Mar 142011
 

Zeboyd Games is proud to announce the upcoming arrival of Cthulhu Saves the World: Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Alpha Diamond DX Plus Alpha FES HD – Premium Enhanced Game of the Year Collector’s Edition (without Avatars!)

In 2010, Cthulhu stole our hearts and our sanity with the release of the retro parody RPG, Cthulhu Saves the World on the XBox Live Indie Games service. Now, in 2011, The Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Alpha Diamond DX Plus Alpha FES HD – Premium Enhanced Game of the Year Collector’s Edition (without Avatars!) version of Cthulhu Saves the World – or CSTW:SHECEADDPAFH – PEGYCE (WA!) for short – will offer a number of exciting improvements over the original version including:

Cthulhu’s Angels game mode – Cthulhu is too lazy to save the world so he talks a bunch of beautiful women into saving it for him! Features new dialogue, new playable characters (Molly the Were-Zompire! Elonalina the generic healer! Dark Knight Umi! Low level October!), new music, new abilities, and much, much more!

Director’s Commentary mode – Specially marked commentary icons scattered throughout the game tell the inside story on how one of pop culture’s most popular cosmic monstrosities became an RPG hero for great justice!

Rebalanced Gameplay – Many abilities and monsters have been rebalanced for even silkier smooth RPG gameplay! Plus a new Insanity difficulty mode and new super-hard bonus dungeon have been added to challenge even the best players ability to grind out higher LVs (because they’re really not as skilled as they like to brag)!

Unlockable Character Bromides – Due to the frothing demand for sexy Cthulhu art!

More jokes – F’tghan!

An obscure hint to our next game – Hey, why aren’t we working on that now instead?

More options – Toggle the running button, then untoggle it! Endless fun!

Great value – All previously released paid DLC bundled for free (note, previously released paid DLC does not exist)

Longer credits – To thank all the froody guys and gals at Kickstarter who helped make this project a reality!

Celebrity cameos – Cthulhu, the dog of e from Xbox Live! Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade (the benefits of being a fundraising benefactor)!

Plus all of the great features already included in the original version of Cthulhu Saves the World!

Take a look at what the press are saying about Cthulhu Saves the World:

Eurogamer (8/10) – “At this price, you’d be a gibbering madman not to give it a go.”
Joystiq (Indie Gem) – “It’s rare to find a game that is both entertaining and genuinely funny, and so far Cthulhu Saves the World is both.”
RPGamer (4/5)  – “Zeboyd has a knack for crafting fantastic, witty lines for all the game’s characters…”
RPGFan (87%) – “…most important of all, it’s a fun game to play.”
HonestGamers (8/10) – “Loyal Lovecraftians will enjoy things like battling Dagon in the eerie town of Innsmouth, while everyone else will appreciate fighting giant zombie whales in hidden caves. Mostly, though, you’ll just enjoy a clever, witty game.”
Gamesradar (9/10) – “Honestly? This is too good to be stuck in the 360 indie game store.”
IGN (Never reviewed the game) – “. . .”

CSTW:SHECEADDPAFH – PEGYCE (WA!) ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn is currently scheduled for release in Spring of 2011 for the PC and 360.

The original version of Cthulhu Saves the World is available now for 240 Microsoft Points ($3 USD) in all countries where XBox Live Indie Games are supported. Owners of the 360 version will be automatically upgraded for free to the enhanced version when released. The PC release ($3 USD) will include the enhancements by default when the PC version is released this Spring.

For press inquiries about Cthulhu Saves the World or Zeboyd Games, contact Robert Boyd at rdespair@gmail.com or visit our website at http://zeboyd.com

 Posted by at 11:22 am

  21 Responses to “Cthulhu Saves the World: Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Alpha Diamond DX Plus Alpha FES HD – Premium Enhanced Game of the Year Collector’s Edition (without Avatars!) Official Press Release”

  1. ANY chance of some of us poor people (who are still core gamers, dammit) without broadband access being able to play this? hell, I’d pay for BOTH Cthulhu AND BOD on a disc…

  2. Good news! A free update for people who’ve brought it?? That’s unheard of these days! An RPG worth owning, keep them coming!

  3. What? There’s no “Ultimate” in the title. Why should I buy a game that isn’t ultimate? Even a “Pro” is missing. And why the Alpha twice? Same for Enhanced. If it is changed to

    Cthulhu Saves the World: Ultimate Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Omega Diamond DX Plus Alpha FES HD Pro – Premium Advanced Game of the Year Collector’s Edition (without Avatars!)

    I might be considering to buy it.

    Or leave it as it is and I buy it anyway. ;)

  4. @the beast: If I remember correctly from past XBLIG games that’ve had updates, I believe that when you start the game, it tells you there is a free update available and prompts you to download it. I think you can say no without being booted from Live.

  5. does all the stuff just get updated automatically? or do you have to download a patch? like when you cant connect to xbox live until you download it. Also, thanks for the add ons

  6. I LOVE THIS GAME

  7. i was always interested in this game since it came out, bt with no chievos :( i never got it….BUT with this new update coming i just went to add is to my download queue…DAMN IT…i have only 220 points, i guess it’ll have to wait…

  8. Wow! I have the original game, and still need to finish it, (I got sidetracked with life, and then Dragon Age 2 which I found to be a disappointment) but the free upgrade for original owners is AMAZING!
    Thank you guys so much for this!
    It just shows how much you all care about your customers and fans, and how much a lot of the big corporations dont.

  9. @Matt

    From Zeboyd’s Twitter page:

    “. . . I’d do an iPhone version, but I don’t own a Mac or an iPhone, plus I’ve got enough on my schedule as it is. . . . So if an experienced iPhone developer wants to buy the rights to port our game to the iPhone, awesome since I won’t be doing it.”

    I think that a PS3 version is the unlikeliest of any port.

  10. Any chance for a PS3 / Mac / iOS port, or am I SOL?

  11. I have friends who have been waiting for this before trying the game. I’ll forward the good news!

    BTW, I can’t remember the last time I saw such a long a WordPress URL.

  12. No, so far, we’ve only released:

    Molly the Were-Zompire
    Epiphany in Spaaaace!
    Breath of Death VII: The Beginning
    Cthluhu Saves the World

    Molly & Epiphany were done before I started Zeboyd Games.

  13. I just noticed, but…MOLLY! Whoo! Since the only thing I’ve directly spent money for on XBL was a Portal: Still Alive sale mid last year, I’ve been free to indulge in all four of your games. For a while I was only aware of the two headlining games, but in the Free Stuff section here I saw Molly, and got my sister to direct us through a tale of mass zombie transformation/evolution/enlightenment. Then I noticed in a browsing a very similar “box”art…and so got Epiphany in Spaaaaace!

    …and died senselessly fighting. I would have gone and helped, personally, but she passed the decision off to my dad, who chose based on coulour.

    You guys don’t have anything else on XBLIG that I haven’t unearthed, do you? I want teh komprete korrekshun.

  14. Love the name! Effortlessly rolls right off the tongue… :)

  15. will it come out on steam???

  16. Best title ever. There’s no way anyone gonna be topping that sucker. Lovin’ the P3 reference in thar.

  17. Cool news. I hope it will be available on Steam.

  18. It’ll be great to finally get a chance to play this. Any chance for a PC port of Breath of Death VII?

  19. Longest name…ever!

  20. There was a time when we were considering doing something like the director’s commentary mode for sully… except it’d also give the source code for how to do it inline. This was less for silly fun and more for letting people easily reference what part of the code made a specific wacky thing happen.

  21. Woo! Thanks for upgrading us for free…although I would pay for it again!

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