Ron Gilbert unveils DeathSpank teasers

Written by Joe Martin

September 2, 2008 // 9:49 a.m.

Tags: #deathspank #hothead #joe-martin #ron-gilbert #teaser

We (OK, I) are big fans of Ron 'All Those Great Lucasarts Adventure Games' Gilbert, so it's no surprise that we've been getting just a little bit excited about the developers new game, DeathSpank - even in spite of the fact that nobody really knows what it is.

Being developed at Hothead Games, DeathSpank is set to debut in 2009 and has many of the same team behind it as worked on Penny Arcade Adventures, including Gilbert himself.

From what we can gather though the game seems to be a mish-mash of casual RPG and the kind of all-out puzzle-solving comedy that Gilbert is known for. Speaking to 1-Up a while back the game was described by one of the designers as a multi-tiered game that plays as a cross between Diablo and a classic adventure game, enabling players to progress how they want.

One thing is for sure though; DeathSpank is not a superhero game, which is pretty much the only comment Ron Gilbert has given on the project. Ooo-kay.

Thankfully, somebody in the marketing department has decided to be be a little more helpful and has offered up these three teaser trailers to give people an idea of what flavoured comedy Ron and Co. will be using. Take a look, then pass on your thoughts in the forum.






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