BattleBlock Theater Details Its Multiplayer Modes

By Ellis Spice, 5 years ago
While we may be waiting for dates and details for the Closed Beta of BattleBlock Theater to be announced, The Behemoth have announced the eight arena modes the Closed Beta and final game will contain, which were previously unknown. Here are the developer's descriptions of these modes, along with some screenshots to accompany them:

Arena Modes 1

Arena Modes 2

Steal enemy souls and run away. Stomp, punch, kick or kill your opponent to capture their soul. The longer you have their sweet, sweet spirit, the more points you or your team will get. Don’t forget that you've got a soul too, so you better make sure that doesn't get stolen in the process!
Arena Modes 3

Beat and kill the enemy team. It’s that simple. 1, 2, and land those punches. Give them a good uppercut. Use those weapons you earned. Get points for being the most powerful team.
Arena Modes 4

Score the best time. How fast can you go through a level? Or a better question would be: How much faster can you go than others? Prove to everyone that you’re the best of the best at finishing before anyone else… In this context it’s a good thing!
King of the Hill
Arena Modes 5

Stand on the crown blocks. They’re golden and shiny. You can’t miss them. The only problem is your enemies can’t miss them either! Keep your opponents off those blocks and do your best to stay on them for a multitude of points.
Color the World
Arena Modes 6

Color more blocks than the other team. You’ll start off with a “blank slate” of greyish blocks and end with a kaleidoscope of colors–unless you’re really good or really suck, then you’ll only see giant blocks of color.
Grab the Gold
Arena Modes 7

Grab more gold than the other team. A floating whale spits out gold. Your objective is to take those pieces to the safe. It’s that easy. Just remember to keep them safe from your opponents!
Ball Game
Arena Modes 8

Get the ball in the basket. When you play this mode, you’ll be grabbing, passing and dunking in no time! Just remember to put the ball into your opponent’s hoop and not your own!
Arena Modes 9

Ride the horse to the stables. You’ll have a chance to use your sneaky skills to steal the other team’s horse. Lead the horse all the way back to your own stable to get your haul of points.
BattleBlock Theater still has no confirmed release date, with the Closed Beta likely to take place sometime this month or in March.
Ellis Spice
Written by Ellis Spice
Ellis is a newshound and former manager of the walkthrough team. When he's not busy writing the latest news, he'll likely be found battling through his backlog, playing indie games, buying yet another indie game bundle or making a game of his own.