Ron Gilbert's DeathSpank unveiled

Ron Gilbert's DeathSpank unveiled

Ron Gilbert's DeathSpank was finally unveiled in a new trailer at the Penny Arcade Expo this weekend.

Ron Gilbert, the creator of the The Secret of Monkey Island series and Maniac Mansion, has officially unveiled the first proper glimpse at his new game at the Penny Arcade Expo this weekend.

Dubbed DeathSpank, the game is based around a character invented for Gilbert's Grumpy Gamer web-comic series and has been described as a fusion of classic adventure games and Diablo.

Remarkably little is known about the details of the game still and matters haven't been helped by the changes made to DeathSpank over the years. While the title was originally intended to be episodic, Gilbert has since confirmed that it'll be released as a full all-in-one game and will be published by Hothead Games, developers of the Penny Arcade games that Gilbert consulted on.

Gilbert apparently spent four years building the design for DeathSpank and trying to find a publisher for the title, eventually securing a deal with Hothead Games after his work on the Penny Arcade games and developing the game for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The release date for the title is still listed as 'Soonerish'.

You can find out more about DeathSpank over at the sparsely-populated official website and you can check out the official trailer shown at PAX below, or some earlier teaser videos here. Let us know your thoughts in the forums.


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Awoken 7th September 2009, 11:28 Quote
I love the look of this, its got a lot of potential to be something a little different and the styling of the graphics is great. I just hope the jokes don't wear thin as the game progresses.
Gunsmith 7th September 2009, 11:38 Quote
DeathSpank : i hope thats a finishing move :D
Abhorsen 7th September 2009, 11:40 Quote
Looks fun!
arcticstoat 7th September 2009, 12:26 Quote
I can't wait for this - I liked Telltale's adventure game revival, but this looks like something really new and exciting
Dave Lister 7th September 2009, 12:47 Quote
I'm not a huge adventure game fan, but this looks like it will be worth trying
Denis_iii 7th September 2009, 14:03 Quote
looks alot of fun
l3v1ck 7th September 2009, 17:03 Quote
I'd like to know more, it sounds interesting.
johnnyboy700 7th September 2009, 19:35 Quote
This one looks like it could be a lot of fun and I have to say that thats a great name for a hero...
David 8th September 2009, 11:02 Quote
I've been waiting for more info on this for months. It deserves attention just for the name. ;o)
Jack_Pepsi 8th September 2009, 13:29 Quote

Awesome sauce!
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