(Thanks to Threepwood4Life
from the forums for pointing out this news story.)
So Hothead Games pulled a (mini) Telltale today and announced a couple of titles in one go. Douglas Adams fans, rejoice: there's a new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
game in the works. Ron Gilbert fans, rejoice: there's a new DeathSpank game
headed your way. Hothead is baconing
beckoning you with The Beckoning The Baconing
, a new and 100% natural Curse of Monkey Island
-esque sequel to last year's beloved DeathSpank: Thongs of Justice
, now touting Hothead-powered "improved gameplay" and the industry-catchphrase "improved AI":
The developers at Hothead tell Kotaku that this new game, which was made without the involvement of the lead character's creator, Ron Gilbert, should be more satisfying to play than last year's games. While the earlier Deathspank adventures were funny, their enemy-bashing, loot-collecting gameplay got dull quickly. (It was their script and attractive cartoon graphics made them worth playing.)
I'm going to digress for a moment here. If the gameplay indeed got "dull", then why did Thongs of Justice
receive higher all-around scores than the original? Because the jokes certainly remained proudly at toilet level. So I'm going to guess that either: 1. the gameplay didn't get that dull, or 2. Someone at Kotaku really, really loves poop jokes.
Anyway, the game comes to XBLA, PC and - assuming it's still alive by then - PSN. Read the Kotaku article again
if that gives you any pleasure.