Zombie Cow’s confirmed it’s canned the follow up to Revenge of the Balloon-Headed Mexican, titled Time Gentlemen, Please.
The title was set to be “the first in a series of mini ‘episodes’ featuring everyone’s favourite unnecessarily-rude geeks,” according to a post on the dev’s website.
“It’s with a heavy heart that after a year of off-on development I’ve finally decided it’s never going to see the light of day,” said Zombie Cow boss, Dan Marshall.
“Writing Revenge of the Balloon-Headed Mexican, it felt like we were going over old, worn ground. Again and again. We’ve done all this. We’ve seen it all before. There’s nothing fresh or new and exciting about it – it’s Dan and Ben using items and collecting things and being wry and cutting about them.
“It felt a little like making Revenge of the Balloon-Headed Mexican would only wind up diminishing the impact and memory of the first two games, and no one wants that. Least of all us.”
In an interview with RPS, Marshall explained what the plot would have been for the game.
“The plot involved sneaking aboard evil Senor el Balloon-Head’s Evil Airship to deal with him, at which point all these butch, modern marines turn up, and before long they’re stuck in a pitched gun battle with Balloon Head’s Evil Gorilla Piñata minons.
“You’re working for a company called Adventure Corp, and the soldiers are from Shooter Corp; naturally, being all about shooting and shouting ‘hooah’, they’re really dismissive of what you do as Adventurers because, well, no one does that anymore do they? They consider themselves to be the de facto, popular way of sorting out menacing baddies.”