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DeathSpank Teasers To Delight And Confuse

Wearing his Thong Of Justice.

Ron “Grumpy Gamer” Gilbert’s forthcoming DeathSpank has been quiet for a while. But now, all of a sudden, we have three teaser trailers to enjoy. Or be completely confused by. The game, which he says is coming out in 2009, has a booth at PAX, but there’s no need to travel all the way there when you can watch the videos below.

For those trying to fathom what DeathSpank actually is, it seems it’s a Penny Arcade Game-ish cross between traditional adventure and RPG. Although Gilbert has said the RPG side of things will be closer to Diablo. A while back 1Up reported Hothead’s Joel DeYoung attempting to explain:

“In terms of the adventure side of it, Ron wants to make it more like a classic adventure game, with puzzles that are more involved… I was recently talking with Ron Gilbert about a multi-tiered game that seems like Diablo on the surface. You can choose to play it straightforward and enjoy it. But if you play again and take time to explore, it opens up and reveals new depth and story.”

Bemused much. So, make sense of this lot:

Not that we should listen to anything Gilbert says, after his recent post claiming not only that the excellent new Batman movie was “poo”, but also that the utterly awful Unbreakable was the only good superhero movie ever. Sure, you made Monkey Island or whatever, but… Damn. That’s a really powerful thing to have done. But he’s still wrong.

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