04 Mar

It was announced today that EA Partners, an offshoot of Electronic Arts will be publishing Ron Gilbert’s DeathSpank in conjuction with indie publisher Hothead Games.  The game will release later this year on PSN and XBLA.

Gilbert, the industry veteran behind the Monkey Island series, has been working on the game since 2004 and it has been “described by top scientists as Monkey Island meets Diablo.”  In the game, you’ll play the titular DeathSpank; Dispenser of Justice, Vanquisher of Evil, and Hero to the Downtrodden.  Press releases promise a swashbuckling adventure involving a mythical object known as ‘The Artifact,’ Thongs of Virtue, loads of looting, and Gilbert’s trademark humor and wit.  You can check out all of the trailers and teasers at the official website and have a gander at some screenshots in the gallery below.

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