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Date: Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 01:03

hattybust We’ve only got a couple more days to go before San Diego Comic Con starts! Woohoo!
 
This week, we’ll be in the San Diego Convention Center at Booth 229 with our video games in our custom built arcade cabinets, and a large variety of game merchandise in our booth gift shop. There’s too much to list, but here are a few items we’d like to put the spot light on:

 

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Game 4? t-shirt and our other tees will be $20

 

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Our BattleBlock Theater and Castle Crashers hats are $15


 

Our life-sized cupcake from our game in development, Game 4 (a working title), will also be at our booth. Be sure to take a photo with the statue and tweet using both hash tags (#Game4Cupcake #SDCC2014) to enter our daily raffle. We’ll choose a winner each day at noon (except on Preview Night). You could win some wonderful game merch!
 
To read more about our events at the booth, check out the schedule HERE. See you this week!

 

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Date: Friday, 18 Jul 2014 19:50

This week we’ve put a couple of things on pause for different reasons. We wanted to keep you up to date and keep you in the know.
 
Arena Features – Community Playlists on Pause
 
Since we’re doing an Arena Playlist Creation Contest that runs until August, we’ve decided to bring back Arena Features “FightForLove” (in XBLA) and “FightForOurLove” (in Steam) in BattleBlock Theater. These are playlists created by our level designers at The Behemoth. We’re giving our community members a chance to create a new playlist to submit and not worry about the rule that excludes any previously Featured community playlist from being submitted. Arena Features will return to highlighting new community playlists after the Contests ends on August 15th.

 
Trading and Selling Special Unlocks in Steam on Pause
(for up to two weeks at a time)

 

We will be delaying the ability to sell and trade newly released special unlocks for up to two weeks after release–depending on how long that unlock is available. The prisoner will still be available to unlock as usual and will be present in your inventory. However, you will not be able to sell or trade them until they are rotated out and new prisoners are released. This will help to minimize the creation of duplicates within the market at this time. Big thanks to the Steam Community for the recommendation!
This new policy will start with this week’s special prisoner unlocks. It does not affect special prisoners that were previously released.

 
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Speaking of special prisoner unlocks, we’ve got two of them for you this week and all you need to do is log in! Load up your full version of BattleBlock Theater XBLA or Steam to get Donuts and Troll. It’s a wonderfully delicious combination if we do say so ourselves!

 

For those of you who may not know, the Troll character was originally co-starring in our 2nd game, Castle Crashers!. This same troll was featured in a Throwback Thursday reveal of our original gameplay, which was posted yesterday:

 

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The Troll has come a long way since this Castle Crashers demo we showed at Comic Con 2005!

 

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Date: Friday, 18 Jul 2014 00:22

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There’s so much to do!

 

There’s just five more days until San Diego Comic Con 2014! We’ve been hard at work in the warehouse and preparing for the Con by making figurine boxes packed with Castle Crashers knights. Next on our list will be checking all the inventory we’re bringing, packing it out, and moving it over to the Convention Center the night before Preview Night. To see it all set up, come to our Booth next week at Comic Con (Booth 229)!

 

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We’ll be posting more details soon about the merchandise we’ll be selling at Booth 229, but here’s a little taste of what we’ll have there:

 

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We’re bringing Busts of Hatty, 12 t-shirt designs, Castle Crashers figurines, and more!

 

Author: "megan" Tags: "Alien Hominid, BattleBlock Theater, Cast..."
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Date: Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 00:59
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What an amazing tournament that was! The matches were hot and intense. Congrats to Shoomway for taking 1st place! Shoomway will be getting some sweet merchandise as well as the grand prize that was revealed today. If you didn’t hear about it yet, the grand prize winner gets to be immortalized in our next game (Game 4?)–in some way we can’t tell you how yet since Game 4 details have yet to be revealed!
 
Falling close behind we had SnipeTheWolf in 2nd place and TheMcFargy in 3rd place. Here’s a look at how it all played out using our brackets as visuals:
 
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Finally, if you want to see the full replay from the start of the Tourney until the Finals, then here’s the Twitch video:
 

Watch live video from TheBehemoth on Twitch
 
Thanks again for coming out to play in the tourney, support your fellow players, or just come chill with us in the chat room. Don’t forget to submit your Arena Playlists in our next BattleBlock Theater XBLA & Steam contest! Those contest details can be found HERE.
 
GG, y’all.

 

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Date: Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 16:00

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Can’t believe the crushing excitement and playable insanity of our upcoming Ball Game Steam tournament? Us either!
 
But don’t worry, you sensitive creative types — we haven’t forgotten you. Starting today, we’re accepting submissions for our BattleBlock Theater Arena Mode Playlist Creation Contest!
 

Anyone 13 or older can submit their original XBLA or Steam Arena Mode playlists for consideration. We’re accepting playlist submissions from July 15th to August 15th.
 
The very best playlists for each platform (as decided by our panel of judges) will be awarded grand prizes or honorable mentions.
 
The grand prize will be some awesome BattleBlock Theater merchandise signed by our Level Designers, as well as immediate and exciting recognition as an Arena Mode Feature in-game. Honorable mentions will also receive incredible BattleBlock Theater merchandise, and consideration for future Features.
 
There will be one grand prize per platform (so that’s two total — one for XBLA and one for Steam), as well as two additional honorable mentions per platform.
 
To read all the important info and to register your Arena playlist, go HERE. Good luck!
 

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Date: Friday, 11 Jul 2014 20:33

This weekend, a Triple Threat comes your way in BattleBlock Theater! You’ll see it right when you load up your game — BAM! Don’t worry, it’s practically harmless…until you decide to arm it with frog bombs, exploding airplanes and good ol’ fists if you choose hand-to-hand combat (now that’s a triple threat!).
 
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We’re also updating the Furbottom’s Features solo playlist. You know what that means. You get a prize for all of your effort playing to the end of the Furbottom’s Features!
 
FeaturePost_SNAKEFACEHere are the Solo Features that we just chose:
 
In XBLA: Suicidal Circus by LevelDesignGuy
 
In Steam: Ampersand by Kirbachu
 
Bulk up your rep by showing you’ve got the skills to scale to the top and finish those finale levels! We’ll even give you a virtual high five and an “adder boy!”

 

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Date: Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 20:39

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Watch live: Twitch.tv/thebehemoth

 
We did registrations last week and now we’re finishing up the auditions for the Ball Game Tournament. The real challenge starts at 3PM PST next week on July 16th when we stream the BattleBlock Theater Steam Ball Game Tournament live. If you’re ready to watch some amazing matches and cheer for your fellow BattleBlock Theater Steam players, then follow our Twitch TV channel now. Then tune in on July 16th between 3:00PM – 5:30PM PST to see who gets to be a champion and win the mystery grand prize.
 
We will reveal what the mystery grand prize is at the beginning of the live stream before we get the tournament started. Then each accepted contestant will be given a chance to win a Best of 3 match. Those who win the Best of 3 will get to advance in the tourney; those who lose will be out. It’ll be non-stop action using both Behemoth made levels and community made playlists. Come watch and chat with us!

 

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Date: Wednesday, 09 Jul 2014 19:14

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We’re 75% into our trade show season now and trade show finals are just about to start. Next up is San Diego Comic Con! It’s going to be our longest show of the season since it spans five days. And then our final show will be PAX Prime in August. Will we make it out of the regular season? Will we trade Dan to another team? Will he make MVP (Most Violent Player) again this year?

 

In any case, let’s focus on the now. It’s going to be our 12th year at San Diego Comic Con! (We’re old!) In just a couple weeks, we’ll be over at Booth #229 again with our usual array of goodies, games and group of Behemoth staff. That means merchandise, our custom built arcade cabinets with Alien Hominid, BattleBlock Theater, and Castle Crashers, and US!

 
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We’re currently working on our possible events and giveaway opportunities for the show. One event we can reveal is that we’ve just locked down the times for our free autograph signings with our co-founder and art director, Dan Paladin. Check out the schedule below!

 

 

Our Exhibit Hall Booth Schedule:

 

WED, JULY 23 (Preview night)
Gift shop & arcade Hours 6pm – 9pm

 

THURS, JULY 24
Gift shop & arcade Hours 9:30am – 7pm

Twitter raffle drawing NOON (winners to be notified via Twitter)
 

FRI, JULY 25
Gift shop & arcade Hours 9:30am – 7pm
Twitter raffle drawing NOON (winners to be notified via Twitter)
Autograph signing Hours 2pm – 4pm

 

SAT, JULY 26
Gift shop & arcade Hours 9:30am – 7pm
Twitter raffle drawing NOON (winners to be notified via Twitter)
Autograph signing Hours 2pm – 4pm

 

SUN, JULY 27
Gift shop & arcade Hours 9:30am – 5pm

Twitter raffle drawing NOON (winners to be notified via Twitter)
 

This schedule is tentative and may possibly change at anytime. Check back on our blog for updates.

 

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Date: Tuesday, 08 Jul 2014 18:17

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Before we knew it, the expo had gone in a hot second. Well, not just one second… We had three awesome days in Texas for Rooster Teeth Expo. (But it was hot!)
 
Every day at RTX, there were a steady stream of people that came to Booth 131 once the doors opened. We got to talk to people as they checked out our games, or when they came up to check out the gift shop.

 

We even got to see some people we met last year, including our buddies from the Creatures.

 

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How to maneuver around RTX.

 

We saw old friends! (Left to right: Alex, James, Ian)

We saw old friends! Hi Aleks, Dan, and James!

 

We made new ones!

We made new ones! Pictured (from left to right): John, Rad Fan, Emil, Ian

 
Definitely another great chance to meet with the fans and to show off our new life-sized cupcake from Game 4. You can find more pictures from the event HERE. If you have any you’d like to share with us, please send them our way!
 
Until next time, see y’all later!
 

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Date: Friday, 04 Jul 2014 19:41
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We spent the whole day on Thursday, July 3rd, building our RTX booth from the ground up. It’s got arcade cabinets, it’s got a fully stocked Gift Shop (but limited quantities so don’t wait!), it’s got a photo op spot, and it’s even got ASTROTURF! We’ve got it all at Booth 131!
 
Our booth so much bigger compared to last year:

 

Our first RTX booth in 2013

Our first RTX booth in 2013

 

Our booth space this year. (The blue and white walled structure is our gift shop)

Our booth space this year. (The blue and white walled structure is our gift shop)


 

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And of course, we’ve got an extra special treat for attendees of RTX 2014! We revealed yesterday that we brought a life-sized version of the Game 4 Cupcake and it’s all ready for you! Come take a photo with it and be sure to post it online with #Game4Cupcake.
 
For more photos from our set up day yesterday, click HERE. See you at Booth 131!

 

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Date: Friday, 04 Jul 2014 18:47

FeaturePost_SAUSAGETis the season to be eating barbecue and watching the skies light up with fire flowers (that’s the Japanese translation of fireworks anyway). It’s also the perfect time to bring over some friends to play BattleBlock Theater!

 

So let us celebrate Fourth of July with you by giving you the Sausage and Boom! prisoner unlock just for signing in and playing some online arenas.

 
 
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Here are the Arena Features that we just featured:

 

In XBLA: IDK by AbsorbingBeatle

 

In Steam: Footbasket by Bloofus

 

Happy Furbottoms Fridays and happy Independence Day! Enjoy your weekend, buddy.

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Date: Thursday, 03 Jul 2014 18:43

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Eye sees you!

 
Rooster Teeth Expo starts tomorrow! We’re super excited to be bringing our arcade cabinets with Alien Hominid HD, Castle Crashers, and BattleBlock Theater. We’ve also got a pretty full gift shop this year, which you can find HERE.

 

This year we’re also bringing something extra special to RTX. For the first time ever, we’ll be unveiling a life-sized treat from our upcoming Game 4!

 

Do you sees it?

 
 
Come check out the Cupcake from Game 4 at our RTX Booth (131) and be sure to take a photo with it! (#Game4Cupcake)
 

#Game4Cupcake has a lot of pieces. Don't try this at home, kids.

#Game4Cupcake has a lot of pieces. Don’t try this at home, kids.


 
What does it all mean?! #Game4Cupcake

What does it all mean?! #Game4Cupcake


 

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Date: Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014 21:05

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BattleBlock Theater hit One Million leader board entries today! (Huzzah XBLA & Steam community!) Add that with the World Cup excitement and we’ve got a fitting time to hold our first BattleBlock Theater Steam Ball Game Tournament!

 

Anyone 13 or older can register and we’ll be accepting up to 60 registrations before July 9th. All registrants must be available on July 10th between 9AM-5PM for a qualifying audition round (don’t worry, we’ll schedule a slot with you ahead of time!) and available for the entire Tournament period of 3PM-5:30PM on July 16, 2014.

 

The grand prize will be a mystery prize + some awesome BattleBlock Theater merchandise. Mystery prize will be revealed on our live Twitch stream of the Tournament on July 16, 2014 — so even if you don’t join the tournament, make sure you mark your calendars to watch!

 

For those of you who are interested in registering, get all the info on the official BattleBlock Theater Steam Ball Game Tournament page HERE.

 

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Date: Friday, 27 Jun 2014 20:33

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We’ve said it numerous times and if you haven’t done it by now, then it’s time to buckle your pants for BattleBlock Theater. This week, Buckle Your Pants is awarded to those who complete the Furbottoms Features in XBLA or Steam. Time to buckle your pants face.
 
Here are the two cooperative community playlists that we’re featuring this week:
 
Featured Co-Op Playlists:
 
FeaturePost_50OFFIn XBLA: The Adventure by Define Funny

In Steam: Vexing Vibrancy by Quady14

 

And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also be getting half a prisoner this week as well! 50%OFF prisoner will be unlocked just for loading up an online area of BattleBlock Theater! As usual, these special prisoner unlocks are for a limited time only. Don’t miss your chance at buckling your pants.

 

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Date: Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 23:06

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Trolls want tolls


 

Throwback Thursday! Our second game title, Castle Crashers, first came out for Xbox 360 in 2008 and then it made its way to PlayStation 3, and finally Steam. Since 2008 Castle Crashers has been the largest, most successful game we’ve ever created. We are proud to announce that just recently Castle Crashers has been downloaded over 5 million times across all platforms!

 

In celebration of this 5 million milestone, we are going back to 2005 when we started working on Castle Crashers.

 

Back in 2005, Dan Paladin, our art director, started sketching up ideas for our 2D multiplayer adventure. Our previous BattleBlock Theater sketch blog post was well received, so we thought it’d be fun to show off some of the original creations for Castle Crashers.

 

We hope you enjoy the sketches below. Some of these ideas got slightly altered before the game finished development, and some of them didn’t make it to the final version! Can you point out which ones made it in?

 

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The very first sketches of the characters that made it into the game.


 
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The first mini boss in Castle Crashers!


 
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Wizard ended up cute enough, right?

 
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Date: Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 18:54

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July 4th weekend we’ll be at Rooster Teeth Expo in Austin, TX and you’ll be able to meet us at Booth 131!
 
We’re bringing out all of our big titles in our big arcade cabinets: Alien Hominid, BattleBlock Theater, and Castle Crashers. These cabinets were specifically designed by our producer, John Baez, and custom built in-house by our crew for shows like RTX. Come experience our games with the retro feel of a joystick and huge buttons. (Your fingers will be delighted!)

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And if that isn’t reason enough to come say hello, then we will do our best to entice you with our high quality game merchandise. Some of the highlights include our “Game 4?” tee and never before seen Hatty Hattington bust!

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For a more complete list and prices, check out the details below:
 

 
 

SHIRTS $20
W = women’s sizes available
 
Skeleton Battle (W)
SS Friendship (W)
Pooping Deer (W)
Tofu (W)
Game 4? (W)
Cat Guard
 
HATS $15
Aviator
Cubano
Duck Shark Plush
Raccoon Plush
Bitey Plush
 
CASTLE CRASHERS FIGURINES $20
Blue Knight
Red Knight
Green Knight
Orange Knight
Pink Knight
4 Pack $60
 
CASTLE CRASHERS CHARMS $5
Chicken
Cardinal
MonkeyFace
Giraffe
BiPolar Bear
Troll
Bitey
Pazzo
Rammy
 
KEYCHAINS $5
3D Knight
Flat Knight
Behemoth Chicken
Alien Hominid
Hatty
Thief
Red Knight
Blue Knight
Green Knight
Orange Knight
Pink Knight
Necromancer
Racoon
Barbarian
Cat Guard
 
OTHER
Chicken Plush $20
Cat Guard Dog Toy $10
Cat Guard Piggy Bank $20
Necromancer Wallet $15
Castle Crashers XBLA Code and Medallion $15
Hatty Bust $15
 
NOTE: All merchandise and games shown are subject to change. We plan it out to the best of our abilities, but sometimes stuff happens. Amirite?
 
Let us know what you look forward to most from our booth at RTX! Leave us a comment below!

 

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Date: Friday, 20 Jun 2014 19:09

This week we update the Arena Feature in BattleBlock Theater for XBLA and Steam–so you can enjoy the best of the best community made levels! Since it’s summer, you can stuff your belly with BBQ and relax with a friendly competitive game in the Arenas. Or for you fans in Australia & New Zealand experiencing the winter, you can snuggle up with your mates and have some fun in the Theater. We can guarantee it’ll be warmer in there since there are cats and raccoons looking to be close to you.
 
When you load up BattleBlock Theater in the online areas this week, you’ll also notice that you get TWO special unlocks this week!!
 
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Featured Arena Playlists:
 
In XBLA: We Like Sportz by Atmosbreak
 
In Steam: Black And Blue [Arena] by KLJF22
 
Both playlists are fantastic! But don’t take it from me, take it from Meebs and Peeps it for yourself.
 
We out. (Mic drop)

 

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Date: Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 18:23
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Updated with special prisoner unlock info
 
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This summer is going to be hot and Steamy with all these sales going on. What better time would it be to go on a multi-player adventure and fight with some barbarians, trolls, and catfish in Castle Crashers? Or if your heart seeks mystery with your battles, then you could check out BattleBlock Theater.
 
Get BattleBlock Theater at 50% off until June 30th.
Get Castle Crashers at 75% off until June 30th. The two DLC packs are also discounted!

 

As an added bonus, BattleBlock Theater has some special rewards as a part of the Summer Adventure on Steam! Crafting the Summer Adventure badge gets you 1 in-game item (crafting the foil badge gets you 5 items!) These items are both tradable and marketable. Start crafting now before you lose this chance to get these three BattleBlock Theater special unlocks! (The rules HERE.)

 
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Spread the good news to your friends and family before they find out that you knew and you didn’t even mention it and then they’d be like, “oh, no you didn’t!”
 
Mmhmm. Don’t be like that. Be the hero.

 

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Date: Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 23:01

Even the word “hopeless” has the word “hope” in it. And if you rearrange the letters it spells “peeslosh!” – BattleBlock Theater Narrator
 
As we first mentioned in our Twitch stream with The Creatures, we want you to send us your “Peeslosh” moments in BattleBlock Theater (or any game made by The Behemoth) so we can feature it in a future Twitch stream! If you didn’t catch our silly explanation of “Peeslosh” Moments in our last Twitch stream then you can check it out now:

 

 

Send about 15-60 seconds of video with your game-play and feel free to add commentary. If we like it, we’ll show it on a future Twitch stream and give you a shout out. Email your clip to games[at]thebehemoth[dot]com. Happy playing!

 

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Date: Friday, 13 Jun 2014 21:50

FeaturePost_THEDADThe happiest of celebrations to you and your progenitor! To honor the Dads of today, we’ll be giving out “The Dad” today in BattleBlock Theater XBLA and Steam. All you’ll need to do is head over to an online area while you’re signed into your account and it will automatically unlock this special prisoner in the game. For some weekend fun, perhaps you can duke it out with the Dad in the Arena.

 

Or if the one-on-one is too much pressure, then you can just go into the Furbottom’s Feature with one–solo. We’ve updated the Furbottom’s Features solo playlist and changed up the special unlock you get when you finish the featured adventure playlists.

 

Furbottom’s Features – Solo Playlist Update

 

BattleBlock Theater Steam
Playlist: Training Zone by DinoX13

 

BattleBlock Theater XBLA
Playlist: Block World 2 by NightFirek900

 
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Once you’ve finished either the solo or cooperative playlist in Furbottom’s Features, you’ll be able to unlock Manbirth. It’ll be like getting one and a half prisoners in one special unlock! You’re welcome, World.

 

Happy Father’s Day!

 

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