Sat, Sep 11, 2010 | 21:54 BST
Impressions: Corrupted Thongs take center stage in new DeathSpank
DeathSpank, not content to rest on his laurels, is back later this month in Thongs of Virtue, where he must collect six pairs of thongs.
Hopefully, they went through the wash beforehand.
Purple Thongs of Justice
According to the demo we saw at PAX last weekend, and the trailer posted below, DeathSpank was one of six recipients of virtuous thongs created by a master craftsman in the Great Fires of Bacon. His pair, fittingly enough, are the Thongs of Justice.
The other five wearers of the magnificent thongs were corrupted by the powerful panties – as is want to happen on occasion – and DeathSpank must collect these thongs from their wearers, and dole out justice and mayhem along the way.
You’ll find Thongs of Virtue is not very different than the previous version, which is not an issue as we found very little wrong with the first outing.
This time around, you take up where you left off but in a land destroyed by war, with a new arsenal at your disposal: pistols, machine and ray guns, bazookas, and the same sorts of melee items from the first game.
Combat has been balanced a bit, and it looks to be less hack-n-slash than the first. There seems to be a bit more variety to the quests as well, with the same fetch quests thrown in among ones with time constraints and more puzzle bits for good measure.
DeathSpank is also the recipient of a monocle which will control an enemy for a short while, helping our hero defeat those out to do him great harm. Also, he can man his own ship for transportation across the water.
Zany characters, more unicorns
Sparkles the Wizard is back, along with a new character called Steve Von Prong, a ninja who rides a unicorn and is, a ninja of sorts.
It all looked rather fun from the demo shown to us at PAX, where we were also handed our own pair of DeathSpank themed thongs (no, you cannot see them), and we’re really looking forward to getting our grubby paws on it September 21 through PSN and September 22 on XBL.
Enjoy the trailer below.