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DeathSpank 2 Announced

Not a typo, there really is another one coming next month.

Surprising more than a few of us with its timing, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, a sequel to last month’s enjoyable orphan-assisting Deathspank, has been announced. The unexpected digital follow-up has a release date of September 21st on the PSN (in the US), with XBL getting more spankage the next day.

Part two will see the titular chisel-chinned hero take to the sea as a pirate, as well as the frosty climes of what we can only assume to be what passes as the North Pole in DeathSpank land. The fast-quipping buffoon will also extend his projectile abilities with guns now added to an already jampacked armoury.

The press release reveals the game’s plot:

“A long time ago, nine mystical thongs were planned to bring balance and harmony to the universe, but when marketing got in the way, only six thongs were produced, and the result was disastrous. Granting great power to those who wear them, the thongs corrupted all those they touched—except DeathSpank. DeathSpank must find all six thongs and destroy them once and for all.”

If you think it’s a little soon for a new DeathSpank, apparently both the original and its sequel were in development simultaneously. The follow-up also promises to be 50% longer, a quality we’re not bemoaning, especially considering we found the first game sufficiently long for the price of admission.

Finally, there’s some confusion as to just how much (if at all) Ron Gilbert is involved with this sequel, especially considering the game designer and writer is no longer working with developer Hothead. Some sources are saying yes, others not so much. We’ll continue to look into it. Regardless, we’re looking forward to another tale brimming with poop and puns next month when DeathSpank 2 arrives.

Source: Kotaku

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27 Comments
  1. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Fan-flippin-tastic.
    Deathspank is probably my favourite PSN game ever and having only recently completed it I was really hoping for a sequel especially with the teaser ending. AWESOME news

    Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 19:45.
    • Kovacs
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      You’re welcome, multiple shirt wearing person!

      Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 19:47.
      • 3shirts
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        Actually I’m naked right now

        Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 19:52.
      • colossalblue
        Team TSA: Editor
        Since: Forever

        ew.

        Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 19:55.
      • Boomshanks
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Gross. Why don’t you put on 3shirts.
        Hahaha, oh sometimes I just crack myself up

        Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 20:00.
      • BIGAL-1992
        Member
        Since: Jan 2009

        We could have been better off not knowing that 3shirts.

        Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 20:06.
      • 3shirts
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        ‘s alright, I got my posing pouch back on now

        Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 20:42.
      • Travis
        Member
        Since: Aug 2010

        Good for you almost naked gamer

        Comment posted on 24/08/2010 at 03:31.
      • scavenga
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        “Actually I’m naked right now”

        Best. Comeback. Ever. 3shirts FTW!

        Comment posted on 24/08/2010 at 08:22.
      • 3shirts
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        ^ I have always wanted a subtitle in that bit where it says ‘Member’

        Comment posted on 24/08/2010 at 08:53.
  2. DrNate86
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    What strange timing! Surely if they were in development together then Ron Gilbert would have had a hand in both. I still haven’t gotten around to getting the first yet, I think this is a bit soon!

    Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 20:14.
  3. STILLCANTTHINKOFAGOODPSNNAME
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    wow i haven’t even got round to the first one yet (demo was brilliant though especially when you try to have a conversation with the wise cow :p)

    Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 21:19.
    • Kovacs
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      Cow is awesome though it ges even weirder later on.

      Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 22:50.
  4. aerobes
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    I haven’t actually gotten round to playing the first one yet, nice to know if I enjoy it I’ll be able to get another helping straightaway.

    Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 21:28.
  5. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    already?
    these guys could teach valve a lesson or two. :)

    Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 21:28.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      But not three ;)

      Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 22:21.
      • scavenga
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        He’s on a roll!

        Comment posted on 24/08/2010 at 08:23.
  6. tonycawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    Hammered the 1st one, 100% of trophies in a couple of days. Reckon it took 15 hours of gameslay, that’s a couple of unhealthy long sessions there. Thing is, it’s that type of game, you think you’ve been playing 5 minutes but look up at the clock and it’s been hours. Great game.

    Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 22:02.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      Gameplay* d’oh

      Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 22:05.
      • DrNate86
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Gameslay works!

        Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 22:18.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      I did the same thing. One night I said to the missus that i’d be up to bed in a few minutes when I finished the mission, when I finally made it to bed it was 3 hours later and 2am!

      Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 22:23.
  7. SeLwOoD-X
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Excellent news, loved ‘DeathSpank’, everything about it was awesome.

    I do hope its the same price as the 1st though, even if it is 50% longer.

    Comment posted on 23/08/2010 at 22:39.
  8. moshi
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Dang i was getting round to buying the 1st one now with the 2nd one due soon will i wait a couple of weeks extra and wait fro the inevitable price drop or 2 game bundle

    Comment posted on 24/08/2010 at 08:08.
  9. Klart
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    I just bought the first one. It’s great so far; it’s been a while since I found a game I look forward to playing each evening.

    Comment posted on 24/08/2010 at 08:50.
  10. Klart
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    Some extra info:

    No online co-op, but your offline friend on the couch can use a Kung Fu fighter named Steve next to Sparkles who was already available in the first episode.

    Price will be the same as the first episode.

    Pics: http://www.psonly.nl/screenshots/4943/DeathSpank:_Thongs_of_Virtue_-_5_screenshots/

    Comment posted on 24/08/2010 at 10:11.

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