Hothead Games has announced that their upcoming action-RPG Deathspank will be released on Playstation Network and the Xbox Live Arcade on July 13th and July 14th respectively. The game is designed by Ron Gilbert, the man behind 1990’s The Secret of Monkey Island and will be published by EA.
The game revolves around the the eponymous Deathspank and his mage-sidekick Sparkles. Describing the game as “Monkey Island meets Diablo“, developer Hothead Games indicates the game distinguishes itself by being an “honestly funny, fun videogame.” The main story mode is expected to take approximately ten to fifteen hours to complete, and can be played solo or through local cooperative play.
The game will be exclusively available for digital download through Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade, at $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft points respectively. A set of screenshots for Deathspank can be found after the jump.