2K Brings Pie Snatcher to XBox 360

Posted by at 5:24 pm on February 17, 2010

2K Play today announced that The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom video game is now available exclusively on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points. Developed by The Odd Gentlemen, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is Chronoberry-filled with gamer goodness that includes a storyline with crisp puzzles, a savory score and a decadent art style harkening back to the silent film era.

Set in a world made famous by keystone cops, theater organs and pie-in-the-face slapstick, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom presents the comical escapades of the portly pie thief P.B. Winterbottom and his villainous pursuit of the preposterous Chronoberry Pie. Puzzle solvers face each   brainteaser armed with the portly P.B. Winterbottom’s blessed and cursed supernatural pie-snatching abilities: time manipulation, self-replication and a hankering for sugar euphoria.

“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.”

With five movie levels and five bonus levels, players must devour more than 70 brainteasers to help P.B. Winterbottom capture the Chronoberry pie, return home and undo all the trouble his single-minded pursuits have created. By applying the proper cloning etiquette, sleuths must crack the enigmas by any means necessary using wit, time control and the ability to clone up to 20 chubby carbon copies.

“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 and chief buttwit, 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 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 for 800 Microsoft Points.

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