2K Play has just released The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom on Xbox Live Arcade. P.B. puts gamers in control of a portly thief in a style of gaming that is quite reminiscent of keystone cop adventures (check the screens, this is a new art style for games and is really unique). P.B. is the brainchild of The odd Gentlemen and is available for 800 Microsoft Points.
P.B. takes place on 5 different movie set themed levels that have 5 bonus levels available to gamers that can get to them. Over 70 brainteasers are included to slow down would be theives who want to help P.B. acquire the Chronoberry pie and returning home in an attempt to undo all of the mayhem that his excapades have caused.
“2K Play is excited to present such a clever and uniquely artistic game that takes players to the core of fun and challenging gameplay,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “We love the creative vision that emerged from The Odd Gentlemen’s student thesis. Taking a classic black and white silent film approach, the game blends a bit of time travel, a dash of cloning physics and a whole lot of pies to create a truly beloved mind-bending adventure.”
“The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is a puzzle connoisseur’s delight, jam-packed with all the wanted preservatives and additives that makes the game play as good as it looks,” said Phil Shpilberg, director of marketing, 2K. “If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to clone yourself or travel in time, you’ll quickly discover the mind-bending conundrums of operating within that dimension. It’s a good thing you can only do this in our game and not in real life, otherwise, we’d have a lot more vicious pies and buttwitts floating around.”
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom by 2K Play – website
Developer: The Odd Gentlemen
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Rated: E for Everyone