BattleBlock Theater is an upcoming co-operative / competitive platformer video game and the third production from developer The Behemoth following Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers. Although the game has been announced only for XBLA, there is a possibility for a PC version but as Christine from The Behemoth stated, the game won’t be out to either platform this year.
In BattleBlock Theater, players create a character using shapes and different face styles and give them a weapon to use, and control them using a simple control system of running, jumping, punching and firing a weapon. Punching dazes an opponent, while jumping on their head kills them. Players on the same team can stand on each others heads and help their teammates up ledges.
Different weapons have different effects, ranging from explosive devices to effect inducing objects. Levels shown featured different types of blocks, including ones that self-destruct and ones with spikes, as well as hazards such as water and laser cannons.
Here is a trailer to give you a taste of it and let’s hope that the game will be released in early 2012 as there hasn’t been any specific release date as of yet!
BattleBlock Theater - The Original 2010 Trailer - by The Behemoth