Hothead Games have revealed the next game in the DeathSpank series and it's a sequel to DeathSpank and DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue called...The Baconing. Dropping the DeathSpank prefix the game continues the adventures of DeathSpank as he tries on all 6 thongs at once (what? he was cold) which summons an evil power. Since this is a mostly family friendly site, I'll withold the joke about thongs and summoning my evil power. The only way to undo what DeathSpank started is to destroy 5 of the thongs in the fires of bacon.
On the co-op side of things, the game still retains the sidekick style co-op system of the first two titles, but this time players have four characters to choose from. There's no word if Sparkles or Ninja Steve will return from the first two games, but we do know there will be at least two new characters. The Baconing is out this summer on PC, Mac, XBLA and PSN.