out on Zeboyd Games' Cthulhu Saves the World when the Xbox LIVE Indie Game arrived last year-- or even if you didn't-- there's good news to report. 

Coming later this Spring, a title update for Cthulhu Saves the World is being released. The new title for the game will be Cthulhu Saves the World: Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Alpha Diamond DX Plus Alpha FES HD - Premium Enhanced Game of the Year Collector's Edition (without Avatars!)

Yes. Really. 

It's an obvious play on all of the collector's editions and sequels that decorate the video game landscape, and if you played the original retro RPG last year, the humor involved in the exceptionally long title won't surprise you at all. The update will be free to all who bought the game previously and will be the new offering for those who are seeking the game via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

Cthulhu Saves the World is a funny and familiar throwback to RPGs of years gone by. At first glance, the game looks like a Super Nintendo RPG... and it plays much like one, too. There are subtle differences and lots of humor that pokes fun at the industry at large. For the low asking price, the game delivers an impressive amount of gameplay, running at least 5-6 hours or so. The new update, as you'll see by gazing at the press release after the jump, adds new characters, new dungeons, new difficulty levels, and more bonus features.

Since purchasers of the original game get the update for free, now is a good time to add Cthulhu Saves the World to your Xbox 360 hard drive. It really is too good of a game to pass up, especially for just 240 Microsoft Points-- or $3 USD. 
Zeboyd Games is proud to announce the upcoming arrival of Cthulhu Saves the World: Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Alpha Diamond DX Plus Alpha FES HD - Premium Enhanced Game of the Year Collector's Edition (without Avatars!)
 
In 2010, Cthulhu stole our hearts and our sanity with the release of the retro parody RPG, Cthulhu Saves the World on the XBox Live Indie Games service. Now, in 2011, The Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Alpha Diamond DX Plus Alpha FES HD - Premium Enhanced Game of the Year Collector's Edition (without Avatars!) version of Cthulhu Saves the World - or CSTW:SHECEADDPAFH - PEGYCE (WA!) for short - will offer a number of exciting improvements over the original version including:
 
Cthulhu's Angel game mode - Cthulhu is too lazy to save the world so he talks a bunch of beautiful women into saving it for him! Features new dialogue, new playable characters (Molly the Were-Zompire!
Elonalina the generic healer! Dark Knight Umi! Low level October!), new music, new abilities, and much, much more!
 
Director's Commentary mode - Specially marked commentary icons scattered throughout the game tell the inside story on how one of pop culture's most popular cosmic monstrosities became an RPG hero for great justice!
 
Rebalanced Gameplay - Many abilities and monsters have been rebalanced for even silkier smooth RPG gameplay! Plus a new Insanity difficulty mode and new super-hard bonus dungeon have been added to challenge even the best players ability to grind out higher LVs (because they're really not as skilled as they like to brag)!
 
Unlockable Character Bromides - Due to the frothing demand for sexy Cthulhu art!
 
More jokes - F'tghan!
 
An obscure hint to our next game - Hey, why aren't we working on that now instead?
 
More options - Toggle the running button, then untoggle it! Endless fun!
 
Great value - All previously released paid DLC bundled for free (note, previously released paid DLC does not exist)
 
Longer credits - To thank all the froody guys and gals at Kickstarter who helped make this project a reality!
 
Celebrity cameos - Cthulhu, the dog of e from Xbox Live! Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade (the benefits of being a fundraising benefactor)!
 
Plus all of the great features already included in the original version of Cthulhu Saves the World!
 
Take a look at what the press are saying about Cthulhu Saves the World:
 
Eurogamer (8/10) - "At this price, you'd be a gibbering madman not to give it a go."
Joystiq (Indie Gem) - "It's rare to find a game that is both entertaining and genuinely funny, and so far Cthulhu Saves the World is both."
RPGamer (4/5)  - "Zeboyd has a knack for crafting fantastic, witty lines for all the game's characters..."
RPGFan (87%) - "...most important of all, it's a fun game to play."
HonestGamers (8/10) - "Loyal Lovecraftians will enjoy things like battling Dagon in the eerie town of Innsmouth, while everyone else will appreciate fighting giant zombie whales in hidden caves. Mostly, though, you’ll just enjoy a clever, witty game."
Gamesradar (9/10) - "Honestly? This is too good to be stuck in the 360 indie game store."
IGN (N/A) - ". . ."
 
CSTW:SHECEADDPAFH - PEGYCE (WA!) ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn is currently scheduled for release in Spring of 2011 for the PC and 360.
 
The original version of Cthulhu Saves the World is available now for
240 Microsoft Points ($3 USD) in all countries where XBox Live Indie Games are supported. Owners of the 360 version will be automatically upgraded for free to the enhanced version when released. The PC release ($3 USD) will include the enhancements by default when the PC version is released this Spring.
 
For press inquiries about Cthulhu Saves the World or Zeboyd Games, contact Robert Boyd at rdespair@gmail.com or visit our website at http://zeboyd.com  
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