Snails slide back in to BattleBlock Theater

FeaturePost_SnailDid you know that May 24th marks National Escargot Day? Edible snails were one of the first animals to be eaten and farmed by man. Now, you can find Snails in BattleBlock Theater too!
 
Just load up the game and head towards an online area to unlock this special character. If you find some toast in game, you could have an escargot sandwich! Then you’ll have your fill of carbs and protein for the day! Just remember, kids: not all species of land snail are edible. Don’t go around popping every snail you see into your mouth…
 
Also out this week, new Featured Arena levels! These were level playlists made by the community and selected by our very own level design team.
 
XBLA Arena Feature
Smoshageddon by Mr P Furbottom

 
Steam Arena Feature
King o da arena by Sunny III

 

First 20 minutes of Game 4 + Horatio’s humble beginnings

*Spoiler Alert* Video and blog post reveals a huge chunk of the story from Game 4.
 

 

You might have first seen our blueberry farmer at PAX Prime 2014 when he was first flung into the chaos we’ve code named “Game 4.” We’ve put together a video of the first 20 minutes of said chaos in case you missed it, or just want to see some of the changes since then. (This video footage shows Game 4 gameplay as of May 2015.)
 
If you’re interested in anything that got reworked, you can hit the jump and see some comparison images!


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Happy 1 Year to BattleBlock Theater Steam

hattyRider150A year ago we released BattleBlock Theater on Steam. Since then we have released over 64 special star unlocks, have over 1 million players play the Steam version, have thousands of community-made levels in the Steam Workshop, and have seen countless works of fan art. It’s truly, truly…outstanding! Let’s take a quick virtual walk down memory lane and watch the Steam Launch trailer:
 

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Steam Version with “co-opshunal campaign mode,” “arena modes,” “level building & shading,” “wepun swiching,” etc. Thank you to all of the players who have made the BattleBlock community so awesome!

 


 

FeaturePostThis weekend, we’ve brought back the Behemoth Chicken unlock in both XBLA and Steam versions to celebrate the one year release since it was our first special unlock when the game came out. You’ll be able to get it as a reward for completing the Furbottom’s Features solo or cooperative playlist. Our latest feature update is the solo playlist:
 
XBLA Solo Feature
The Holidays by VvBarracudavV
Difficulty: Easy
 
Steam Solo Feature
The Block Mines by metz
Difficulty: Intermediate

 
If you’ve enjoyed playing BattleBlock Theater, follow us on Twitter, and let us know with #BattleBlockTheater or #iloveBattleBlock. Or leave a comment below!

 

Rose returns for Mother’s Day weekend

This Sunday, we honor the women who have sacrificed so much for the sake of bringing in another soul into this world. Many have nurtured human life in their womb. Many have taken up the responsibility to love a child that may not even be their own flesh and blood. In any case, they’ve given countless hours of themselves and we celebrate their strength this weekend.

 

FeaturePost_Rose

So it isn’t much in comparison to what mothers in the world give, but we offer Roses in BattleBlock Theater for the next two weeks! Hey, it’s the thought that counts, right? (Right, Mom?? No? Uhh…time to go last minute shopping.)
 
Enjoy this unlock this weekend and think of your momma or other people’s mommas who may have been kind to you too! And be sure to check out the new Arena Feature:
 
XBLA Arena Feature
The Stadium by RagingPlayer313
 
Steam Arena Feature
15+5=15 by joão victor ts

 
Happy Mother’s Day!