BattleBlock Theater- Hail to the King, baby!

KotH sGreetings,

I hope some of you got a chance to check out BattleBlock Theater at ComicCon last week! What did you think?

We’ve been having fun coming up with all sorts of new ways to throw kick discombobulate toss punch interact with your friends and this mode started to take shape.  It’s like a king of the hill game- claim the special golden blocks as your own and do anything you can to keep the other guys off. I mean, look. These are your blocks and you are the king of them. You can’t let just anybody come and stand on your blocks. Give those interlopers the royal treatment. And by royal treatment I mean uppercut them into some spikes or push them into some nice lava. That is the sign of a true king.

If you missed us at ComicCon, you’ll have another chance to check out all the new features in BattleBlock at Penny Arcade Expo in a few weeks!  Hit the jump for some kingly screenshots.


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BattleBlock Theater, progress progresses

So though we’ve been talking a lot lately about Castle Crashers coming to PS3, all the while we’ve been quietly working away on BattleBlock Theater for XBLA.  We’ve got all sorts of things we’d like to start sharing with you about the game. We are still adding tons of stuff,  and changing things around all the time so please keep in mind anything we share with you is all subject to change or maybe you dreamed it.   It’s all part of the development process! Please share this magical journey with us.

These things we speak of?  New ways for players to interact, and by interact we mean kill each other. Or maybe we mean help each other. The two are so confusing…  We’ve also been exploring some new AI characters, exciting new deaths, new block types,  glorious new weaponry (with gloriously balanced previous weaponry),  and experimenting with ways to better the modes.  We’ll share some of these things with you as soon as we polish ’em up.  Emil is currently and has been in a state of non-stop vomit so we were unable to produce a video for this particular day.  Get well soon mister Emil!

While I was pacing outside wondering what we could share,  I found this newspaper on the stoop:

this just in!