Mediatonic Lifts Curtain on Show-Stopping Theatre Brawler
Company: Mediatonic
Take to the stage for FOUL PLAY: The Perilous and ENTIRELY ACCURATE adventures of Baron Dashforth! An original game from Mediatonic for Xbox LIVE Arcade, Foul Play is a side-scrolling brawler that rewards performance over pummelling, and as the lead actor in the greatest show on earth it’s your job to keep the audience on the edge of their seats!

Playing as the Victorian daemon-hunter Baron Dashforth, prepare to smash, strike, banish and beat your way through hordes of wildly costumed extras as you recount your incredible life story live on stage – watch awe-inspiring scene changes play out before your eyes, fires will rage, pyramids will rise, castles will crumble, and deadly monstrosities will burst forth… NO expense has been spared in bringing this scarcely believable, but ENTIRELY ACCURATE story to the stage!

THRILL the baying audience with your incredible presence! Perform shattering takedowns, throws and reversals so perfect you’d swear they were choreographed backstage! String together awesome attacks as the Baron, or have a friend join as your loyal companion Scampwick. Electrify the spectators with linked and special attacks – win the audience with flair and showmanship, and use every stage-trick you know to bring the house down!

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

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.

About Mediatonic
Mediatonic design and operate digital games that connect millions of players together every day. Our team of 50 are based in Soho and are focused on large-scale Freemium games, Virtual Worlds, and Cross-platform franchises. Blue-chip companies such as Time Warner, Disney and Microsoft depend on our technology and experience to create scalable content and global communities of game players. Together with our partners in Europe, North America and Asia, we’re working on the next generation of digital games.
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