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Buy DeathSpank: Thongs Of Virtue Now And Get Free DLC

This is one way to keep you from seeing a review before you buy.

If you're already set on purchasing the recently released DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, it'd be wise to go ahead and spend your cash now instead of waiting until later. Why? Because EA and game creator Hothead Games are offering two bits of free downloadable content exclusively to launch week purchasers of the downloadable PSN and XBLA game.
 
Don't expect these to be stunning, time-adding additions, though. The first bit of content is an optional dungeon called, simply, "Snowy Mountain Dungeon." The other DLC is a more non-traditional piece of content dubbed "Sidekick Tankko," which adds an ogre sidekick for use with the game's co-op mode.

The PSN version of the Thongs of Virtue download, during its launch week promotional period (September 20-27), will already incorporate the promotional DLC. So, in other words, there'll be no need to dig around on the PS Store to find the free content. XBLA owners of Thongs of Virtue, however, will need to scour XBLM to find both starting today (September 22) until September 28.
 

 
After these periods, the free downloads will become paid downloads. Snowy Mountain Dungeon will be priced at 240 Microsoft Bucks or $2.99 on PSN, according to a press release, while "Sidekick Tankko" will sit at a hefty 80 Microsoft Banana Dollars or $0.99 on PSN.    
 
In other news, those chickens in that above picture are wearing hats. I'm so buying this game.
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Posted by BradNicholson

If you're already set on purchasing the recently released DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, it'd be wise to go ahead and spend your cash now instead of waiting until later. Why? Because EA and game creator Hothead Games are offering two bits of free downloadable content exclusively to launch week purchasers of the downloadable PSN and XBLA game.
 
Don't expect these to be stunning, time-adding additions, though. The first bit of content is an optional dungeon called, simply, "Snowy Mountain Dungeon." The other DLC is a more non-traditional piece of content dubbed "Sidekick Tankko," which adds an ogre sidekick for use with the game's co-op mode.

The PSN version of the Thongs of Virtue download, during its launch week promotional period (September 20-27), will already incorporate the promotional DLC. So, in other words, there'll be no need to dig around on the PS Store to find the free content. XBLA owners of Thongs of Virtue, however, will need to scour XBLM to find both starting today (September 22) until September 28.
 

 
After these periods, the free downloads will become paid downloads. Snowy Mountain Dungeon will be priced at 240 Microsoft Bucks or $2.99 on PSN, according to a press release, while "Sidekick Tankko" will sit at a hefty 80 Microsoft Banana Dollars or $0.99 on PSN.    
 
In other news, those chickens in that above picture are wearing hats. I'm so buying this game.
Posted by Railer

Interesting... Gotta think about picking this up though.

Edited by hedfone

,klhb
fuuuuuuuuu

Posted by Aeterna

I'll buy it regardless. I loved the first.

Posted by msavo

Still not interested.

Posted by junkrebel

Not sure if I'm terribly interested in playing the sequel so I may give this a miss. The first game was enjoyable but I didn't find either the gameplay or story to be compelling enough to want more.

Edited by inspectah

I just downloaded both for free without having to purchase the game .

Posted by Shasam

Might be worth noting that I have already downloaded this content on the Xbox WITHOUT buying the game. Maybe that's an error, which will go away soon, or just a European thing, but it may be worth checking out if you want the content and want to wait for a review, or whatever...

Posted by ManMadeGod

I clicked on the article and there was no comments. I go to write one and i wasn't signed in because i am on someone else's laptop. Dam u! 
 
Anyway: I still need to play the first deathspank.

Posted by Raymayne

Nothing will make me buy this game.

Posted by Xerxes8933A

You can download the DLC without buying the game as of right now.  On the 360 at least.

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Posted by Vorbis

I may have forgotten to finish the first Deathspank, I need more time!

Posted by RAGEosaurus

What the hell are you talking about? It's free even if you don't buy it now!!

Posted by Sogeman
@Xerxes8933A said:
" You can download the DLC without buying the game as of right now.  On the 360 at least. "
Yup, just download it on the console now, then wait until the game is cheaper ^^
Posted by nukesniper
@Sogeman said:
" @Xerxes8933A said:
" You can download the DLC without buying the game as of right now.  On the 360 at least. "
Yup, just download it on the console now, then wait until the game is cheaper ^^ "
I did this as well. Their mistake, my gain.
Posted by animathias

I quite enjoyed the first game, but I doubt I'll be picking this up unless the reviews are absolutely stellar. I've come to this decision because even though I found the game pretty funny in most spots, the name Deathspank is not funny, nor is the constant mentioning of thongs. Thongs haven't been funny since 1999, and out of pure principle I won't buy a game trying to make thongs a joke in the effing title unless the game turns out to be absolutely perfect.

Posted by scarace360

Maybe?

Posted by HellBrendy

Oh, it's out!  
 
I loved the first Deathspank

Posted by 234r2we232
The first game sounded awful to me. You cannot bribe me, game developers.
 
@hedfone said:
" ,klhb fuuuuuuuuu "
Thanks for the contribution.
Posted by Shigginator

The game title alone just sounds terrible lol
But hey, free DLC is free DLC

Posted by Afroman269

No thank you sir

Posted by MormonWarrior
@scarace360 said:
" Maybe? "
Never.
Posted by Krakn3Dfx

Played the demo of the first game, and the demo was about as much as I needed to play.
 
Trying to lure people into buying a mediocre sequel to a mediocre game by giving them mediocre DLC free for the first week (I just love it when DLC comes out at the same time as the game, as opposed to just being included in the game), dirtbag marketing for companies that know they're selling a big pile of Tauntaun innards.

Posted by bhhawks78

First deathspanks writing/voice acting was so bad I played only with mute+ podcast and mashed through half the shitty text.  This is shady as hell as well, no chance of a sale.  Doesn't help that the combat wasn't even good either.

Posted by radioactivez0r

The sub-headline makes no sense.  Of course there will be reviews up during the week of release.  That said, I still feel like there should be a bundle deal for both games.

Posted by Levio

A little preorder DLC is no where near as shady as those $200 preorder-only STO lifetime subscriptions.  Especially with how that game turned out.

Posted by Constable_Wiggum
@Railer said:
" Interesting... Gotta think about picking this up though. "
 
Why think?   Take this simple quiz to find out if you should get it.
 
Did you play the first one?   
If so, did you like the first one? 
If you didn't play the first one, does the concept of Diablo turned into a hack and slash instead of a point and click mashed up with a crap load of varied humor of the Maniac Mansion / Monkey Island variety fill you with joy and wonderment? 
 
If you answered yes to any of these, get it.
Posted by Readymade

Really liked the deadpan humour in the first one, I think im gonna pick this up. Also, the free DLC isn't bad incentive.

Posted by Milkman
Posted by Chango

Ehh I haven't even bothered to pass the first one.

Posted by Brunchies

Sorry Ron Gilbert, I still don't care.

Posted by Dustpan

I'm not made out of microsoft points!

Posted by Catfish666

Thanks, but no thanks.  
 
Though I appreciate the game's humor somewhat, the half-assed combat does it for me. Also, with game's shortish length, the leveling has a sense of meaningless to it; If I know I got a long road ahead (say, Fallout 3 and The Witcher) I feel I need to prepare with grinding, but with Deathspank I just wanted to blaze through it and felt frustrated when I needed more exp to progress. 
 
C'mon Ron, you can do better.

Posted by ColonelT

First game was a huge misfire; zero interest any more Deathspank.

Posted by WhytePanther

Well, if you're thinking about getting this on the 360, there's nothing stopping you from downloading the DLC now, and buying the game whenever you feel like it.  I just got the addons and hadn't even downloaded the trial yet (though I did after).
 
The first one was good, and I do feel like I want to play this, but just not right now.  Need another MS points sale or something first.

Posted by StandStrong

Loved number one & and hopes number two is going to be just as good - damn shame I had to get me 3 nice red lights on my dear old xbox yesterday. Oh well - Gameplay vids are just as much fun