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DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Available Tonight, Free DLC for Decisive Purchasers

Chris Mitchell's Avatar Posted by on Sep 20, 2010 // DeathSpank Designer

Greetings citizens! This is Chris Mitchell from Hothead Games brimming over with tales of DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue!

DeathSpank: Thongs Of Virtue is our wonderful, full-figured sequel to DeathSpank but with more and better everything. Of course you and everyone you associate with will know that DeathSpank is our hilarious, exciting, highly rated action-RPG mixed with adventure gameplay. Some describe the series as “Diablo meets Monkey Island” but I’d rather describe it as “DeathSpank-Like”.

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

No doubt by now you’ve played through your multiple copies of the original DeathSpank game (thanks for buying those by the way) and wonder how we can possibly top the tooth and nail action? We wondered too but luckily we had a brainstorm. We took DeathSpank’s patented sword fighting action and added….guns! Guns in a video game? It’s crazy I know, but in the course of his new adventure entirely too many grenades, guns and bombs will be used in the search for Justice. Statistically speaking at least some of them will even be used correctly.

Oh and speaking of adventure, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue has even more adventure gameplay woven in with the slashing, bullet-shooting exciting combat. Many brains will be teased, fortune cookies opened and possibly internet FAQs consulted by our players in the name of a puzzling good time. DeathSpank: TOV was made at the same time as DeathSpank so we were able to take lessons learned on DeathSpank and craft an even better game with deeper adventure gameplay.

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Naturally his enemies are pretty well armed themselves with heavy machine guns, airstrikes and the latest in monocle technology to keep things nice and perky. The enemies are far more varied themselves and the bosses (if I may be so bold) are just excellent. We now have many times the number of big bosses that must die at your hand.

This sequel also gave us a nice chance to go all Michael Bay on things. Everything is bigger and more explody. You get a far larger world to adventure in and incredible environments and holiday-themed terrors that need to be filled with holes. There’s more quests that need to be done and more varied quests as well I should add. Oh and what’s this? A pirate ship? Yes DeathSpank gets to go a-plundering thanks to his ally Captain Taint, scourge of various seas.

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

Naturally DeathSpank’s not the sort of guy to adventure alone, friends of yours (or mine, I won’t judge) can jump in and jump out of co-op action using classic Sparkles or the all new Steve! Steve Von Prong was raised by multi-level marketing ninjas in the deadly ways of the unicorn. If you figure out what that means, please let us know as we’re quite curious.

Gamers who purchase DeathSpank: T.O.V. in its first week will also receive two pieces of free downloadable content: the Snowy Mountain Dungeon, a terrifying, ice-covered dungeon frozen in the North Pole where evil enemies of ice, flesh and terror dwell and a new playable co-op character, Sidekick Tankko. Half-man, half-spider and all awesome, Sidekick Tankko is a deadly warrior who spews mighty clouds of poison and entraps enemies with his inescapable web attacks.

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

That’s all I’ve got for now but I await questions! Let me have it internet and you will have answers in return. They may not be good answers but you get what you pay for around here.

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+ ethostar on September 20th, 2010 at 3:24 pm said:

Man, I couldn’t get enough of the first one. I was already thirsting for a sequel when this was announced. It’s like DeathSpank was listening to my cries and dispensed the justice of more DeathSpank!

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    + Chris Mitchell on September 20th, 2010 at 4:55 pm said:

    DeathSpank was listening! He’s like Santa Claus except without all the endless evil home invasions.


+ ResoundingFate on September 20th, 2010 at 3:31 pm said:

You guys need to stop saying this is DLC. It is a whole new completely new game separate from the original. You don’t need the first to play this one.

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    + Chris Mitchell on September 20th, 2010 at 4:55 pm said:

    I agree with Resounding Fate. This definitely isn’t DLC, it comes with free DLC if you buy it this week so how can it be DLC? That’d be like double DLC and be just crazy.


+ radiocaf on September 20th, 2010 at 3:32 pm said:

That’s what I was saying! My comment got deleted though. Weird.


+ ethostar on September 20th, 2010 at 3:38 pm said:

Could be a double post issue, radiocaf.


+ crazy_e_123 on September 20th, 2010 at 3:39 pm said:

anyone c it yet


+ ethostar on September 20th, 2010 at 3:43 pm said:

I don’t c OR see it, crazy_e_123, but I’m spending my day doing my dishes and waiting for DeathSpank and I have no regrets!


+ crazy_e_123 on September 20th, 2010 at 3:50 pm said:

nice man


+ Chance_Splinter on September 20th, 2010 at 3:51 pm said:

Loved DeathSpank. Sorry BladeKitten, this is a known quantity – and it’s full to the brim of awesome.


+ marlyt on September 20th, 2010 at 4:10 pm said:

Hell Yes!!!


+ marlyt on September 20th, 2010 at 4:12 pm said:

Cap’n Taint?!? Sounds like shi##y cereal

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    + Chris Mitchell on September 20th, 2010 at 4:56 pm said:

    Ironically Captain Taint did manufacture a breakfast cereal for a brief period between voyages but it didn’t catch on due due to the prune shortage of ’08.


+ crazy_e_123 on September 20th, 2010 at 4:21 pm said:

hey does anyone c it yet


+ Destiny89 on September 20th, 2010 at 4:25 pm said:

Im getting this, cant wait


+ crazy_e_123 on September 20th, 2010 at 4:26 pm said:

destiny do u c it


+ ethostar on September 20th, 2010 at 4:30 pm said:

The store and network is being slow, so I’m assuming it’s updating. Any minute now is my guess. Especially because it’s almost 5pm Pacific time.


+ crazy_e_123 on September 20th, 2010 at 4:35 pm said:

its 6 35 over here in bama so i mite give up on deathspank as deathspank would eat bacon


+ Jtenbroek on September 20th, 2010 at 4:43 pm said:

It won’t be out for a while, the store update at 9pm pacific I saw on another blog post..


+ crazy_e_123 on September 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm said:

u sure man bc idk


+ Curtisio on September 20th, 2010 at 4:50 pm said:

That seems like that was fast developement time to me, too.

Anyway, any chance for a bundle rate?


+ crazy_e_123 on September 20th, 2010 at 4:51 pm said:

idk man but im freakin waitin


+ crazy_e_123 on September 20th, 2010 at 4:53 pm said:

wens it gnna b here man bc that dude is responding to our question…… hey mr man can u tell me that its for sure gonna be cumin out today


+ ethostar on September 20th, 2010 at 4:55 pm said:

Your English is killing me, man. But Jtenbroek is right. Jeff replied on the NBA demo post citing a 9pm Pacific estimated time. Boo.


+ crazy_e_123 on September 20th, 2010 at 4:58 pm said:

ok then


+ Jtenbroek on September 20th, 2010 at 4:59 pm said:

So, Chris Mitchell, What thong do you wear?

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    + Chris Mitchell on September 20th, 2010 at 6:56 pm said:

    I have my day to day thongs and my special occasion thongs. Special occasion thongs swell to fully cover both cheeks.


+ crazy_e_123 on September 20th, 2010 at 5:06 pm said:



+ Prince_of_da_Bay on September 20th, 2010 at 5:25 pm said:

will our game saves from the 1st game carryover?


+ atone1382 on September 20th, 2010 at 5:59 pm said:

DeathSpank was super fun, and I enjoyed the game immensely. I have been looking forward to it’s sequel since it was announced. Day 1 download for sure.


+ SpyDudeFX on September 20th, 2010 at 6:00 pm said:

Chris thx for the info. Other devs have produced content for PS Home, so outside of simply not wanting to do it, I’m not sure what the reason could be. It’s really too bad you produce 360 exclusive content but don’t for PSN.


+ Esitasha on September 20th, 2010 at 6:08 pm said:

The first DeathSpank rocked. Now I’m just waiting for the Store to actually update so I can play the rest of the night away!


+ lionheart543 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:38 pm said:

So I’m getting this for sure my only question is there gonna be a M16 seeing as how I’m in th army I might be good with it in the game


+ emoplayer33 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:40 pm said:

damn it!! i should have waited i mean…i purchased deathspank last week…so that means get the free dlc?


+ ZeroAdiel on September 20th, 2010 at 7:41 pm said:

I can’t wait for the game. After 100% the first game, I can’t wait for this one.

Hurry and release it! I can’t wear my gaming thong all day!


+ SuperTiso on September 20th, 2010 at 8:39 pm said:

My problem and ultimately a lot of others is that Deathspank and the sequel seemed like the future workings of how “DLC” will work. Release half a game now, then release the other half for some absurd price. I think we’d all be fine had the game been some retail release or even a “full” game when it originally was released. Plus with a sequel coming out so soon, it feels we got burned. Shame I won’t get to try out a demo (assuming there is one) with Sony just being lazy as ever with updating. I guess I’ll see the store update on Wed now.


+ ethostar on September 20th, 2010 at 9:27 pm said:

The original Deathspank is easily a full $15 game. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, this is a sequel to a good game. The original was well worth it and there’s no reason to believe this game won’t be as well.


+ Zoodles95 on September 20th, 2010 at 9:32 pm said:

Just checked and no PSN update yet. I promise you though that I will be buying this and downloading it before I go to bed. The only bummer I see is no credit for getting level 20 in the first game. I wish the new game would give you a little bonus or “gift” for starting the game with 100% trophies from the first game. Something like a free dynamic theme and/or an avatar would be nice.

At any rate the original was well worth the $14.99 to me and I played this game pretty much non stop and I was excited to hear that a sequel was coming. I am SO pumped that it is already here. Please keep ’em coming guys!

BTW, I finished both chapters of the Penny Arcade. Would love to finish that story! Please release a chapter 3 if you could!


+ ethostar on September 20th, 2010 at 9:34 pm said:

Yeah, I got the 3.50 update, but no store update!

And I just saw Chris Mitchell’s replies. I am not married, Chris, but DeathSpank/Santa is welcome to propose.


+ Zoodles95 on September 20th, 2010 at 10:10 pm said:

Woo Hoo!

Just went back online and the PSN has updated. I have me a nice new Thong Of Virtue! I see some fun hours ahead later this week. Thanks Chris… Now please give the PS3 some more love and get us some Deathspank dynamic themes and avatars.


+ Seiven on September 20th, 2010 at 10:18 pm said:

Finally a little humor in a post…I am tired of the incessant whining and excuse making that goes on here…I might grab both games this week just because of some of your responses.

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    + Chris Mitchell on September 21st, 2010 at 3:45 pm said:

    See, it’s comments like this that keep me coming back to the internet. They also feed my children, but that’s just a side benefit.


+ xNemesiSx on September 20th, 2010 at 10:23 pm said:

I will pick up a PSN card (50 dollars) tomorrow early to buy Deathspank and other game im interested in, so many good Downloadable games. Like many people are saying and i agree they should make avatars and maybe some nice dynamic theme, i would love to have a deathspank avatar :P


+ Colinmo on September 20th, 2010 at 10:56 pm said:

Getting really twitchy reloading the PS3 store all the time. Why does it take so long to reach us in Aus? Curse you, Europe store linkage and American-ocentric release schedules!


+ Techni on September 21st, 2010 at 1:48 am said:

I submit an idea to the PS.Share blog every day, and many dont get posted. They dont tell me why. But when stuff like “Add a Super NINTENDO” emulator gets added it’s very disheartening to see things you cant possible do get chosen over my legitimate ideas.

Can you please force them to tell us why our ideas dont get posted and show where are ideas are in the queue to be read?


+ Techni on September 21st, 2010 at 1:50 am said:

@Chris Mitchell regarding Taint:
You may want to look up what that body part is.

It’s near the butt.

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    + Chris Mitchell on September 21st, 2010 at 3:46 pm said:

    They don’t call him Captain for nothing.


+ ninjahitmanchair on September 21st, 2010 at 4:32 am said:

OMG did I love the first Death Spank!Me and my brother would stay up till 3Am in the morning tackling quest.
We have beat it now and have every trophy for it.
I didn’t think another Death Spank would come so quick though.
I’m buying this no doubt,and for only 14.99 just like the first + 2 awesome add-ons and one is an extra side kick.
My brother will love that.Omg just noticed there will be guns too lol.
One question if you can get to it.
Will their still be Spelunker quest and will the quest take longer amounts of time

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    + Chris Mitchell on September 21st, 2010 at 1:18 pm said:

    The Spelunker is back with his host of mental issues. This time around he has a far greater number of caves that need exploring and some truly pointless dangers to face while you do so.


+ xNemesiSx on September 21st, 2010 at 10:57 pm said:

aaaaaa My cousin have an account in my PS3 and he was playing call of duty, he let the account logged and when i was gonna input the code for the 50 dollars PSN card i put it on his account, i was so piss. ooo well i still get to play the game and the others i bought but i wanted them on my account.

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