Phlegmatic Paul perks up in BattleBlock Theater

FeaturePost_PaulWith our upcoming trip to PAX East 2015, we’ve been busy, busy, busy! Needless to say, we’re feeling a bit lethargic like Paul from BattleBlock Theater. But just like Paul, we’ve got to keep our eyes peeled open and keep moving forward–especially if we’re to avoid slipping on ice patches in Boston with the crazy weather they’ve been having! (We’re a bunch of Southern Californians heading to a real winter.)
 
This week, we’ve unleashed Paul again in BattleBlock Theater and he’s ready to perk up to solve puzzling puzzles and be your best guy in the Arenas. Speaking of Arenas…
 
XBLA Arena Feature
Tofu Beginings by allmycats13
 
Steam Arena Feature

Tournament1 by Shoval222

 
Enjoy the weekend and these newly featured Arena playlists!

 

Autograph Signings at PAX East 2015

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Will Stamper (narrator of BattleBlock Theater & “Game 4“) and Tom Fulp (co-founder of The Behemoth and programmer) are returning to PAX East with us! They’ll be doing free signings at Booth 5020 on Behemoth items (fan-made or store bought).
 
Be sure to catch them on the following dates & times*:
 
Friday – March 6, 2015
2:00PM to 4:00PM
 
Saturday – March 7, 2015
2:00PM to 4:00PM
 
*Dates & times are subject to change. Please bookmark this blog post and check on the day of the signing you wish to attend. Any additional signings are not guaranteed, but we will announce them on our Twitter feed if there are any.
 

Lunar New Year & Love Your Pet Day

Happy Lunar New Year! This year is the year of the Ram, so we’re bringing back Rammy to BattleBlock Theater!
 
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Gong hay fat choi! Xin nian kuai le! Chuc mung nam moi! Saehae bok mani badeuseyo! (All the ways to say happy new year in the various languages that celebrate the lunar calendar)
 
FeaturePost_WinstonWhen you load up the full version of BattleBlock Theater, you’ll get Rammy as a special unlock (if you didn’t already have this adorable companion). You’ll also have a chance to play the new Solo feature in Furbottom’s Features and get rewarded with Winston at the competition of the playlist.
 
We’ve re-released Winston in honor of Love Your Pet Day! You’ll do anything for Winston, right? All we’re asking for is one playthrough of Furbottom’s Features to unlock him and he’s yours forever.
 
This week’s Furbottom’s Features playlists:
 
XBLA Solo Feature
Epic by Gabrielsbr100
Difficulty : Intermediate
 
Steam Solo Feature
Forest of Trees by Justnormal3
Difficulty: Intermediate
 

Transform your Vampires in Game 4

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Game 4 (our code name for our next title) is making its way to PAX East for the first time ever, so you’ll get a chance to play our demo at Booth 5020! One of the battiest units you could encounter in the game is our Vampire.
 
As you saw in our last Game 4 development post, we have customizable options for several unit types in the game. Vampire is another creature you can refashion into your favorite accessories!

 

First, we’ve got Phoebe donning a stunning tiara. Oh and look, she’s even brought her own red roses with her! Have you done this before, Phoebe?

 

Next up, a more casual look. Here’s Nikki sporting a backpack and some goggles — stylish and safe! It’s practical out in battle when she’s making all that blood splatter. Notice that Nikki also gets healed a bit when taking some of Sofia’s life force.

 

Finally, we’ve got Tulip in a classy bow-tie. Simple and elegant; it’s definitely our favorite. Watch her strut her stuff with those beautiful vampiric talons of hers.

 

Here’s our girl again showing off her skills out in the field. You may notice that a Vampire attacking a bleeding target will yield extra healing AND bonus damage! Strategic and stylish, wow!!!

 

And one last flourish from Tulip as she leaves the stage! Vampires can fly over hazards or just go farther! Of course, this comes at a price (so it’s best to swoop in on a bleeding target!).

 


 

Just like any other accessory in Game 4, these Vampire specific items could pop up for purchase in the Market (if you already have a Vampire in your team), they could be potentially acquired through loot & rewards, or you could always Recruit a Vampire in battle if they have the desired gear on their being. Mix and match torso and head gear as you wish!
 
Come back next week to learn more about our Game 4 demo at PAX East 2015 and how you could recruit other species (like Vampires, Mushrooms, Wraiths, Trolls, Cupcakes, etc..) on to your own team of heroes!
 

TL;DR
-Game 4 demo coming to PAX East 2015
-Vampires can fly further away toward enemy units
-Vampires get a bonus off bleeding enemy units
-Vampires have customizable gear!