Mastertronic, Devolver Digital and Mediatonic are excited to announce that Foul Play , the demon-hunting brawler with a twist, will be launching on 18 th September for XBLA and PC via Steam and Get Games.
Take to the stage for FOUL PLAY: The Perilous and ENTIRELY ACCURATE adventures of Baron Dashforth! An original game from Mediatonic for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC, Foul Play is a side-scrolling brawler that rewards performance over pummelling, and as the lead actor in the greatest show on earth it’s your job to keep the audience on the edge of their seats!
Playing as the Victorian daemon-hunter Baron Dashforth, prepare to smash, strike, banish and beat your way through hordes of wildly costumed extras as you recount your incredible life story live on stage – watch awe-inspiring scene changes play out before your eyes, fires will rage, pyramids will rise, castles will crumble, and deadly monstrosities will burst forth… NO expense has been spared in bringing this scarcely believable, but ENTIRELY ACCURATE story to the stage!
THRILL the baying audience with your incredible presence! Perform shattering takedowns, throws and reversals so perfect you’d swear they were choreographed backstage! String together awesome attacks as the Baron, or have a friend join as your loyal companion Scampwick. Electrify the spectators with linked and special attacks – win the audience with flair and showmanship, and use every stage-trick you know to bring the house down!
Prepare for DRAMA as the Baron’s tale unfolds, from the harsh deserts of Cairo, to the shady streets of Victorian London… and beyond. The finest actors and actresses of the day have been employed to ensure the ABSOLUTE authenticity of the story. Prepare to play out the most spectacular and explosive moments of the Baron’s life; improbable beasts, astonishing villainy, and at the heart of it all – the mysterious Foul Play.
A vaudevillian tale of daemons, disaster, deadly risks and duplicitous dealings
two-player online co-op with special team takedowns and linking attacks
crowd-pleasing battles, where style matters above all!
"It's incredibly exciting to be partnering with Devolver and Mastertronic to bring Foul Play to Steam and XBLA. As a studio we're focused on building games with creative narrative and interesting characters - we feel Foul Play exemplifies those values. We've been working on the game for several years and it's the biggest title we've ever built so we're can't wait to release it!" said Paul Croft, Director of Games.
Jeff Tanton, Producer adds " Baron Dashforth is this normally reclusive daemon-hunter who's decided for ONE NIGHT ONLY to put on the greatest show on earth - promising to reveal ALL the secrets of his incredible life story. We've poured so much love into bringing this game to the stage, and are beyond excited that people will finally get their hands on the world's first vaudevillian-crowd-pleasing-arcade-brawler. The Baron has an audacious plan...and trust me, the truth behind the Foul Play is worth the wait!”
Andy Payne, CEO of Mastertronic said, “ We are incredibly honoured to be working with Mediatonic, a developer we have admired for some time as well as working with our friends at Devolver Digital again. In this new digital age, we are looking forward to helping Mediatonic make Foul Play the worldwide hit that it deserves to be.”
With beautifully animated scene changes to re-create the Baron’s adventures on-stage Foul Play is a game of Drama, Suspense, Thrill and above all, Style, releasing on Xbox Live Arcade and PC on 18 th September.
We will be showing Foul Play at Gamescom, for an appointment please contact the following –
For UK press - Becca Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
For US press – Liz Stewart email@example.com
And you can find us at in the Business Halle 4.1 on the Devolver/Cosmocover booth
For more information about Foul Play check out the website: www.foulplaygame.com or find us on Twitter and Facebook -
Facebook - www.facebook.com/FoulPlayGame
Twitter - @FoulPlayGame
ESRB Announce trailer:
About the Mastertronic Group Limited –
Mastertronic Group is a multi-platform, world-class developer, publisher, manufacturer, distributor and online retailer of digital interactive entertainment. Using the extensive experience in our quality-focused teams, we deliver digital entertainment to consumers and significant added-value income to our development, retail and publishing partners. The Group has a number of publishing labels, each focused on specific audience demographics. Established PC titles are republished through our Sold Out range, specialist PC simulations are published under the Just Flight and Just Trains labels and console formats (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, iOS and Android) via Mastertronic. The Mastertronic Group also publishes Indie games on the Great Indie Games label. Just Flight, and its sister company Just Trains, are the leading worldwide simulation specialists. Just Flight was established in 1995, and within three years became the world’s largest publisher of flight simulation software with the exception of Microsoft, with a reputation for high quality products, published by genuine enthusiasts. Via The Producers, the Group offers a ‘cradle to grave’ turnkey service for physical product, from marketing, packaging and warehousing and an experienced sales service right through to retail, while its specialist PC download site, GetGames is a key player in the digital distribution market. The Mastertronic Group has just celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Follow us on Twitter @mastertronic
About Mediatonic -
Mediatonic design, build and operate games that connect millions of players worldwide.
Our studios in London and Brighton, are focused on Free-to-Play, Mobile and Cross-Platform titles packed full of story, life and character. We work with a range of partners in Europe, North America & Asia to deliver world-class games to every corner of the globe.
Follow us on twitter @mediatonic
Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Mediatonic