Today, the developers over at Mediatonic raised the curtain, quite literally I might add, on their new XBLA game FOUL PLAY: The Perilous and ENTIRELY ACCURATE adventures of Baron Dashforth!
This game is about as original as you can get because Foul Play
is a side-scrolling brawler that actually rewards your performance over your fighting. Nothing has been spared in bringing this tongue in cheek, hard to believe, but ENTIRELY ACCURATE life-story of Baron Dashforth to life on the big stage.
So, without further ado, I would like you to meet the lead actor, Baron Dashforth.
In this game you must THRILL the audience with your Godly presence while performing crushing takedowns, throws, and timely reversals that are performed so well that the audience would think that they were choreographed before the show. As the Baron, you will be able to string together attacks by yourself or have your friend, who happens to be your co-star and loyal companion Scampwick, to help you on your adventure while you amaze the spectators with your flair and showmanship skills when you use every stage-trick you know to bring your audience to their feet with a thunderous standing ovation.
Playing as the lead actor, Victorian daemon-hunter Baron Dashforth, you will be smashing, striking, banishing and beating your way through the crazy costumed extras as you try to keep your audience on the edge of their seats and watching, as far as you're concerned, the greatest show on earth.
Take a look at the below screenshots and you will see what I mean:
Prepare for DRAMA as the Baron’s tale unfolds, from the harsh deserts of Cairo, to the shady streets of Victorian London… and beyond. The finest actors and actresses of the day have been employed to ensure the ABSOLUTE authenticity of the story. Prepare to play out the most spectacular and explosive moments of the Baron’s life; improbable beasts, astonishing villainy, and at the heart of it all – the mysterious Foul Play.
- A vaudevillian tale of daemons, disaster, deadly risks and duplicitous dealings
- 2 Player Co-op with special team takedowns and linking attacks
- Crowd-pleasing battles, where style matters above all!
- Beautifully animated scene changes to re-create the Baron’s adventures on-stage.
Before the final curtain call, I leave you with a word from the developers.
Welcome to the Foul Play…
Baron Dashforth is like James Bond crossed with Baron Munchausen, except set in the late Victorian era, and he fights daemons instead of evil dudes, and I don’t THINK James Bond ever put on a play… and everything he claims to have happened is true. Probably. exclaims Creative Producer, Jeff Tanton, unhelpfully, before rallying with It’s this incredible fusion of arcade brawler, crowd-pleasing mechanics, over-the-top characters, and unique setting that’ll make Foul Play so much fun – working on the Xbox LIVE Arcade platform for the first time is very exciting, we’re getting to throw a whole bunch of awesome stuff into the mix that just wouldn’t have been possible before!
As a studio, we’re focused on creating digital games that are packed full of life and character. We invest a lot of time in building worlds and stories that extend beyond the games we create said Paul Croft, Director of Games. Foul Play felt like the perfect fit for Xbox LIVE Arcade and we’re SUPER excited to be bringing it to life on the platform.
Below are some of the extras in full costume:
Currently, we do not any release information for Foul Play
As soon as we do, we will pass that information to the TA community.