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Twisted Pixel Announces Ms. Splosion Man

Due out in Fall 2011!

The next game from indie developer Twisted Pixel Games is a "sequel" to 2009's Xbox Live Arcade success Splosion Man. Its name? Ms. Splosion Man.  What? You expected Splosion Man 2 or something?

Actually, the fact that Ms. Splosion Man isn't named "Splosion Man 2" is pretty important to Twisted Pixel. According to studio COO Josh Bear, Twisted Pixel isn't interested in making sequels unless the sequel provides the studio with the opportunity to improve and add to the original game. Ms. Splosion Man, a completely new character and also game, is a representation of this ideal.   

"We have never wanted to make a sequel to one of our games unless we thought it made sense, that we could add more to it and actually make a better game," Bear told Joystiq. "I think with Splosion Man a follow-up was something we really wanted to do, and that is why you never saw DLC for that game.  
"We could have churned out new levels, but we wouldn't have had the time to add in new gameplay puzzles or cool new character stuff. But we didn't just want to do Splosion Man 2, it had to be something a little more interesting." 
== TEASER ==Unfortunately, there's not much more we can share with you. The press release, which does a fair amount of joking only has one more detail: Ms. Splosion Man is due out in Fall 2011.  
Here's that press release, by the way.

AUSTIN, TX – December 2, 2010 – Twisted Pixel Games was pleased to announce today that their subsidiary, Big Science, has captured the Splosion Man and guaranteed the safety of all humankind. Many remember the terrifying events of July 2009: Splosion Man's horrifying rampage through Big Science laboratories that meated hundreds of scientists and caused untold damage to their underground laboratories. Eye witnesses reported widespread destruction and a staggering number of t-bones and fillets left in his wake.

Today that ends, with Twisted Pixel releasing footage of the successful capture of the renegade experiment. The scientists speak with new-found confidence about their success. Says Dr. Wilson, "Even if some sort of newer, stronger, better threat were created, our newest security measures and fiendish traps would be more than enough to contain it. We've made incredible advances in our technology over this past year.... Not that there would ever be a use for any of it."

Dr. Henry was quick to add, "Our lab, our equipment - everything has had functionality improvements and visual overhauls, and our company has expanded to some incredible new locations. It's all pristine and beautiful - decadent environments that we are very happy no experiment gone wrong will ever rampage through." Dr. Henry paused briefly before continuing, "I don't even know why I'm mentioning that, because it's 100% guaranteed that Splosion Man will never be a threat to us again."

When asked if there was any risk of overconfidence amongst the scientists, Dr. Riley was quick to interject. "Why? What's going to happen, some sort of freak accident in the after party that creates a "Ms. Splosion Man" mere seconds after Splosion Man's capture? And then the Ms. Splosion Man goes on some monster tear in the fall of 2011? Yeah right. Not very likely."

Twisted Pixel Games reiterates that despite the fact that nothing could possibly go wrong during today's events, should any newsworthy event occur, they will release as much information as possible in the coming months.

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Posted by Parabole

The only thing I remember about Splosion Man is that if you choose the easy difficulty, the game makes Splosion man wear a tutu/skirt. It might have come as a late revelation to go from a year later "you know, he's already wearing a skirt..." My point is she's pink, wears a bow, why not just give her high heels and a skirt!

Posted by Andorski

Not to hate on Twisted Pixel, but 'Splosion Man has been the only game of theirs that I have enjoyed, so I'm glad their going back for a sequel.  Improve and/or remove the boss sections and I'm all in.

Posted by televisionomy

Ok that's weird.

Posted by StudLeeHunwell

cant wait splosion man was the best live game of 09

Posted by Admp

maybe i should try splosion man.
Posted by Radarscope1

LOL at "Spolsion Woman" ... Good grief, people. You like video games enough to have an account on a site like GB and yet you've never heard of Ms. Pac-Man?? Are you effing kidding me?!?
Great to see a new game is coming. I expect it will be pretty much like SM but with a handful of new mechanics, enemies and backgrounds. And of course, even more of TP's trademark weird humor. I love the way indie developers like TP and Team Meat do off-the-wall marketing like this.

Posted by CLinendoll

Just bought Splosion Man for $2 on sale. I'm very intrigued to see what Twisted Pixel has up their sleeve for this. Comic Jumper was good, hilarious in spots, but the gameplay was weak.

Posted by Kyle
@Radarscope1 said:
" LOL at "Spolsion Woman" ... Good grief, people. You like video games enough to have an account on a site like GB and yet you've never heard of Ms. Pac-Man?? Are you effing kidding me?!?"
This. Shame on all of you.
Posted by Titl

Man, they are the worst science people ever.

Posted by animathias

Wow, people are getting angry for others not liking the name, simply because of Ms. Pac-Man? Hate to break it to you, but Ms. Pac-Man is a terrible name for a video game. ;) Namco didn't even make Ms. Pac-Man, Midway did behind their backs. It's only part of the Pac-Legacy because it was a fun game, but the name was terrible (though Namco still doesn't like mentioning it in their archives.)

Kudos to the Twisted Pixel guys for a nod to the past, but it's still a bad naming strategy (and would be much funnier if they made up a developer name and treated this like an unauthorized sequel, then I'd be behind the name 100%.)

Posted by WilliamRLBaker

Don't know it kind of seems lame..Ms.Splosion man? comeon... 

Posted by hans11

Funny name! Is it worth to play??

Posted by Habearu

There is something to be said for the classics, but this time you get to blow cocky scientists to meaty chunks, with a bow, liked it before will probably like this one too, hopefully there is more to it then just a clone game of the first one but we will have to wait and see.