April 3rd 2013 6:00 am PT

Arcade: BattleBlock Theater

BattleBlock TheaterContent: BattleBlock Theater
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
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Dash Text: Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Wait, what?? You’ve just unlocked the door to BattleBlock Theater! There’s no turning back once you’ve started on your quest to free your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats! Immerse yourself in this mind bending tale of treachery as you battle your way through hundreds of levels in order to discover the puzzling truth behind BattleBlock Theater.

Add the game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue


Arcade, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/kevindoc kevindoc

    no demo on this or am I just not seeing it? I thought all XBLA games had to have demo’s?

  • http://twitter.com/slayer9101 julian cohen

    ya wheres the trial

  • SkidmarkSteve

    There is no demo on the 360, there is however one on the 36.

    • Bre4kingBad

      The 36?

      • SkidmarkSteve

        Its been fixed but the link said 36 instead of 360. Someone just got a bit giddy over the game while typing.

  • http://twitter.com/Hauz20 Gabriel House

    Might want to either remove that link or point it toward the trial instead of the full game, Major.

  • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

    Hmm…there should be a demo. Let me go find out where it is.

    • http://twitter.com/kevindoc kevindoc

      awesome, thank you!
      side note…I’ll probably end up buying it anyway :-)

      • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

        The trial is on the way. There was a slight glitch, so it should appear very soon.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

          I thought I saw this yesterday but I guess I was mistaken. anyways glitches happen can’t be helped.

    • fsdfg dsfds

      When are we getting

      State of Decay??


  • st0rmgazer

    Sorry, but I can’t buy a game I know nothing about without demoing it first.

    • ChinoM

      And on top of that it’s 1200msp game. I’m waiting for trial as well. I know nothing about this game, except it’s made from CC guys.

  • http://twitter.com/killpeek Pukemon.

    yay or nay?

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.grub.5 Chris Grub

    Peace out.

  • ElektroDragon

    So the visuals are charming and I’m sure the gameplay is fine, but it still ultimately looks like a 2D Flash game, so 1200 is just too much. Really need to go back to 800 being the standard and 1200 the exception instead of the other way around. Complex, 3D, well known games like the upcoming God Mode: 1200. 2D simple sprite games that could be done in Flash: 800. I’ve given up on 400 as a non-sale tier anymore.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pete.osborne.50 Pete Osborne

      Whilst I agree that the situation has got worse, it has never been true that 1200+ is the average price for XBLA games. Every single year, there have been more 800/400/free games than 1200+ – trust me, I’ve been fed up enough with this misguided argument enough to actually work it out. Additionally, I doubt many people would agree that this game is less known than God Mode – most people have never heard of GM, Battleblock has been highly anticipated for years…

    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      So graphical fidelity should decide the price, not the quality of the game?
      People like you are what’s wrong with today’s gamers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sunny.man.7771 Sunny Man

      Although I agree many XBLA games are overpriced, I don’t think it’s fair to judge a game simply by graphics style. I bought Castle Crashers on day1 in 2008 with 1200msp, and it’s worth every penny.

  • ElektroDragon

    I can just see the developers now, just like in that scene from “Indie Game: The Movie” where the Super Meat Boy devs log into Live on the morning of launch day, but can’t find their game posted and start having a nervous fit. “Oh my god, no demo… where is the demo!? How many lost sales is this going to cost us, you think?”

  • DarkNightRJ

    This looks like fun but dunno if its 1200MSP fun…

    • http://www.facebook.com/lin.ren.140 Lin Ren

      its 2400MSP fun

    • Russell Gorall

      A fifteen dollar garbage piece of DLC as a rental on a dying console about to be phased out?

      How dare you?

      • http://www.facebook.com/pete.osborne.50 Pete Osborne

        Oh get a new record, this one doesn’t even make sense…

      • Riddick Snipes

        Someone should phase you out.

      • DarkNightRJ

        lol wut? How is it DLC? How is it a rental? Yeah the next xbox will come out but im sure i’ll be able to play this game enough before then. (If I get it)

    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      That’s what the demo is for .Try it, it’s pretty damn good :)

  • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

    I’d assume the NDA is over since the beta so I can now safely tell you I think this game is really boring.
    It’s actually rather disappointing the developers of Castle Crashers put out something so dull after this long.

  • http://twitter.com/op2113 Oliver Brunn

    Great game,thank you!

  • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

    The trial is now available.

  • Vince

    Major gears judgment is a fail and you know it. look how many ppl are still playing gow3

    • The Dukenator

      Tell that to Epic Games.

  • Russell Gorall

    Seems like the kind of game I get for free with Playstation Plus and never play it?

    • ElektroDragon


    • http://www.facebook.com/pete.osborne.50 Pete Osborne

      So you pay for PS+ but you don’t even play what you pay for?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        as a PSN+ members, i have only played about half the free games we got. I don’t want to play demon souls, resident evil 5, of super street fighter 4 arcade for example

        • http://www.facebook.com/pete.osborne.50 Pete Osborne

          I am a PS+ member too and I love it though I try every game I’ve not played before that’s given to me. I more just want to point out the irony in this guy constantly telling us how much of a waste of money XBLA games are when he pays for a subscription he barely uses.

    • http://twitter.com/evilother Tim Osborne

      So you pay for PS+ and get so much value from it that instead of using it you spend all of your time trolling xbox forums. You may need to have a serious think about your life.

  • fsdfg dsfds

    Bring State of Decay out for XBLA it looks finished from the vids ive seen

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      apparently it’s waiting to be certified which was said like 2 weeks ago, the process shouldn’t take more than a month but chances are MS will hold it back or summer of arcade :(

      • fsdfg dsfds

        hey thx for info, yeah i think your right they will milk out to the next summer (winter here) arcade thing

  • JoeGrahamcracker

    There’s no way I’m paying a dollar for a bag of Cheetos I can’t even eat in 5 years. I mean who do these people think they are?

  • Holly

    How do you unlock the full game while you’re playing the trial? I haven’t seen any options in the start menu since I started playing. :(

  • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

    Yeah, I did think it maybe just didn’t “click” with me, that I didn’t “get it”. It’s obviously polished and the narrative and atmosphere are great, I just found the actual gameplay to be lacking and shallow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

    sony players put gameplay over graphics see little big planet