While there are some fantastic games out in the marketplace at the moment, Big Ant Studios wants to bring some levity to their new action adventure game Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom.
The game stars you as a Jester named Jaxx, who along with his right-hand woman Comedia, are attempting to recover all the druid orbs before the invading clown army, led by Big Nose, can recover them and take over the land.
The premise is fun, and the visual style follows suit. The game will feature combos, counters, and super moves in its hammer focused melee combat, and will also contain some platforming and puzzle solving.
"Masquerade is a call back to those classic 3D action games that were all about larger-than-life characters and personalities," said Mark Bracken, Executive Vice President of Big Ant Studios. "We wanted to deliver a game with both heavy hits and lighthearted adventure, something that's simultaneously fun to play and fun to experience."
I'm all for when a game mixes in comedy elements, as long as it doesn't become all the game does well. Even fun games like DeathSpank sometimes relied too heavily on that element.
Masquerade: The Baubles Of Doom will be releasing for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on April 20th.