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Reviewed: 9/10: Superb
( xbox360 version reviewed )





10:15 AM on 07.16.2014

BattleBlock Theater is now on Games With Gold

BattleBlock Theater is a great platformer (especially when played cooperatively), and now it's free on Games with Gold on the Xbox 360. Gotham City Imposters is out, and BattleBlock is in, with all its "buckle your ...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 05.29.2014

The mad cute doodles that birthed BattleBlock Theater

Here's the bar napkin pitch -- or at least high school textbook margin doodle pitch -- for BattleBlock Theater, which just recently saw its Steam release. The Behemoth posted Art Director Dan Paladin's sketches to its site. Pretty neat to see some of the early concepts that were floating around before hot code was ever fed through computers. And it's also so damn cute.

Steven Hansen




9:00 AM on 05.17.2014

Get special unlocks if you own both BattleBlock Theater and Castle Crashers

BattleBlock Theater came out this past week on Steam, and there's a ton of discounts to take advantage of if you haven't picked it up just yet. For instance if you already own Castle Crashers you'll get BattleBlock for 35% o...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




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




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




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




11:00 AM on 04.03.2013

Review: BattleBlock Theater

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.

Chris Carter




1:00 PM on 04.02.2013

A history of BattleBlock Theater, from start to finish

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 du...

Chris Carter




4:00 PM on 03.19.2013

BattleBlock Theater FINALLY has a release date

Yes, the wait has been quite long but now it's almost over. The Behemoth's BattleBlock Theater will be out on April 3, 2013. Hey, that's my birthday! You'll be able to pick up the game on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 Microsoft ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




6:30 PM on 02.26.2013

BattleBlock Theater coming out Spring 2013

The Behemoth's BattleBlock Theater, first announced way back in 2009, looks to be finally arriving this Spring. The official beta starts this Thursday, and once that's out of the way we might finally see the release of the g...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




9:30 PM on 12.14.2012

Don't worry: BattleBlock Theater is still a thing

Remember that one time we saw that teaser image for Battleblock Theater and got all excited? It feels like that was ages ago. Well, that was because it was nearly three years ago, and the game has been hit with delay after de...

Chris Carter




7:30 PM on 11.18.2011

The dead rise again in this BattleBlock Theater update

The fine folks over at The Behemoth have shined the spotlight on a new set of prisoners for the upcoming Battleblock Theater. The two new prisoners are the undead duo of Prisoner #10334 (a.k.a The Mummy) ...

Jason Cabral




11:00 PM on 11.03.2011

BattleBlock Theater is all about being cool

BattleBlock Theater, by The Behemoth, has humor, murder, cuteness and now ice. A new video has just been released with some gameplay footage that introduces prisoner #10330 and the ice levels. While I would have liked some more voiced story trailers, this one shows off the game, so I suppose I'm okay with it. The real question here is, can that guy narrate my life?

Victoria Medina




6:46 PM on 08.28.2011

Battleblock Theater is Battlebloody Brilliant

A hi-res, hand-drawn, downloadable game in which cute characters are imprisoned by maniacal cats who force them to act in lethal plays for their amusement. Sounds like a game from The Behemoth to me! I played Battleblock Theater at PAX this weekend and was so impressed I made sure it got a Destructoid Game of the Show nomination. It was just that much silly, outrageous, beautifully violent fun!

Jim Sterling




6:30 PM on 07.30.2011

BattleBlock Theater still not out, here's a new cinematic

Comic-Con attendees had an opportunity to play The Behemoth's BattleBlock Theater this year, which ought to be a sign that the game is just around the corner. However, I played what felt like a near-complete build at PAX Eas...

Tony Ponce




6:05 PM on 07.23.2011

SDCC: Behemoth's big ol' BattleBlock Theater arcade cabs

There's always a huge crowd in The Behemoth's booth here at Comic-Con 2011. They're all there to play the massive BattleBlock Theater arcade cabinets. The cabs feature HD screens, joysticks and buttons, but there's an Xb...

Dale North




4:20 PM on 09.09.2010

PAX 10: Long and Holmes take on BattleBlock Theater

After a few confusing twists and turns, Tara Long and I finally got to take a crack at BattleBlock Theater. The game has a very classic feel to it. In days of old, developers couldn't make games that included 2D platforming,...

Jonathan Holmes




9:35 PM on 02.01.2010

The Behemoth reveals ... BattleBlock Theater

The Behemoth has finally revealed the name and premise for its long-awaited Xbox Live Arcade game. The follow-up to Castle Crashers has now officially been named, and we all now know to look forward to BattleBlock Theater! ...

Jim Sterling








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