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As promised earlier in the week, Tim Schafer’s gang at Double Fine Productions revealed the sequel to Double Fine Happy Action Theater via live stream on Giant Bomb last night. Like its predecessor, which is available now on the Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 MSP, the Happy Action Theater Sequel is essentially a collection of Kinect driven mini-games that put players in outrageously fun situations. If you’ve ever wanted to turn yourself into a fire breathing dragon and destroy cities one second, and then dodge pigeon stool in a park the next, Happy Action Theater is the franchise for you.
Building on the first Happy Action Theater, Double Fine has created seventeen brand new mini-games for the sequel, several of which are shown off in the nearly 40 minute demo of the game which can be viewed in the video above. Its worth noting that there is a mini-game dedicated solely to dubstep at the 33:00 minute mark that is simply a must see. Additionally, the team has added the ability to quickly frame photos taken during gameplay and upload them to Facebook to share with your friends, like some form of deranged digital post card. Double Fine has also promised that players who own the original Happy Action Theater who buy the sequel, will unlock all eighteen of the first title’s mini-games, in the new Happy Action Theater, literally doubling the amount of happy action to be had.
While the tentatively titled Happy Action Theater Sequel doesn’t currently have a release date or official price, we’re expecting it to hit Xbox Live Arcade sometime before the end of the year. We highly recommend that you view the video above to get a proper look at the game and understand the hi-jinks that awaits players. You can check out our review of the original Happy Action Theater here, if you’re still considering giving the original game a go. And if it’s Double Fine’s wild and wacky antics that have you intrigued, make sure you check out the Double Fine Productions “Primer” feature over at our sister XBLA Fans. Finally, be sure to stay tuned for more information on the Happy Action Theater Sequel right here at Xbox Kinect Fans.
Source: Giant Bomb