Guildford, UK.– Dec. 1st, 2011– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Hothead Games ® announced today that Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue TM (T.O.V.), the follow-up to the award-winning Action/RPG Deathspank TM , is available on PC for£9.99 exclusively via Steam, a leading platform for PC and Mac games with over 30 million accounts worldwide. DeathSpank: T.O.V. is a fresh new adventure for the PC where players hack, slash and shoot their way through mission after mission, in search of the six mystical thongs that are corrupting the universe.
Following the PC release, Deathspank and Deathspank T.O.V. will launch on Mac OSX on December 14 for£9.99 also via Steam. Included in DeathSpank: T.O.V. for PC or Mac are two free pieces of downloadable content: the Snowy Mountain Dungeon, a terrifying, ice-covered dungeon frozen in the North Pole and a new playable co-op character, Sidekick Tankko.
“With the success of the DeathSpank series, we decided that it was time to bring the added adventures and compelling story of DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue to the PC and Mac,” said Vlad Ceraldi, Director of Game Development at Hothead Games.“By branching out to new platforms we hope to share the charm and wit of Deathspank with a wider audience.”
DeathSpank: T.O.V. puts players in the mighty boots of DeathSpank in his quest to destroy the six mystical thongs which have taken over the universe by corrupting those who wear them. Players will travel through war-torn country sides, outer space and even the North Pole to fight in an epic battle against the Evil Santa. DeathSpank T.O.V. also includes a local co-op mode, allowing a second player to aid DeathSpank in his search for the infamous thongs as either of his two trusty sidekicks, Sparkles the Wizard or Ninjatastic Steve. Deathspank T.O.V. is also available for download on PlayStation ® Network and Xbox LIVE ® Arcade.
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is rated“T” for teen by the ESRB. For more information on DeathSpank: T.O.V., visit www.deathspank.com or follow the game on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/deathspank.
About Hothead Games
Hothead Games, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an independent developer and publisher of groundbreaking downloadable titles. Hothead is currently bringing to life original games such as DeathSpank, DeathSpank: T.O.V. and the award-winning Swarm. Hothead is also partnering with indie studios around the globe to bring games like Braid to new platforms and new audiences. Visit us at our website www.hotheadgames.com.
About Electronic Arts
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