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2:00 PM on 05.14.2014

PC Port Report: BattleBlock Theater

When BattleBlock Theater originally released last year for Xbox 360, we loved it. The cooperative platforming, secret-hunting, and unmistakable Behemoth style came together into one solid, surprisingly large package. Soon, it...

Darren Nakamura

4:45 PM on 05.01.2014

You can play BattleBlock Theater on Steam in two weeks

It's taking longer for The Behemoth to release BattleBlock Theater on Steam than we would've liked but that's business as usual. It'll get here when it gets here, which is not too much further out: the former Xbox Live Arcade...

Jordan Devore



The Behemoth is working on an undisclosed Xbox One game photo
The Behemoth is working on an undisclosed Xbox One game
by Chris Carter

[Update: We've acquired a weird piece of art for the game that Behemoth is calling "Game 4."]

The Behemoth is apparently working on an undisclosed project for the Xbox One, Destructoid has learned while attending PAX East. No details were given, but it will be playable this year, and there will be more info doled out at major cons like SDCC and Pax Prime.

Expect more information as we get it, but since this is Behemoth we're talking about -- it may be a long time before we get to play the final build.

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1:30 PM on 04.09.2014

Pick up Castle Crashers and Battleblock Theater on the cheap this week

Have you heard that The Behemoth makes some pretty good games? It's true! Castle Crashers and Battleblock Theater are two such examples, and you can pick them each up for under $5 on Xbox Live this week. Now, there...

Brett Makedonski

12:30 PM on 03.04.2014

Worth the wait: BattleBlock Theater headed to Steam

The Behemoth's humorous platformer BattleBlock Theater will soon shed its Xbox Live Arcade exclusivity with a release on Steam. A final date hasn't been given yet, but a closed beta is tentatively planned for March 24 - 31, ...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 02.03.2014

The Behemoth to co-sponsor indie game event BitSummit

Japanese indie dev event BitSummit is set to kick off in early March in Kyoto. Last year's event was a huge success, and its organizers are working hard to create an even better follow-up for this year.  The Behemoth has...

Dale North

10:30 AM on 09.13.2013

The Behemoth is holding a 50% off Xbox Live Arcade sale

The Behemoth is celebrating their 10th anniversary (and Dan Paladin's birthday week -- happy birthday Dan!), and to celebrate, you can get Alien Hominid HD, Castle Crashers, and BattleBlock Theater for 50% off on the Xbox Liv...

Chris Carter





8:30 PM on 04.29.2013

When it is acceptable to be a thoughtless bastard

There are not many times when being an inconsiderate jerk to somebody winds up being to the benefit of everyone involved, and BattleBlock Theater should be celebrated for providing such opportunities. Sure, Jordan repea...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:45 PM on 04.26.2013

BattleBlock Theater is built on foundation of suffering

Not even God himself could sink this production. We have a couple new episodes of Couch Campaign today as we venture even deeper into BattleBlock Theater. Our fifth segment, seen above, is actually a replay of an area for wh...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:30 PM on 04.24.2013

Cats, poop, and repeated failure to communicate

Jordan and I have been having an absolute blast with BattleBlock Theater. Playing it in two-player amplifies the humor of the game to no small degree. The jokes are funnier because you have someone to laugh at them with, but...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:35 PM on 04.22.2013

We have become entertainment for cats

Jordan and I have been waiting impatiently for BattleBlock Theater since it was first announced an eternity ago, so we wasted no time in firing it up for the second sortie in our Couch Campaign. Today, we present our first foray into the colorful platformer filled with cats, traps, poop jokes and mystery. It's a lot like our day-to-day lives, when you get right down to it.

Conrad Zimmerman

10:15 AM on 04.11.2013

The Behemoth details how to get featured in BattleBlock

I'm still playing (and loving) BattleBlock Theater, and the time has come for player created playlists to shine. As such, developer The Behemoth has provided fairly detailed instructions on how to get your playlist featured o...

Chris Carter

8:30 PM on 04.05.2013

Boba Fett, Blood Dragon, and Battleblock Theater

Hey gang! Unfortunately, we didn't do a live Destructoid Show today, but we still did one. And it's probably a little bit weird.  The big sad news is that Disney carried out Order 66 on LucasArts. Sadder still, Star War...

Max Scoville



Review: BattleBlock Theater photo
Review: BattleBlock Theater
by Chris Carter

After nearly five years of development time, BattleBlock Theater is finally here. Following the success of Castle Crashers, it would stand to reason that The Behemoth has some big shoes to fill, and for many, the suspense is killer.

So I'll just cut to the chase here: it was worth the wait if you're a platforming fan.

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10:30 PM on 04.02.2013

BattleBlock Theater has unlocks for loyal Behemoth fans

The Behemoth has outlined some special perks players of BattleBlock Theater will get if they have also purchased the developer's prior games. Owning Castle Crashers or Alien Hominid HD on Xbox 360 wi...

Conrad Zimmerman



A history of BattleBlock Theater, from start to finish photo
A history of BattleBlock Theater, from start to finish
by Chris Carter

For many Behemoth fans, the wait for BattleBlock Theater has felt like an eternity. In some ways, it really has been, as these past four or five years have been approximately half of a console's lifecycle.

But what went on during all that time? Surely it couldn't have all been spent on development, right? I had a chance to sit down with The Behemoth's Ian Moreno and John Baez, to talk about self-publishing, beta testing, Microsoft, and a whole lot more.

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