Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon gets a release date

Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon — yeah that’s not fun to type — is set to land at the end of this month for both PSN August 30 and XBLA August 31. Priced at $9.99 for PSN or 800 Microsoft Points for XBLA, the team at Backbone Entertainment is taking Comedy Central’s animated comedy-horror series into the third dimension with a four-player top-down co-op twin stick shooter.

Set in New York City on the verge of Apocalypsegeddon, players will take on the likes of raving demons, delinquent man birds and the undead by “lactating fire” and hurling odd items such as demon skulls and wrenches. Expect all the voice actors from the show and a few new characters conceived by series creator Devin Clark in this original Ugly Americans story.

I’m always a sucker for co-op and or twin stick shooters and while I’ve only seen the show a few times, Ugly Americans twisted humor might just give this game enough freshness to stand out in a crowded downloadable market.

Wesley Ruscher