Wadjet Eye, purveyors and creators of impeccable point & click adventure games including Gemini Rue and the Blackwell series, have announed that their first 2012 title will be Da New Boyz: Day Of The Jackass. Billed as "A nostalgic throwback to comedy games like The Secret of Monkey Island with the feel and pacing of a Saturday morning cartoon," Da New Boyz will follow a team of wrestlers as they attempt to save their friend from ruthless kidnappers, and should provide near-limitless scope for tongue-in-cheek parody.
You'll be able to buy it from February 29th, and a demo is freely available. Trailer and more details after the break.
From the press release:
A nostalgic throwback to comedy games like The Secret of Monkey Island with the feel and pacing of a Saturday morning cartoon, Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass is a point-and-click adventure with humorous dialogue, clever puzzles, and a quirky art style. Under somewhat sketchy circumstances, Brain -- a member of Da New Guys wrestling trio and the worst brawler in Wrestle Zone history -- has won the title belt. (Not even his teammates Simon and Defender can believe it!) When an angry mob shows up to protest, Brain and the precious belt end up kidnapped. Now it's up to wrestling's most eclectic team to get their buddy back and defend his unlikely title -- not to mention Da New Guys' Wrestle Zone reputation.
Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass can be preordered for $9.99 (download version) or $19.99 (Limited Edition CD version). The Limited Edition CD, which will only be sold through the February 29 launch, includes a Da New Guys cartoon short, exclusive collectable trading cards, and free shipping within North America. (International shipping is just $0.99.) All preorder customers will receive instant download access to the game and MP3 soundtrack upon the February 29 release. After the game launches, Wadjet Eye Games will only offer Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass in downloadable format.
Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass is a rare game that manages to be both charming and bust-a-gut hilarious. I've been a fan of Chris Burton's work since he first introduced Da New Guys in an amateur freeware game years ago, so I'm very excited to be kicking off Wadjet Eye's 2012 lineup with their commercial debut. - Dave Gilbert, Wadjet Eye Games' CEO