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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

12:00 PM on 02.15.2013

BattleBlock Theater closed beta starts February 28

The Behemoth has announced the start date of their closed beta for Battleblock Theater, which will commence at the end of this month. There's a new trailer celebrating this, and you'll be happy to know that you can still sig...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:30 PM on 01.16.2013

Battleblock Theater to start closed beta soon

Remember Battleblock Theater? It's that competitive/cooperative multiplayer platform game that The Behemoth revealed just after the Big Bang (or a little over three years ago; same difference). It pops up at PAX and Comic Con...

Conrad Zimmerman

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

9:30 PM on 09.21.2012

Almost here: Castle Crashers coming to Steam next week

Four years after releasing on XBLA and winning over the hearts of millions of gamers, Paladin-powered developer The Behemoth is nearly ready to release its medieval, multiplayer beat-'em-up onto Steam. Castle Crashe...

Jason Cabral

1:00 AM on 07.04.2012

Meet The Behemoth's Tom Fulp and Dan Paladin at SDCC

The adorable and ever-accessible Behemoth, creators of Castle Crashers and the upcoming Battleblock Theater, will once again be making an appearance at San Diego Comic Con, providing opportunity for fans to meet the minds beh...

Holly Green

1:00 AM on 05.16.2012

Get Castle Crashers half off on XBLA through May 21

How many of you don't own the mega indie hit Castle Crashers yet, show of hands? Ok now take your raised hand, k? And slap yourself with it. This is one of the best games ever and you should already own it. But if you don't, ...

Holly Green

4:00 PM on 04.29.2012

The Behemoth wants your Castle Crashers fan fiction

Do you like reading fan fiction? Do you like writing fan fiction? Do you lament the lack of good Castle Crashers fan fiction? Are you just gonna sit there and take it? Do something about it, son! The Behemoth is giving away e...

Tony Ponce

Battleblock Theater adds finale mode photo
Battleblock Theater adds finale mode
by Holly Green

The curtain has yet to rise for Battleblock Theater, but the fine folks over at The Behemoth are still hard at work adding content and finishing touches for what will hopefully be a 2012 premiere. At this year's PAX East, they were kind enough to show us the new finale mode, an addition to the end of each of the game's eight chapters. Battleblock Theater is meant to be played at top speed, racing through alternate puzzle solutions and relying on tricky time based maneuvering and vertical exploration to reach your end goal. With the finale mode the insanity is only heightened, requiring you pass through checkpoints to add seconds to an ever dwindling timer. As level designer Aaron Jungjohann tells me, this mode is meant to up the ante, placing more pressure on the player to go as fast as they can, increasing the sense of panic and hopefully, the difficulty. 

As for that elusive BBT release date, I asked "So what do you think, this year, right? I mean it'd be insane if it didn't." To this I got a "Well, yeah, you'd think so, I mean look at all this content!" While it doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in a 2012 release, the game is looking so complete that I'd be very surprised if it didn't come out this year. 'Course I also predicted April 2012, and that ain't happening either. What I'm saying is, I'm dumb and Battleblock Theater will come out when it comes out. It's a long sucky wait but with a game this devilishly fun, packed with Behemoth's signature whimsy and style, it's well worth it.

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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

Battleblock Theater is Battlebloody Brilliant photo
Battleblock Theater is Battlebloody Brilliant
by Jim Sterling

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!

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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

8:00 AM on 03.18.2011

The BattleBlock Theater intro is basically fantastic

Here is the intro movie to The Behemoth's upcoming new game, BattleBlock Theater. It's got a high chance of becoming the best thing you'll see today, so make sure you pay attention.  Nothing much I can add, other than t...

Jim Sterling

10:00 PM on 03.04.2011

The Behemoth bringing monster arcade cabinets to PAX East

It certainly would not be a Penny Arcade Expo without The Behemoth, and PAX East is no exception. We've just been given the juicy details on what the studio's setup will entail. I had to shove a few kids and old ladies out of...

Jordan Devore