Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Mediatonic has today revealed its first Xbox Live title, Foul Play: The Perilous and ENTIRELY ACCURATE adventures of Baron Dashforth. Foul Play is 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.
Playing as the Victorian daemon-hunter Baron Dashforth, players can smash, strike, banish and beat their way through hordes of wildly costumed extras as you recount your incredible life story live on stage – watch awe-inspiring scene changes play out before your eyes, fires will rage, pyramids will rise, castles will crumble, and deadly monstrosities will burst forth.
Players must thrill the baying audience by performing shattering takedowns, throws and reversals and string together awesome attacks as the Baron, or have a friend join as your loyal companion Scampwick.
“Baron Dashforth is like James Bond crossed with Baron Munchausen, except set in the late Victorian era, and he fights daemons instead of evil dudes, and I don’t THINK James Bond ever put on a play… and everything he claims to have happened is true. Probably.” exclaims Creative Producer, Jeff Tanton
“It’s this incredible fusion of arcade brawler, crowd-pleasing mechanics, over-the-top characters, and unique setting that’ll make Foul Play so much fun – working on the Xbox LIVE Arcade platform for the first time is very exciting, we’re getting to throw a whole bunch of awesome stuff into the mix that just wouldn’t have been possible before!”
“As a studio, we’re focused on creating digital games that are packed full of life and character. We invest a lot of time in building worlds and stories that extend beyond the games we create” said Paul Croft, Director of Games. “Foul Play felt like the perfect fit for Xbox LIVE Arcade and we’re SUPER excited to be bringing it to life on the platform.