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Baconing sales everywhere!

If you haven’t already picked up The Baconing, now is the time! It’s on sale on all platforms for a limited time.

On Sony PS3 it’s 50% off!
On Xbox LIVE® Arcade it’s only 600 Microsoft Points!
On the Mac App Store it’s only $6.99
On Steam it’s 60% off!

And One Bad Mutha of a co-op character, Roesha, is also on sale!

Balance can only be restored to the world by entering the Fires of Bacon and destroying five of the thongs, so get going already!

The Mac Store is about to get Thongier

Our Mac fans have pushed DeathSpank, and The Baconing to be Top 10 apps on the Mac App Store. We’re happy to announce that at long last, Thongs of Virtue will be hitting the Mac Store later this week. Stay tuned for details.

In the mean time, you Macsters can get DeathSpank, and DeathSpank: The Baconing for only $1.99!

Steam Sale plus Roesha!

As a special week long Steam sale, The Baconing will be available for $7.49 from Tuesday, October 11th through to Wednesday, October 18th.

To help DeathSpank in his meaty quest, Steam users can also take advantage of a 50% sale on new co-op character, Roesha – One Bad Mutha. She will be available at a discounted price of $0.99 for the first week, also starting on Tuesday October 11th.

Roesha is a 70s era inspired policewoman with a nasty attitude and an over-sized pistol that gets results. When her gun is simply not enough, she calls on her electric disco ball to take down a big crowd. She can also fire First Aid shells at DeathSpank to heal her crime-fighting partner. And when she taunts, get ready for a Charlie’s Angels-inspired pose and some Roesha attitude!

Box Art Winner!

You chose the name, you chose the sidekick, then we asked you to create our box art! You may be asking yourself, why does a downloadable game need box art? Or, why doesn’t Hothead do this work themselves? To which I would say, stop asking questions.

We had a lot of great entries, but we’ve chosen our favorite:

Rated E for Epic.

Congratulations to Benjamin for winning the Box Art contest! For his excellent work, he’s gonna get some copies of The Baconing for his friends, and a Baconing t-shirt!

Last Call for Box Art!

We are still accepting submissions for the Box Art Contest, but not for long! We will be selecting a winner on September 26th, so get your entries in!

Dear DeathSpank – Part 4

You wrote in with your questions, and DeathSpank has the answers!


I thought hard about how to answer these questions. Look at how hard I’m thinking!
Dear DeathSpank,
How do you cut down on chaffing from the thong? I mean all that running around dispensing justice has gotta hurt sometimes.
Anonymous

Dear Too-good-to-have-a-name,
Well, here’s a little secret I’ll share with you. I’m actually wearing my Thong of Justice on the outside of my clothes. I never chafed, even when I was wearing all six Thongs of Virtue. Of course, there was the whole “summoning the Anti-Spank” thing that wearing them all caused… but totally chafe-free.
DeathSpank

Dear DeathSpank,
How do you keep your head in a jar so clean? Mine’s slowly rotting but yours looks fresh.
Seious

Dear Seious,
I used top-grade industrial strength formaldehyde to preserve the head. Of course, none of that matters when you’re so bored you want to shatter the head-in-a-jar by pushing it off its stand. The good news is that I no longer need to keep it clean. Looks like my cup is half-full today.
DeathSpank

Dear DeathSpank,
Do you ever look up at the Cosmos and wonder what it all means? Where does it all come from? Why are we here?
Jane

Dear Jane,
No.
DeathSpank

Do you have a deep, burning question? Or just a burning sensation in a place you shouldn’t have? Ask DeathSpank!

The Baconing release dates, pricing and platforms announced.

The Baconing is the latest stand alone action-RPG title from Hothead Games featuring the popular hero, DeathSpank. Discover exciting new worlds and hilarious characters whilst you battle hordes of enemies in search of the Fires of Bacon. This sizzling title will be unleashed for ALL gamers to play at the end of this month. The details are as follows:

PlayStation®Network – August 30th/31st

The Baconing is a PlayStation®Network PLAY promotion title, a new program showcasing four of the season’s hottest action titles. When The Baconing is pre-ordered through PLAY, purchasers will receive an additional co-op character, Roesha, One Bad Mutha and a PlayStation®Network theme.

Roesha is a 70′s era inspired police woman with a nasty attitude and an over-sized pistol that gets results! When her gun is simply not enough she calls on her electric disco ball to take down a big crowd. She can also fire First Aid shells at DeathSpank to heal her crime-fighting partner. And when she taunts, get ready for a Charlie’s Angel inspired pose and some Roesha attitude.

In addition, PlayStation®Plus subscribers will receive an automatic 20% off every PLAY program purchase.

Xbox LIVE® Arcade – August 31st

The Baconing will be released on August 31st on Xbox LIVE Arcade game for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, for 1200 Microsoft Points. The game will be published by Valcon Games in conjunction with Hothead Games. Valcon Games President, Glenn Halseth commented:

“Valcon Games is very excited to be able to play a role in this fantastic stand alone adventure, and by partnering with the amazing Hothead Games we can help bring The Baconing and its infamous hero, DeathSpank, to Xbox Live Arcade players everywhere.”

Windows PC and Mac – August 31st

Hothead Games is also very excited to announce that The Baconing will also be available to both Windows PC and Mac users at the same time as their console gaming friends as the game readies for an end of August launch of the game on Steam and the Mac App Store. A pre-order discount of 20% is now available for Steam users who purchase the game ahead of the 31st August release date. Please visit fropm 11am Pacific time and 7pm UK time. For more information visit the game page

http://store.steampowered.com/app/18070/

Mike Inglehart, Producer on The Baconing is excited to bring this platform and pricing news.

“We wanted to make The Baconing available to as many gamers as possible as we don’t want anybody to miss out on this unique adventure. In particular, we wanted to make sure gamers on Windows PC and Mac were able to download the title at the same time as console gamers. This rarely happens for digital distributed products, but at Hothead we felt it was important to give everyone simultaneous access to our best game yet.”

The Baconing Sizzles on PSN PLAY August 30th

Hi, I’m Mike with Hothead Games and I am really excited to be able to share some insight on our exciting and meaty game The Baconing coming out August 30th, 2011 as part of the PSN PLAY promotion, which runs through September 19th!

Best Video Game Title Ever!
I have been lucky enough to work in the industry for over 11 years now but never did I imagine working on a game with an epic title like The Baconing! I mean, everyone loves bacon and now the fan favorite food has made its way into gaming.
The Baconing is an action RPG which stars everyone’s favorite Vanquisher of Evil, DeathSpank. The story revolves around DeathSpank wearing all six Thongs of Virtue which unfortunately summons an evil version of himself in the AntiSpank. Now our hero must seek out the Fires of Bacon and burn five of the Thongs, which will allow him to weaken and defeat the evil giant, bringing peace back to Spanktopia.
The one thing I really enjoyed about working on The Baconing is that the game does not take itself too seriously. We had a ton of laughs creating characters, quests and in the studios during the voice recordings.

To read more from Mike, head on over to PlayStation.Blog

More salty box art!

The box art entries keep rolling in! Here are some favorites from last week. I think you’ll agree they are heroic, and salty!

Very dark...

Full of bacony goodness

 

Keep those entries coming to bobfrommarketing@hotheadgames.com, and you can win a sweet Baconing prize pack!

Your pal,

Bob.

Dear DeathSpank – Part 3

You wrote in with your questions, and DeathSpank has the answers!


I thought hard about how to answer these questions. Look at how hard I’m thinking!
Dear Deathspank,
How do you deal with passive aggressive work colleagues? Is dismemberment a potential solution?
Please help!
Damien

Dear Damien,
None of my colleagues are passive, so I can’t really relate. You see, my sidekicks are all aggressive, especially when it comes to dishing out justice by punching evil right between its smelly eyes. I’d probably avoid dismemberment, because that might create tension between you two at the water cooler. They might just be cranky because their questlog has too many open quests. Offer to help close some of them, and you’ll be bosom buddies in no time.
DeathSpank

Hi DeathSpank!
Can you please send me a picture of your parents (if you have any) or describe what they look like? Thanks!
Regards,
Frasse (I am from Sweden)

Dear Frasse,
Sorry, but I don’t have any pictures of my parents. You see, I was born an orphan, just like my parents were, and their parents before them. I think it’s hereditary.
DeathSpank

Dear Deathspank,
How many thongs can one have on his crotch at the same time?
José

Dear José,
I wore six Thongs at the same time, and I’m pretty sure that’s a record. Of course, that is also what summoned the gigantic Anti-Spank into existence, who now terrorizes the world and wants to destroy everyone and everything. But yeah, six.
DeathSpank

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