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The Crackpet Show

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Ravenage Games
Developer: Vixa Games
Release Date: Dec. 15, 2022

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'The Crackpet Show' Leaving Early Access, Gets Nintendo Switch And PC Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2022 @ 6:00 a.m. PST

Team up with up to 4 players and take on the role of gunned up and insanely freaky animals ready to gut up enemies just to gain fame in the World’s Biggest bullet-hell Show!

The Crackpet Show is a high-powered hybrid of the bullet-hell shooter and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition.

An apocalyptic event that occurred without warning changing the fate of the planet as we know by annihilating mankind. It turned the surface into a hazardous area poisoning and mutating all creatures that managed to survive the catastrophe. Those creatures became the main habitats of the devastated world and among them are the worst kind - The Crackpets!

The world as we know collapses, governments and civilizations fall, the new age dawns, and entire swaths of people are extinct… Rules, laws, relationships, etiquette, habits - everything about society has been remade and formed novum that no one could predict in their wildest dreams - everyone solely survives on entertainment. Their definition of “fun” is completely different from what it used to mean. The animals created the only way to satisfy their urges of enjoyment.

Their crazy brains invented a TV Show that is broadcasted worldwide! Some of the creatures spiral into madness, some discover the insatiable lust for entertainment others use their craziness to provide it. Silly mutated brains decided to choose a leader and they have decided to choose in their own wicked way. The TV Show where the most insane champions take part is not only to provide an epic blast - it's the only thing that is left in this world.

Champions known as The Crackpets take part in deadly arena matches to satisfy the urges of cruelty, greed, and carnage - basic pandemonium of wickedness which in the new dictionary is the definition of fun. Victory is only secondary here, what matters is to become the ultimate hero of the masses. The number one is chosen by the spectrum of fame, likes, approval, skills, tricks, uncontrollable wickedness, and ability to round up the masses thanks to the non-controlled bloodshed.

Up to four champions can enter the arena and cooperate to survive enemies and bosses like DJ Horse, Hugger, Junk Queen and that’s just the start! Get through each of the seasons in the most roguelike bullet-hell way possible, oh and obviously don't forget about mayhem... Get the full recognition from watching psycho-brains by creating epiccarnage!

So gear up, invite your friends, and get involved in the most creepy, post-apocalyptic, rogue-like bloodbath!

Publisher Ravenage Games and Developer Vixa Games announced that The Crackpet Show is leaving Steam Early Access and will launch on December 15, 2022 for Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam).

Choose from a roster of mutated animals and compete in a violent TV show to earn precious likes, sweet sponsorships and celebrity status. The full launch of The Crackpet Show will feature a new game mode called Endless, a full campaign with a final boss, jazz funk tunes perfect for any well-intentioned killing spree, and a new main theme created by Jerome Rossen - the original composer of Happy Tree Friends!

In The Crackpet Show’s new Endless Mode, contestants will choose their beast, select a class and dive paws-first into never-ending slaughter with wave after wave of enemies and bosses to disembowel. Keep your eyes on your loadout, perks and special items. Clean out rooms, find the build that best suits your playstyle, and climb the leaderboard to claim your fame. Want to enlist the help of accomplices? Four players can team up via couch co-op or remote play functionality for the ultimate muppet massacre.

Every cult classic TV show needs a good theme song. Thankfully, Jerome Rossen, composer behind every single note in every single episode of the totally kid-friendly Happy Tree Friends, has composed the main theme of The Crackpet Show. The tune perfectly compliments the new in-game jazz funk tracks that make homicide a delight.

"It’s been super fun writing theme music for The Crackpet Show,” says Jerome. “The characters are hilarious. You pick your favorite one, then try to blow everyone else to bits! The gameplay is cool. In a way, it picks up where the Happy Tree Friends left off!”

The Crackpet Show on Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) will also feature a full campaign with new skins for characters, refreshed minibosses, new decorations and room layouts, new guns, new perks, and a final episode with a final boss you’ll never see coming. We hope you visited the vet recently. An epic, bloody fight for likes and fame awaits!

Switch owners can expect to enjoy the same power trip-inducing experience as their friends on PC. Play together with only one console at home or on the go! Paint the corners of your handheld’s screen deep red as you blast away foes and become the most admired animal mutant the world has ever known. We recommend giving couch co-op a whirl with friends (or a nice stranger, if you can find one). Endless mode is especially fun - just don’t assault anyone in real life when you die early.

“We’ve introduced a ton of incredible content for The Crackpet Show’s biggest fans during the game’s Steam Early Access period, including new playable animal mutants, incredibly brutal guns, loads of new items and perks, a slot machine with beautiful dope skins, new rooms and layouts, new episodes with unique bosses, and much more,” says Robert Fijałkowski, PR/Marketing Manager at Vixa Games. “The Crackpet Show’s full launch on PC and Switch will mark an incredible milestone for our team and community. We can’t wait to unshackle this hysterical mad world on December 15.”

Key Features:

  • Performance matters, victory is only secondary - Impress the audience by creating uncontrollable chaos and get more likes and fame with each kill. The more the merrier! In the end, there can be only one winner. 
  • Teamplay! - Gather up to 4 friends, hack & slash together through enemies, and win the hearts of your fans (not literally). Team up, share the loot (when the time comes fight for it), and even revive your partners when dead. There can be only one star but that star will need sidekicks
  • Monotony not in the dictionary - procedurally generated maps, numerous enemies, collection of weapons, items, and perks - more with each passing episode of the show! Choose one of four available starting classes (Assault, Engineer, Medic & Tank) and play with your favorite Crackpet (Bunny, Cowie, Rusty, Sharky). Discover different combinations of weapons, perks, and items that will turn you into the killing machine the crowd wants! If you don’t want to become a red spot on the ground, before advancing on to the harder chapters of the show it is also a good idea to upgrade them so you can get a bit of advantage on start. All you need to create the overwhelming bloodshed is right there waiting for you.
  • Nostalgic inspiration - The gore and graphics are a reflection of the characters' lust for blood and their craziness which brings us to sweet and creepy Happy Tree Friends inspired characters and the crazy show that must go on! The post-apocalyptic hype train will soon take off!
  • Lights, camera, and action! - Pure roguelike hack & slash action until the last episode of the Show! Slice, poison, trap, shot, nuke, dash - no holds barred - epic carnage must be created! Star needs trophies, trophies drop from the bosses. Now go slay everything and become a champion!

The Crackpet Show is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) on December 15, 2022, followed by Playstation and Xbox at a later time.


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