Behemoth's next is BattleBlock Theater

XBLA mutiplayer platformer titled.

Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid developer The Behemoth has slapped a title and a story (sort of) on its third Xbox Live Arcade game: BattleBlock Theater.

The studio posted a new trailer and a plot synopsis along with the title announcement on its blog. It's "a story about friendship, betrayal, and a whole truck load of cats".

"Having shipwrecked on a mysterious island you find yourself both betrayed by your best friend Hatty and captured by the locals. All of this is happening while being forced into deadly performances. This however, is just the start of your problems," runs the blurb.

The trailer shows you and your friend fighting over a top hat and a large green gem and crying. There's also something about "hundreds of prisoners forced into deadly plays", and then a lot of little characters with geometric heads jumping around and hitting each other.

It doesn't make a lot of sense, but it doesn't need to. Castle Crashers is one of the best-selling and best-loved games on XBLA, and BattleBlock Theater seems to have the same blend of multiplayer mayhem and cute cartooning. The game's due for release some time this year.

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