With an impeccable, topsy-turvy career of stunt racing behind him, Joe Danger's certainly no chicken -- we've heard that his middle name is "Danger," despite the obvious redundancy. Still, if you insist that Joe "Danger" Danger make a fool out of himself and don a costume of the poultry persuasion, you'll be pleased to learn that Hello Games is introducing "Chicken Joe," along with several new characters, to the PSN's bike bounce-'em-up.

You'll be able to download four new characters, who all have access to unique collectables, bikes and stunts, from the PlayStation Store following today's update (and tomorrow's in Europe). "We actually asked the community for suggestions for characters, which has been eye-opening," said Hello Games MD Sean Murray in an announcement. "Apparently monkeys really are as popular as you might think, but zombies are on the wane, which is long overdue ..."

Aside from Chicken Joe, the community has conjured up undead knight Sir Bonehead, Geronim-Joe ("We're from the UK," said Hello, "so Indians eating turkey is as far as our understanding of Thanksgiving goes") and, by popular demand, a monkey. If we're not mistaken, the desire to put a monkey on a motorcycle and send it through a cartoonish obstacle course is what prompted Harold Video to invent the Video game in 1987.

Joe Danger will be discounted to $7.49 from today's update until next Tuesday's update in the PSN Fall sale. While Hello Games did not confirm whether the new DLC characters will be free, we'll know soon enough. Update: It's $0.99 per costume pack.

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JOE DANGER THANKSGIVING SALE AND NEW CHARACTERS

Guildford, England – November 23rd 2010 – Hello Games, the bright young indie start-up, celebrate Thanksgiving with a half price sale and all new DLC.

Speaking earlier today Sean Murray, Managing Director said; "Some very patient people still haven't bought Joe Danger yet, and they often email me. They say that they know a sale is coming. They can smell it apparently, but they just want to know the date. The good news is finally their wait is over, today is the day. We're all looking forward to meeting on the leaderboards."

To celebrate Thanksgiving, Joe Danger will be available at HALF PRICE in the American Store, between the 23rd and 30th of November. That's just $7.49 for what many are calling the PlayStation®Network "Game of the Year" (or PSNGOTY).

Also released today is a host of all new characters for Joe Danger, including a ghoulish undead Knight, a cheeky monkey and a turkey-chomping Indian.

Sean explains: "We're from the UK, so Indians eating turkey is as far as our understanding of Thanksgiving goes. We actually asked the community for suggestions for characters, which has been eye-opening. Apparently monkeys really are as popular as you might think, but Zombies are on the wane, which is long overdue..."

Joe Danger is a flagship title for PlayStation®Network and has already received many critical plaudits. Achieving a Gold rating from the world's largest gaming magazine, GameInformer, and Editors choice on one of the world's largest gaming websites, IGN. It was also nominated for three awards at GDC 2010, including the D2D Vision award and IGF Grand Prize. As well as being nominated for Best New Download IP at the 2010 Develop Awards, where Hello Games walked away with Best New Studio and Best Micro Studio.

For more information about Hello Games and Joe Danger, please visit http://www.joe-danger.com, or follow them on Twitter.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.