Read on for our full preview and to find out what's coming next from developer Idol Minds. (HInt: A heckuva lot more crotch-related agony.)
The pack includes two new levels: Morningwood High and Area 69.
Area 69 takes places inside an enormous government lab, complete with an entire spaceship, antigravity lifts, multiple explosive points, and even aliens that you can launch into. (There's also a bizarre leprechaun-pirate thingy -- if you're into that sorta thing.) Area 69 one ginormous room, instead of an open space, but there are plenty of obstacles and elements to keep you busy. Simiarly, Morningwood High takes places inside a single room, in this case a gymnasium, but is smaller in scope. Of course, there's a lot of gym-related pain and humor, including a smashable, glass basketball backboard and a poor dork you can knock off the rope climb.
Both levels feature more attention to detail than Idol Minds' previous efforts, and also add new gameplay modes like Mad Science, where you have to launch two explosive chemical jugs into each other, and a new multiplayer mode called Pain Olympics, inspired by the PAIN blog's community suggestions. The mode features five to nine different events like giant horseshoes, bullriding, anvil throwing, and a pimp-slap relay race for two to four players online.
New characters include a zombie, a bunny suit for Kenneth and ... Daxter!
Coker gave us a few more details about Idol Minds' upcoming plans, dropping news that a museum level and new characters will be coming in late June or July. The studio is also working on a prototype for a new game that's still under wraps, but Coker assured us that when it's announced people will say, "Ah, that makes sense." The mystery project won't necessarily be a downloadable title, but that's all we could beat ... er, coax out of Coker.
"I consider this one of the dumbest games I've ever played" -- Jason Coker, Assoc. Producer
The bottom line: if you like PAIN (the video game), you'll enjoy the added levels and characters. If you don't like PAIN, then you probably didn't watch America's Funniest Home Videos, either.
- Key specs
- Reviews • 18
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25