DeathSpank Sequel Releasing Next Month

A sequel to Hothead Games' DeathSpank is going to be released next month on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue will see the titular hero thrust in a more modern setting--meaning guns--to destroy six "mystical thongs." Yes, thongs.

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"Granting great power to those who wear them, the thongs corrupted all those they touched--except DeathSpank. DeathSpank must find all six thongs and destroy them once and for all," explains the press release.

Kotaku reports that this title was developed in parallel with the original game, which was released just a month ago. The new title will not support online multiplayer, but will add a new co-op character: Steve, who has "ninjatastic Kung Fu moves." Sparkles the Wizard will return as a playable co-op character.

"Bigger, longer, harder--these were the words that drove us while we created the follow up to our introduction to the DeathSpank universe," said Vlad Ceraldi, director of game development for Hothead Games. "In T.O.V., we're taking action RPG fundamentals and adding loads of new creatures, environments, weapons and characters, while continuing to push the envelope with our signature humor."

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue will be released on September 21 (PSN) and September 22 (XBLA). It will run you $14.99 or 1200 MS Points.