For our readers old enough to remember Deathspank, this is a sequel a long time coming. I thought I was anxious for Starcraft 2--what's that? It came out when? Oh, okay. The sequel to Deathspank, which came out 68 days ago, is appropriately title Thongs of Virtue. It releases today for the PlayStation Network for $14.99 and September 22 on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 MSP.
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is a bigger, deeper, funnier and longer experience. We’ve added more crazy weapons, more areas to explore, more enemies and more thongs!
That's coming straight from Vlad Ceraldi, Director of Game Development at Hothead games. And with a name like Vlad Ceraldi, you know he means business. Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue, may be bigger, deeper, and dare I say, thongier, but is it co-op-ier?
The first Deathspank had a limited local co-op that allowed a second player to tag along for the ride, but there were no collectibles or upgradeable weapons for the sidekick. Some people would refer to this as 'girlfriend co-op.' I would refer to these people as 'single.'
Those of you who are looking to download Deathspank: TOV this week are in for a treat.
Gamers who download DeathSpank: T.O.V. in its first week* will also receive two pieces of free downloadable content, the Snowy Mountain Dungeon, which adds another layer of gameplay and Sidekick Tankko, a cute-and-cuddly ogre who is available as a playable co-op character.
Sparkles the Wizard returns for local co-op play, as well as new sidekick Ninjatastic Steve. Here are some more details on the free DLC:
*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 20 – 27 (or September 22 – 28 depending on when the game is available in certain regions). After that time period is over, the Snowy Mountain Dungeon will be available for $2.99 and Sidekick Tankko will be available for $0.99.
Look for more news on the sequel this week.