Shippy McShippington’s Holiday Deadlines 2015

Our friend Shippy McShippington is back with another holiday list! Shippy has collected all the important dates for 2015 shipping deadlines and we’ve put it here just for YOUUUU. So check out the dates below and then shop for the perfect Behemoth gifts at our Online Store!
Please note that these dates must correspond with regular Postal hours, so if you purchase Priority Mail Express at 8PM PST on December 23rd then it probably won’t make it to the destination by December 25th (because the Post Office will be closed).
With that said, are you ready for the big list of shipping deadlines?



Mail-by Dates in order to ensure delivery in the U.S. by Dec. 25
Dec. 15 – Standard Post and First Class Mail
Dec. 21 – Priority Mail
Dec. 23– Priority Mail Express- Fastest domestic service, guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations. Some restrictions and exceptions apply. Please note, Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed Dec. 22 through Dec. 25.


Mail-by Dates in order to ensure International delivery by Dec. 25
-International shipping varies on the destination country. Be aware of additional customs charges upon pick-up/delivery that are NOT included at checkout.
First Class International
Dec. 1 – Africa, Central and South America
Dec. 8 – Asia/Pacific RIm, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Middle East

Priority International
Dec. 1 – Africa, Central and South America
Dec. 8 – Asia/Pacific RIm, Australia/New Zealand, Mexico
Dec 11 – Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East

Priority International EXPRESS
Dec. 19 – Asia/Pacific RIm, Australia/New Zealand, Middle East
Dec. 21– Africa, Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe
Dec. 22 – Canada, Mexico
Please visit the USPS Holiday Schedule if you need further clarification.

Fat Kid returns to BBT w/ Arena Feature

November 21, 2015 is Alien Hominid’s 11th console birthday! Eleven years ago, we released Alien Hominid on PlayStation 2 after forming our company in 2003. In honor of this special occasion, we’re bringing back one of the original Alien Hominid characters: Fat Kid!
Along with the celebration of Alien Hominid’s birthday, we also celebrate our “final” new Arena Feature in BattleBlock Theater. As we announced earlier this month, we’re going to be putting majority of our resources into Pit People after November so we’re going to be repeating previously featured playlists in BattleBlock Theater. This is the “final” new Arena playlist to be added into the rotation.
XBLA Arena Feature:
winner 1 By justmalice
(We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties, but we’re working on putting this up as soon as possible.)
Steam Arena Feature:
LordOfTheFlies by Squiddles (usually lagging)
Keep in mind that we’re merely discontinuing our weekly searches, but we’ll still be checking for new playlists from time to time so it’s not final final! We encourage everyone to continue creating levels and uploading them to the Community Theater :)

Bring forth the Cecils!

Here come the Cecils! This week in BattleBlock Theater‘s Furbottom’s Features, we bring you a new Solo Feature and the Cecil of your platform.
This is the “final” new Solo Feature! As announced earlier this month, we will be re-featuring previous Furbottom’s Features and Arena Features starting in December. We will continue looking for great playlists, but new Features will not be updated on a weekly basis after this month.
Here are the Solo Features and the special unlocks you will be rewarded with this week once you complete them:
XBLA Solo Feature
Carnivore Carny by LevelDesignGuy
Difficulty Rating: Expert
Special Unlock:
Steam Solo Feature
Grave Velocity by Mister Quentin
Difficulty Rating: Expert
Special Unlock:


Breaking Down Backward Compatibility

Larry Hyrb (aka Major Nelson) and FLitz (from Smosh Games) recently came out with a video explaining the Backward Compatibility features for Xbox One. As you’ll see in the video, all of our Xbox 360 titles will be available for Backward Compatibility:

Alien Hominid HD, Castle Crashers, and BattleBlock Theater will all be accessible on Xbox One through Backward Compatibility. If you owned any of these titles on Xbox 360, then they will automatically show up in the “Ready to Install” section on your Xbox One when you sign in with the same gamertag.
The video explains several questions regarding Back Compat, including saves and cross platform online multiplayer. Here are some highlights:
-When playing on Xbox 360, make sure to cloud save so that your saves will transfer over to Xbox One.

-Your Xbox 360 Achievements get transferred and you can continue to unlock achievements when playing on Xbox One.

-You will be able to play online mutliplayer with Xbox 360 players if you’re playing through the Back Compat version on Xbox One.

-You’ll also be able to use all the advanced features in Xbox One, like “record that” or “save screenshot.”
For those who want to see the full list of Back Compat titles, check out the list HERE. If there’s a game you don’t see on the list, you can vote for or submit a game title HERE.


Steam Machine Launch Sale (BattleBlock Theater)

It has arrived… The new Steam Machines are here and Steam is kicking off the celebration with a launch sale!
From November 10, 2015 – November 16, 2015, select titles with Steam Machine support will be discounted, including our very own BattleBlock Theater. That’s right, folks! You can play BattleBlock Theater on your new Steam Machine!
Get BattleBlock Theater at 66% OFF the original price. If you missed the Halloween sale last week, here’s your second chance to get this sweet discount!