Carrot In Hell: Wrath Of The Dead Rabbit

By Adam Smith on May 8th, 2012 at 3:00 pm.

What’s the best game with an exclamation mark in its title? Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit has one but I’m going to stop using it now because it’s awkward and silly, which could well be an accurate description of the game itself. Published by Sega and developed by Arkedo, who made three minimalist but stylish games for XBLIG and PSN, Hell Yeah is a loud tale of revenge, rubber duck shame tapes and the rabbity prince of Hell. The trailer below is so much in your face that you might end up mistaking it for your cheekbone and I’m not entirely sure that it’s my particular brand of madcap tea, but others may be more impressed by its cartoon violence.

There’s an earlier trailer as well, which I think we walked past in the street while pretending to be on the phone because a PC release hadn’t been confirmed at the time. Now that the game is coming to Steam, I suppose you might want to see this as well.

That one’s even louder!

Not quite as loud but decidedly more alarming is this, taken from a recent Arkedo blogpost showing off some monster designs.

I’ll let the website do the talking:

“Finally, we managed to get a recent picture of Patrick, our Producer within SEGA, so we could design a monster out of him. Our way to say thanks, and pay homage. Luckily enough, going by the photo, there wasn’t that much additional work needed -so this one was drawn quickly. Sometimes, good design only mimics nature, and we are fine with this…Its fate is to be squished by a giant sponge.”

Erk.

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  1. Mordsung says:

    I always enjoy the combination of cute and violent.

    There’s something magical about entrails spilling out of a cute cartoon character.

  2. HermitUK says:

    Zombie Jazz Jackrabbit!

    • eks says:

      The first thing to come to my mind was that it’s a “modern, violent, Jazz Jackrabbit”.

      e: This is a good thing.

        • LionsPhil says:

          And yet also more vibrant and garish.

          At least with Jazz Jackrabbit you could usually see what was happening on-screen.

        • Dr I am a Doctor says:

          Dude stop linking to pedo sites.

        • Mordsung says:

          It’s funny. “Darker and Edgier” is pretty overplayed, but it also does generally make most things better.

          For example, the picture of “Smurfs Hardcore”. Would this be “good”? Probably not, would it be better than normal smurfs? Definitely.

          The addition of violence makes just about anything better, even if it is a very cliche approach to things.

  3. Faldrath says:

    “What’s the best game with an exclamation mark in its title?”

    Stars!, surely?

    • Dr I am a Doctor says:

      Sid Meier’s Pirates!, of course.

      • Malk_Content says:

        My favourite name with an exclamation mark (and one of my favourite games in general) is: Holy Invasion of Privacy Badman! What Did I Do To Deserve This?

        Sadly more recent games in the series have shortened the name to No Heroes Allowed.

        • Ginger Yellow says:

          I understand they got cease and desist notices from DC/Warner.

    • LionsPhil says:

      Correct answer.

      Oh for one of the open source remakes of it to actually get somewhere, rather than the half-dozen half-baked ones.

  4. aliksy says:

    Is that patrick thing supposed to look like the X-rated, lovecraftian version of patrick from spongebob?

    • Squire says:

      Indeed, I think the ”Patrick The Producer” story is to stop them being sued.

      ‘Cause I’m pretty sure copying a character design exactly, bar sticking five[5] tits on it is copyright infringement.

    • Hoaxfish says:

      Who lives near a pineapple under the sea,
      with 5 flopping teettees that everyone can see!

  5. GallonOfAlan says:

    Is this the one that Stuart ‘Rev Stu’ Campbell is involved in? Looks nicely mental in a 3d Realms sort of way.

  6. Quarex says:

    Ahaha!!! A fart joke!!! Oh man, this game is RIGHT up my alley, 20 years ago, when I was 5.

    • SanguineAngel says:

      Yes, if they had only released their game 20 years ago. Now, of course, there are no adolescents left anymore so no one would find a fart joke funny

  7. MOKKA says:

    So this is what happenes to Max after he dies?

  8. LTK says:

    You’d think it takes a bit more than 100 views on an embarassing blog post for this prince to go on a vengeance-fueled rampage. Surely the Infernet has a lot more users than that?

    • LionsPhil says:

      Perhaps the rabbit world has far fewer…people…in it…

      …no, that doesn’t make any goddamn sense at all.

  9. mmalove says:

    What I want to know, is why this is the only game tagged “Hell Yeah!”

  10. Subv3rse says:

    Ok, so normally I wouldn’t make mention of such a thing, but the first trailer – PEGI 12 rated? Seriously?

  11. Meckell says:

    What I am getting from these trailers is that this is a game about a wheel skeleton.