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The Baconing release dates, pricing and platforms announced.

Hothead Games announces all the details for up and coming download title

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Action RPG, Mac, Macintosh, PC, PC gaming, PLAYSTATION Network, PSN, PlayStation 3, Video Games, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, Xbox LIVE Arcade, adventure games

VANCOUVER - August 19, 2011

Indie Games developer Hothead Games today released some exciting release date and platform details from the anticipated summer title that fans have been salivating over, The Baconing.

The Baconing is the latest stand alone action-RPG title from Hothead Games featuring the popular hero, DeathSpank. Discover exciting new worlds and hilarious characters whilst you battle hordes of enemies in search of the Fires of Bacon. This sizzling title will be unleashed for ALL gamers to play at the end of this month. The details are as follows:

PlayStation?Network - August 30th/31st

The Baconing is a PlayStation?Network PLAY promotion title, a new program showcasing four of the season’s hottest action titles. When The Baconing is pre-ordered through PLAY, purchasers will receive an additional co-op character, Roesha, One Bad Mutha and a PlayStation?Network theme.

Roesha is a 70's era inspired police woman with a nasty attitude and an over-sized pistol that gets results! When her gun is simply not enough she calls on her electric disco ball to take down a big crowd. She can also fire First Aid shells at DeathSpank to heal her crime-fighting partner. And when she taunts, get ready for a Charlie's Angel inspired pose and some Roesha attitude.

In addition, PlayStation?Plus subscribers will receive an automatic 20% off every PLAY program purchase.

Xbox LIVE? Arcade– August 31st

The Baconing will be released on August 31st on Xbox LIVE? Arcade game for the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, for 1200 Microsoft Points. The game will be published by Valcon Games in conjunction with Hothead Games. Valcon Games President, Glenn Halseth commented:

“Valcon Games is very excited to be able to play a role in this fantastic stand alone adventure, and by partnering with the amazing Hothead Games we can help bring The Baconing and its infamous hero, DeathSpank, to Xbox Live? Arcade players everywhere.”

Windows PC and Mac– August 31st

Hothead Games is also very excited to announce that The Baconing will also be available to both Windows PC and Mac users at the same time as their console gaming friends as the game readies for an end of August launch of the game on Steam and the Mac App Store. A pre-order discount of 20% is now available for Steam users who purchase the game ahead of the 31st August release date. Please visit fropm 11am Pacific time and 7pm UK time. For more information visit the game page

http://store.steampowered.com/app/18070

Mike Inglehart, Producer on The Baconing is excited to bring this platform and pricing news.

“We wanted to make The Baconing available to as many gamers as possible as we don’t want anybody to miss out on this unique adventure. In particular, we wanted to make sure gamers on Windows PC and Mac were able to download the title at the same time as console gamers. This rarely happens for digital distributed products, but at Hothead we felt it was important to give everyone simultaneous access to our best game yet.”

For more information on The Baconing please visit www.thebaconing.com

The latest gameplay&character trailer for The Baconing can be viewed here:

PEGI: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhy1Lf9MBds

ESRB: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHk8M8SSa94

For more information on Hothead Games, please visit: www.hotheadgames.com

Download all the latest assets here: www.triplepointpr.com/dl/hothead/Baconing_press_kit.zip

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About Hothead Games

Hothead Games, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an emotionally secure independent developer and publisher of groundbreaking downloadable titles. Maybe we don’t have a“make your own ice-cream sandwich bar” like some other game companies, but Hothead has brought to life original games such as the scientist-approved DeathSpank and the award-winning Swarm. Hothead is partnering with cool indie studios to bring games like Braid to new platforms and new audiences. We also like to stand near really ugly people so that we appear more attractive ourselves. Check us out at www.hotheadgames.com

Ellen Manuszak, TriplePoint for Hothead Games

212-730-9744

ellen@triplepointpr.com

Oliver Birch, Director of Marketing, Hothead Games

media@hotheadgames.com

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