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EA and Hothead Games Vanquish Evil as Hit RPG DeathSpank Comes to PC

Save Orphans and Dispense Justice as the Summer’s Funniest Downloadable Hero Debuts on PC Today

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Hothead Games(TM) announced today that DeathSpank, the critically acclaimed, fiendishly funny action role playing game (RPG), is now available for download on PC for $14.99 via Steam, Valve Corporation’s delivery and management platform. Developed under the direction of industry veteran Ron Gilbert, DeathSpank combines unique humor and wit with fast, addictive, action-RPG gameplay. Recently awarded IGN’s Editor’s Choice for the PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360(R) videogame and entertainment system, DeathSpank will take PC players on an epic adventure through crazy quests in a vast world filled with vibrant, eccentric and hilarious characters.

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EA and Hothead Games’ Hit Action RPG DeathSpank Debuts on PC and Mac

The World’s Greatest Downloadable Hero Leaps Onto New Platforms

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Hothead Games(R) announced today that the critically acclaimed action role-playing game (RPG), DeathSpank(TM), will be available on PC for $14.99 on October 26. Starting today, gamers will receive a 10% discount when they pre-order DeathSpank on PC via Steam, Valve Corporation’s delivery and management platform. Additionally, gamers can pre-order the Shank and ‘Spank Bundle on Steam, which pairs DeathSpank with Klei Entertainment’s Shank(TM)*, and receive 15% off of the entire bundle. Developed under the direction of industry veteran Ron Gilbert, DeathSpank combines unique humor and wit with fast, addictive action-RPG gameplay. Recently awarded IGN’s Editor’s Choice for the PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360(R) videogame and entertainment system, DeathSpank takes players on an epic adventure through crazy quests in a vast world filled with vibrant, eccentric and hilarious characters. Currently available on PlayStation(R) Network and Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade, DeathSpank will also be released on Mac OSX; availability to be announced.

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FADE: PSN worth over $100m USD lifetime, DeathSpank leads July sales

August 26, 2010 – Analysis firm Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment, LLC (FADE) announced today the release of their inaugural report tracking sales of downloadable games on the Playstation Network (PSN), specifically covering over 100 PS3 titles with trophy support. The initial report shows a market worth over $100 million USD lifetime.

With reports available for all three console downloadable services, direct comparisons can be made between PSN and its main competitors. Both indie games such as Flower and Fat Princess have found great success on PSN, while multi-platform titles such as Battlefield 1943 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 have recorded decent numbers as well. The top PSN seller should come as no surprise, as ‘Battlefield 1943′ maintains a commanding lead as the best-seller on the platform in terms of revenue, at $6.6 million USD. Comparatively, the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) version of Battlefield 1943, launched the same week as its PSN counterpart, has taken in approximately $15.2 million.

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EA and Hothead Games Reveal DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

The Summer’s Greatest Downloadable Hero Returns to Save The Day on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Aug 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and leading independent developer Hothead Games(TM) announced DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, the follow-up to the delightfully twisted and fiendishly addictive action RPG, DeathSpank. Featuring the trademark humor found in the original, Thongs of Virtue centers on DeathSpank’s journey through a massive war-torn land; explore the North Pole and the high seas to locate six mystical thongs to bring peace and harmony to the universe. DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (T.O.V.) will be available for download on PlayStation(R)Network on September 21, 2010 for $14.99 and Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade on September 22, 2010 for 1200 Microsoft Points.

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PR – EA and Hothead Games Demand You Download DeathSpank Today… If You Feel Like It

Conquer a Massive World, Defeat Flocks of Evil Chickens and Dispense Justice as the Summer’s Funniest Hero is Available Today

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jul 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Hothead Games today announced that DeathSpank(TM), an action-RPG blending epic storytelling, addictive gameplay, humor and evil chickens, is available for download today on PlayStation(R)Network for $14.99 and tomorrow on Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade for 1200 Microsoft points. Developed under the direction of The Secret of Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert, DeathSpank takes players through a heroic adventure in the boots of the titular hero DeathSpank as he hacks and slashes his way through epic quests in a vast world filled with vibrant, eccentric and terrifying characters.

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DeathSpank - Demon Poop Hammer Trailer

Actually this is the ‘Epic Weapons’ trailer but ‘Demon Poop Hammer’ sounded a lot more interesting.

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Official DeathSpank website and DeathSpam launched

Today DeathSpank announced, care of Hothead, the grand opening of his auspicious new fan club and “spanking” new website.

Hothead Games have forwarded the contents of a personal note written by DeathSpank himself, in which he expresses his wish for everyone to join in and sign up.

In the note, DeathSpank also reveals his reply address and plans for lots of DeathSpank updates through DeathSpam and the social media channels, twitter and facebook. And we mean lots.

The new website, www.deathspank.com is now live and will introduce you to the DeathSpank game and all other DeathSpank related announcements.

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DeathSpank (PS3 Xbox360) Trailer

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DeathSpank spanks PSN and XBLA this July

(Quite Possibly) The Funniest RPG Ever Made Serves up A Healthy Heaping of Humor this Summer

Redwood City, CA. – June 22, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and leading independent developer Hothead Games announced today that the upcoming downloadable action-RPG, DeathSpankTM, will be released on July 13th for PlayStation®Network and July 14th for Xbox LIVE® Arcade. Gain quests from a colorful cast of characters, and vanquish evil with fast and furious action as DeathSpank scours the world for a mystical artifact. Developed under the direction of The Secret of Monkey Island creator and industry icon Ron Gilbert, DeathSpank combines Gilbert’s unique humor and wit with fast, addictive action-RPG gameplay, making for a hilarious and massive epic quest for justice.

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EA Partners and Hothead Games Team up to Deliver DeathSpank (XBLA PSN) in 2010

EA to Publish the Latest Game from Industry Icon Ron Gilbert

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Mar 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and leading independent developer Hothead Games announced today an exclusive publishing agreement that will bring DeathSpank to Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade and PlayStation(R)Network in 2010. Developed under the vision of The Secret of Monkey Island creator and industry icon Ron Gilbert, DeathSpank blends a story filled with Gilbert’s unique humor and wit with classic and addictive action RPG gameplay.

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