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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 BradNicholson

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.

Edited by Ladnar

yes, love how TP makes themselves part of the game and can only hope for more of the same.

Posted by scarace360

Twisted pixel be trollin

Posted by BrickRoad

Ms. Pac Man will have something to say about this. Namely 'wacca'.

Posted by Ketchupp

April Fools already?

Posted by AverageGreg

Stoked for this big time, Splosion Man was the tits

Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@Ketchupp said:
" April Fools already? "
No it is official. The game was very popular. They would be foolish not to follow up. 
Posted by Zaxex

Twisted Pixel are the right level of insane. Sold.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85

Yo she's got a bow.

Posted by MrNukNuk

I <3 twisted pixel.  I watched the gametrailers review on my DVR.  Josh, you crack me up.

Posted by guiseppe

Sexy. And good for Splosion Man! :D

Posted by Krystal_Sackful

How does the bow not burn?

Posted by MormonWarrior

I never beat Splosion Man. Not because it was too hard, but it was just kinda boring after a while. The controls often seemed just enough off to screw me up, and some of the levels are just stupidly built. These guys do quirky-funny well, but they don't build very good games...

Posted by abdo

Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

Posted by ApolloBob

If you asked me, Twisted Pixel made themselves TOO much a part of Comic Jumper and it suffered for it.  We all created cartoons in grade school - doesn't mean those deserve to made into a game once you get to make videogames for a living and stroke your lifelong ego.  No wonder the game was hollow and juvenile.  This could be solid depending on what they do with it.

Posted by nintendoeats

I appreciate this.

Posted by Rmack

So what's the difference between Spolsion Man and Ms. Splosion Man?

Posted by buft

awesome, i cant wait until the lawsuit for twisted pixel "stepping outside of their distribution agreement"

Posted by Lobst

Psyched as hell about this. 'Splosion Man was awesome, and now it gets a girl character. 
 
Hoping for more variety, more checkpoints, better online, and additional goals that cater specifically to ultra-patient memorization freaks like myself.

Posted by Zimbo

Shouldn't it be Ms Splosion Woman?

Posted by PaulyBoy

I shall follow Twisted Pixel to the end and back. One of the few developers I will invest into.

Posted by Harlo37

She's hot.
 
/rimshot

Posted by bko

Hope this also signals a return to moderating all that self-aware humor. Comic Jumper went way overboard and was just obnoxious (in addition to playing poorly).

Posted by Getz
@Krystal_Sackful said:
" How does the bow not burn? "
Do not question it.
Posted by FreakAche

Every developer making games for XBLA could learn a thing or two from Twisted Pixel.

Posted by madroxcide
@Zimbo said:
" Shouldn't it be Ms Splosion Woman? "
I thought the same but with all the pacman stuff recently it reminds me of pacman and ms pacman, might be a shout toward that.  
 
Regardless i loved splosion man so i'm excited that they are doing this. 
Posted by mrsmiley

loved the first game, and i'm sure i'll love the second.

Posted by Sharpless
@Zimbo said:
" Shouldn't it be Ms Splosion Woman? "
thatsthejoke.jpg
Posted by carlthenimrod

Awesome. I love that they aren't being lazy and slapping a 2 on it.

Posted by Little_Socrates

Lawl, this game already earned my money. XD

Posted by Sammo21

Day 1 purchase, confirmed.

Posted by Workinonit24

Shes got a cute butt!

Posted by Alphazero

Everybody loves a small salad, I know I do, everybody loves a small salad, let's have just one or two.

Posted by Steamboat

Rule 34!

Posted by NickyDubz

Shes got a bow what did u expect me to do  she wouldnt dress like that if she didnt want it

Posted by TheMasterDS

Fantastic! I enjoyed Sposion man, though the fact that it only gained difficulty by making it less forgiving was terrible.

Posted by angelfan91

It's Ms. Splosion Man, so she's still single?
Posted by darkjester74

Dude, EVERYBODY loves donuts!

Posted by EgoCheck616

Sigh. Still no love for PSN / Steam.

Posted by D34dM4n
@darkjester74: i know i do
Posted by MysteriousBob

Meh. I own the original and it bores me to tears. If they mixed up the level designs I might have stuck with it.

Posted by Vinchenzo

First wasn't that fun so... no.

Posted by Azteck
@Zimbo said:
" Shouldn't it be Ms Splosion Woman? "
Wasn't called Ms Pacwoman.
Posted by MaFoLu

Ms. Splosion Man should say "wacca wacca wacca" when running...

Posted by Monk

So much time between now and a year later. I guess they want to hype it up since Comic Jumper probably under performed for them. 

Posted by Raven_Sword

lol, they take the pacman route. kinda funny. Probaly will be cool, im mad I didnt get the first game when it was like 5 bucks last week.
Posted by Floppypants

Well, I thought the first game was pretty horrible, so this is an easy pass.

Posted by Sovereign13

Is it April already?

Posted by CookieMonster
@MysteriousBob said:
" Meh. I own the original and it bores me to tears. If they mixed up the level designs I might have stuck with it. "
My thoughts exactly. I couldn't play it for more than 10 minutes.
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