In a world when it can take years to develop a sequel for a new IP it's a bit stunning to see that Hothead games has already announced that they will be releasing a new Deathspank game next month. Titled DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
the game will be hitting Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network on September 21st for 1200 points/$14.99 respectively.
The sequel will be longer, have new weapons and have the titular hero "explore the North Pole and the high seas to locate six mystical thongs to bring peace and harmony to the universe". Yeah, I can't make that kind of thing up. I'm still working my way through the first game so it looks like I have some extra incentive to fire the game up this week.
Redwood Shores, CA – August 23, 2010 – Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and leading independent developer Hothead Games™ announced DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, the follow-up to the delightfully twisted and fiendishly addictive action RPG, DeathSpank. Featuring the trademark humor found in the original, Thongs of Virtue centers on DeathSpank’s journey through a massive war-torn land; explore the North Pole and the high seas to locate six mystical thongs to bring peace and harmony to the universe. DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (T.O.V.) will be available for download on PlayStation®Network on September 21, 2010 for $14.99 and Xbox LIVE® Arcade on September 22, 2010 for 1200 Microsoft Points.
“Bigger, longer, harder--these were the words that drove us while we created the follow up to our introduction to the DeathSpank universe,” said Vlad Ceraldi, Director of Game Development for Hothead Games. “In T.O.V., we’re taking action RPG fundamentals and adding loads of new creatures, environments, weapons and characters, while continuing to push the envelope with our signature humor."
DeathSpank: T.O.V. puts players in the mighty boots of DeathSpank, the “Dispenser of Justice”, “Vanquisher of Evil” and “Hero to the Downtrodden.” A long time ago, nine mystical thongs were planned to bring balance and harmony to the universe, but when marketing got in the way, only six thongs were produced, and the result was disastrous. Granting great power to those who wear them, the thongs corrupted all those they touched--except DeathSpank. DeathSpank must find all six thongs and destroy them once and for all. Thongs of Virtue includes local co-op mode, allowing a second player to choose one of two hilarious sidekicks to help save the world. Players will enjoy unleashing magical skills, playing as Sparkles the Wizard, or laugh at the ninjatastic Kung Fu moves of DeathSpank’s new partner in crime, Steve.
For more information on DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, visit www.deathspank.com or follow the development team on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/deathspank.