Those of us here in the US were introduced to Hothead's DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue yesterday, but word comes from EA this morning that the action RPG sequel is now available in Europe, too.
DESTROY THE THONGS AND SAVE THE WORLD IN EA's DEATHSPANK: THONGS OF VIRTUE AVAILABLE IN EUROPE TODAY
Step Into the Mighty Boots of the World's Funniest Downloadable Super Hero Again in an all New Adventure on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade
Guildford, UK., Sept. 22, 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Hothead GamesTM announced that DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (T.O.V.) is available for download in Europe on PlayStation®Network today for £9.99 and on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points. The follow-up to last summer's award-winning, chart-topping action RPG, DeathSpank: T.O.V. is a fresh new adventure where players hack, slash and shoot their way through mission after mission, in search of the six mystical thongs that are corrupting the universe. Gamers who purchase DeathSpank: T.O.V. in its first week* will also receive two pieces of free downloadable content: the Snowy Mountain Dungeon, a terrifying, ice-covered dungeon frozen in the North Pole where evil enemies of ice, flesh and terror dwell and a new playable co-op character, Sidekick Tankko. Half-man, half-spider and all awesome, Sidekick Tankko is a deadly warrior who spews mighty clouds of poison and entraps enemies with his inescapable web attacks.
(We took all of the things that people loved about DeathSpank and cranked it to 11.) said Vlad Ceraldi, Director of Game Development at Hothead Games. (DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is a great new experience. We've added more crazy weapons, areas and enemies of course and more thongs!)
DeathSpank: T.O.V. puts players in the mighty boots of DeathSpank in his quest to destroy the six mystical thongs which have corrupted those who wear them, and thus the universe. Players will travel through war-torn country sides, outer space and even the North Pole in an epic battle against an Evil Santa, collecting tons of loot along the way. DeathSpank T.O.V. also includes a local co-op mode, allowing a second player to help in the search for the thongs with either of his two trusty sidekicks, Sparkles the Wizard or Ninjatastic Steve.
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is rated 12+ by PEGI. For more information on DeathSpank: T.O.V., visit www.deathspank.com or follow the game on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/deathspank.
*Owners of DeathSpank: T.O.V. on Xbox Live Arcade will be able to download both the Snowy Mountain Dungeon and Sidekick Tankko DLC for free from September 22 28. After that time period is over, the Snowy Mountain Dungeon will be available for 240 Microsoft Points and Sidekick Tankko will be available for 80 Microsoft Points.
Owners of DeathSpank: T.O.V. on PlayStation Network will receive both pieces of DLC when downloading the main game on PSN from September 22 28 in Europe. After that time period is over, the Snowy Mountain Dungeon will be available for £2.39 / â‚¬2.99 and Sidekick Tankko will be available for £0.79 .
About Hothead Games
Hothead Games Inc., headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an independent developer and publisher of groundbreaking downloadable titles. Hothead is currently bringing to life original games such as the highly anticipated DeathSpank: T.O.V. and the award-winning Swarm. Hothead is also partnering with indie studios around the globe to bring games like Braid to new platforms and new audiences. For more corporate information, please visit our website at www.hotheadgames.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA MobileTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.co.uk More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.eagames.co.uk/press.