Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Let's Get Spankier!


DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue has been released!

Just a scant two months after the release of DeathSpank, the second half of our mad tale is available now. You can get the XBLA version (or just download the demo) here and the PSN version from the store directly on your PS3. It's 1200 points and $14.99 USD respectively, same as DeathSpank. But given that Thongs of Virtue is a longer, larger game, that's really like a discount!

Additionally, as a thank you to everyone that's supported DeathSpank and Hothead, for the first week of Thongs of Virtue's release, we'll be giving away not one, but two DLC packs. The first is high-level dungeon that not only raises the level cap, but also features one of the most obscure (yet amazing) visual puns we've done with an enemy. See if you can spot it! The second DLC pack adds a third sidekick Tannko, to go along with Sparkles the Wizard and Steve (who himself is new to Thongs of Virtue). Without question, Tannko was a crazy thing to do, but crazy in a good way, I think.

In unrelated news, Michael Abbott was mind enough to invite me to be on his podcast once again. This time, I was joined by David Carlton and Matthew Burns, where we discussed PAX, GDC and various other "gatherings of the tribe." Great talking to those guys and I'd highly recommend listening to part 1 and part 2 as well, where other guests discuss those events from a journalist/critic perspective.

So if you liked DeathSpank, there's even more to like in Thongs of Virtue. I think I prefer it to the first and my favourite thing in all of DeathSpank is at the very end of the second game (how's that for a tease?). And if you never got around to DeathSpank, there's no better time than now to check out the demo! As always, I'd be delighted to hear what any of you think about DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue. Now go out there and make the downtrodden undowntroddenened!

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2 Comments:

Blogger juv3nal said...

"As always, I'd be delighted to hear what any of you think about DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue."

Only a little ways in (just got to the first town) and it's kind of "more of the same" which in my book is not really a negative as I had a lot of fun with the first one. Also, the charge time on that monocle laser thing off the first boss seems too slow to be generally useful. Which is a shame because lasers are cool.

Still, it's not getting much of my time right now next to Civ5 (which has the added advantage, being on [redacted] platform) that I can watch tv and play it at the same time.

September 22, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Nels Anderson said...

@juv3nal Aye, the monocle isn't really a rapid fire weapon. But its elemental combo is one of my favourites, so you can look forward to that, at least ;)

Yeah, releasing the same day something as awesome as Civ5 definitely isn't optimal. But something awesome is out nearly every week, so just gotta pick out day and go. Hopefully people won't forget about lil' ol DeathSpank.

September 22, 2010 at 10:19 PM  

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