Mastertronic, Devolver Digital and Mediatonic have announced that Foul Play will be released for the Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC via Steam and Get Games on September 18th.
Foul Play comes as a side-scrolling brawler that rewards performance over pummelling, and as the lead actor in the greatest show on earth it’s your job to keep the audience on the edge of their seats
Players take on the role of the Victorian daemon-hunter Baron Dashforth and will need to smash their way through hordes of extras as you will go through your life story live in stage. You willwatch awe-inspiring scene changes play out before your eyes, fires will rage, pyramids will rise, castles will crumble, and deadly monstrosities will burst forth.
There will be the chance to perform shattering takedowns, throws and reversals so perfect you’d swear they were choreographed backstage! String together awesome attacks as the Baron, or have a friend join as your loyal companion Scampwick. Electrify the spectators with linked and special attacks in order to win the audience with flair and showmanship, and use every stage-trick you know to bring the house down!.
Paul Croft, Director of Games stated:
It’s incredibly exciting to be partnering with Devolver and Mastertronic to bring Foul Play to Steam and XBLA. As a studio we’re focused on building games with creative narrative and interesting characters – we feel Foul Play exemplifies those values. We’ve been working on the game for several years and it’s the biggest title we’ve ever built so we’re can’t wait to release it!
Jeff Tanton, Producer added:
Baron Dashforth is this normally reclusive daemon-hunter who’s decided for ONE NIGHT ONLY to put on the greatest show on earth – promising to reveal ALL the secrets of his incredible life story. We’ve poured so much love into bringing this game to the stage, and are beyond excited that people will finally get their hands on the world’s first vaudevillian-crowd-pleasing-arcade-brawler. The Baron has an audacious plan…and trust me, the truth behind the Foul Play is worth the wait!
Finally, Andy Payne, CEO of Mastertronic followed up saying:
We are incredibly honoured to be working with Mediatonic, a developer we have admired for some time as well as working with our friends at Devolver Digital again. In this new digital age, we are looking forward to helping Mediatonic make Foul Play the worldwide hit that it deserves to be.
A trailer has also been released. Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.