Ms. 'Splosion Man gets first challenge level, free DLC released for 'Splosion Man

Twisted Pixel has announced that the first Title Managed Storage (TMS) challenge has been launched for Ms. 'Splosion Man. The challenge, which features Mr. Destructoid as an in-game character, requires no extra download and should be accessible from the main menu of the game. It will be open until July 31.

Those who managed to grab 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the leaderboard by the end of the challenge will win a prize pack including a Ms. 'Splosion Man statue, Destructoid bobble head and T-shirts and posters. One random contestant will also receive a Twisted Pixel prize pack, so even those without the best 'sploding skills have a shot at winning something.

In addition to the TMS challenge, Twisted Pixel has also released a new level for the original 'Splosion Man. The level serves as a quick prologue to Ms. 'Splosion Man, and details just how the team at Big Science lured him into a trap. The DLC is free and available now on Xbox Live Marketplace.
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Ms. Splosion Man Unveils First Free Challenge
TMS Challenge Awards Free Prize Packs for Top Finishers and a Random Contestant

July 21st, 2011 - Austin, TX - As a special bonus for Ms. Splosion Man fans, Twisted Pixel unveils today the first in a series of themed TMS challenges slated for the combustible heroine. TMS, or Title Managed Storage, allows Twisted Pixel to publish free Challenges for the community that are automatically available to everyone who has purchased the game. The Challenge shows up in the opening menus of the game, but only for the duration of the contest. Twisted Pixel has teamed up with Destructoid for the inaugural challenge, with many more Challenges planned in the months to come.

Everyone who participates in the Challenge gets ranked on the leaderboard, and has a chance to win a Twisted Pixel and Destructoid prize pack including a Ms. Splosion Man light-up statue and a special Mr. D-toid Bobble Head. The prize pack also includes shirts and posters from both studios. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places on the leaderboards will each win the full Prize Pack, and a random contestant will get a Twisted Pixel prize pack just for competing! The competition runs until July 31st, so get to splodin' and top out the leaderboard!

Twisted Pixel is also pleased to announce we will be launching a FREE DLC level for the original Splosion Man. Play through the level that takes Splosion Man up to his initial capture. Unlike the TMS challenges that go away after a limited time, this level is yours to keep! Look for it under the Splosion Man downloads.

As a reminder, be on the lookout for our partnership with Zen Studios, makers of the smash-hit Pinball FX2. The Zen masterminds have created an incredible Ms. Splosion Man themed pinball table that will hit the XBLA marketplace this summer. More information will be released in the future, but those eager for updates can check out www.pinballfx.com. For more information on all of Twisted Pixel's partnerships, and for future information on our Challenges, visit www.mssplosionman.com.

About Twisted Pixel Games, LLC
Founded in 2006 by industry veterans, Twisted Pixel is the independent game development studio behind the 2009 IGF finalist and 2008 PAX 10 Audience Choice Award winning game The Maw for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Steam, and Direct2Drive. Their accomplishments continue with the successes of the award winning Splosion Man, Comic Jumper, and Ms Splosion Man, along with the soon-to-be-released Kinect title The Gunstringer. Twisted Pixel specializes in character-driven, original IP titles that shake up what games are all about. Memorable characters, creative gameplay, and impressive presentation is our focus. Learn more at www.TwistedPixelGames.com. and Twitter @twisted_pixel.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.