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That’s right – the Behemoth’s BattleBlock Theater is finally coming to a platform I can play it on! It will be releasing for Steam on May 15th, with a price tag of $14.99. They’ve even made some improvements (it’s unknown if these improvements will come to the XBLA edition):
Cats are fatter, weapons can be immediately switched, Steam Trading, Steam Trading Cards, alterations of the “better” variety exist for sure.
Cats are fatter??? Sign me UP. What’s even better is that anyone who beta tested the Steam version gets the game for free! That’s right: the Behemoth is bequeathing you a copy of the game for being so helpful. How awesome is that?
So mark your calendar now – you can get BattleBlock Theater on May 15th for $14.99 for Linux and Windows PC. Rejoice!
Friends! Gather round as I share with you the gloriously good news that BattleBlock Theater will be released for the PC through Steam sometime in 2014.
BattleBlock Theater was originally released last year for the Xbox Live Arcade and took home two Golden Pixel Awards in our 2013 year-end overview. So introducing more
prisoners friends to Hatty Hattington and the S.S. Friendship is just about the greatest news you could read at 12:03 PM on a lazy Friday. OK, so my “deranged BattleBlock Theater narrator” needs a little work. Thankfully, I’ll have plenty of reasons to jump into the Steam version of the game as The Behemoth (via their blog) has announced plans to add several new features to the game:
- Weapon Switching! Players can now switch between a primary and secondary weapon in game.
- New Cat Guard Enemies! All throughout Story Mode.
- Steam Workshop Integration! For sharing user created levels.
- Steam Inventory Integration! This allows users to trade and sell weapons, prisoners, gems and yarn via Steam.
- X Input, Direct Input, and Keyboard/Mouse Support! How you can play the game.
The Behemoth will also be holding a closed beta to test out the multiplayer portion of BattleBlock Theater’s PC re-release. The beta will run from March 24 through March 31, and if you can sign up for access at The Behemoth’s official website.
2013 was an amazing year in gaming. While we got loads of sequels, we also got some beautiful new IPs, and plenty of new hardware to enjoy it all.
Naughty Dog took a break from Uncharted and gave us The Last of Us, BattleBlock Theater reminded us why we love The Behemoth, and Ken Levine and his crew unleashed BioShock: Infinite on the gaming world. And let’s not forget all the amazing ports, including Diablo III (on consoles), Fez (on the PC), and Hotline Miami (on the PS3 and Vita). Yes, this year took our breath away, and cramped our thumbs like the good old days of the NES. We here at Warp Zoned have been gaming our little fingers off the last 12 months, and we’ve been even harder at work the last few weeks trying to decide what we loved and hated about gaming in 2013. After several days of deliberation, here’s what we came up with. And now it’s time for us to get back to gaming… 2014 is ready for us. (more…)
Games developed by The Behemoth don’t come around very often. I remember buying Alien Hominid for the GameCube back in December of 2004, and playing it nonstop for months. Then, after four painstaking years, we were blessed with one of the greatest (and most popular) games on the Xbox Live Arcade: Castle Crashers. I could write pages upon pages on how amazing The Behemoth’s second outing is, but odds are you’ve played the game and share my sentiments. If you haven’t, then it’s time to invest in some Microsoft Points. Point being, I haven’t been disappointed by a single game created by these developers. And with their most recent release BattleBlock Theater, I’m elated to say that The Behemoth is three for three. (more…)
The Behemoth is not the first company to come to mind when you hear the words “prolific developer.” Since The Behemoth was founded in 2003, they’ve only released two games (although, to be fair, they’ve ported those two games to every platform that’ll take them). But even with just a pair of titles to their name, they’ve built up a reputation for quirky platformers that continues with their third game, BattleBlock Theater, which is available today on the Xbox Live Arcade.
Priced at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), BattleBlock Theater is a bizarre tale of talking cats, magic hats, and a cursed theater that expects a “killer” performance from its captive performers:
Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Wait, what?? You’ve just unlocked the door to BattleBlock Theater! There’s no turning back once you’ve started on your quest to free your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats! Immerse yourself in this mind bending tale of treachery as you battle your way through hundreds of levels in order to discover the puzzling truth behind BattleBlock Theater.
Also available this week is the latest Capcom Arcade Cabinet update. The “1985-II Pack” includes Commando, The Speed Rumbler, and Savage Bees and has been priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10).
Attention all Xbox 360 owners with an Xbox Live Gold account: you are eligible to apply for the BattleBlock Theater closed beta! The beta is limited to 10,000 participants, and will take place between February and March of this year.
There’s a list of items you must read and agree to before you can apply. According to the beta page, you must also:
- Own a working Xbox 360 that has a reliable internet connection;
- Have an active Xbox Live Gold account;
- Have an Internet connection and a registered The Behemoth Forums account;
- Agree to the Terms and Conditions and Non-Disclosure Agreement (which will be part of the registration form);
- Be willing and able to fulfill the Beta Testing Task List during the Beta testing period;
- Be at least 13 or older. Any applicants under the age of 18 must get prior consent by their parent or guardian and have the parent/guardian review all the Required Reading and Registration Form.
What are you waiting for? Sign up!