DeathSpank Dispenses Justice on July 13th (and 14th)

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Ron Gilbert’s humor-filled, loot-happy action-RPG DeathSpank officially has a launch date. EA and Hothead games confirmed today that the game will launch for PSN on July 13th and for XBLA the next day on July 14th. It will cost $14.99 / 1200 Microsoft Points.

DeathSpank is the new action-RPG from The Secret of Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert, combining the charm and wit of the Monkey Island series with the addictive loot harvesting and monster slashing of Diablo. Sure sounds like a winning combo to me!

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Redwood City, CA. – June 22, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and leading independent developer Hothead Games announced today that the upcoming downloadable action-RPG, DeathSpank™, will be released on July 13th for PlayStation®Network and July 14th for Xbox LIVE® Arcade. Gain quests from a colorful cast of characters, and vanquish evil with fast and furious action as DeathSpank scours the world for a mystical artifact. Developed under the direction of The Secret of Monkey Island creator and industry icon Ron Gilbert, DeathSpank combines Gilbert’s unique humor and wit with fast, addictive action-RPG gameplay, making for a hilarious and massive epic quest for justice.

The game puts players in the mighty boots of DeathSpank, the “Dispenser of Justice”, “Vanquisher of Evil” and “Hero to the Downtrodden”. His life-long destiny is to embark on an epic journey in search of a mysterious artifact known only as, “The Artifact”. DeathSpank will feature local co-op gameplay, allowing friends to team up on the same console as both DeathSpank and his trusty sidekick, Sparkles the Wizard. Sparkles’ abilities are magical, serving as the perfect complement to DeathSpank’s weapons-based attacks as the duo battle against the intolerant minions of injustice.

Along the way DeathSpank and Sparkles will rescue some orphans, defeat a local tyrant, help an aging adventurer, and dive headlong into an even deeper mystery in an epic action-RPG that includes collecting loot, solving crazy puzzles, witty dialogue, collecting loot, a ton of weapons, fun and accessible action, and of course, collecting loot.

DeathSpank will be available for download beginning July 13, 2010 on the PlayStation Network for $14.99, and July 14, 2010 on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points. DeathSpank is rated “T” for teen by the ESRB. For more information on DeathSpank, please visit, www.deathspank.com.

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