Indie studio Butterscotch Shenanigans’ first major release, Towelfight 2: The Monocle of Destiny, drops players into a feud between gods, equipped with nothing but their wits and a powerful, enchanted monocle that summons exploding animals.
An action-adventure game of epic proportions, Towelfight 2 will beard-slap iOS and Android gamers alike with copious bloodplosions, procedurally-generated levels, insane boss fights, 14 power-ups, and 40 unique weapons enhanced by 80 augmentations. Players can dispatch myriad foes with a cornucopia of laser-blasting bees, speed-boosting unicorns, spiraling praying mantises, whales in heat, and ultra-defensive turtles, among others.
“With Towelfight 2 we wanted to make a face-meltingly deep experience that just happened to be on mobile, rather than make a ‘mobile game’,” said Butterscotch co-founders (and brothers) Seth and Sam Coster. “We looked back on the handheld games we grew up with –Pokémon, Zelda, Mega Man, etc – and noticed that the mobile space is the perfect platform for a resurgence of these kinds of rich, thoughtful games. Mobile games don’t have to be casual, and we think there’s a critical mass of gamers chomping at the bit to get something more substantial under their thumbs. Towelfight 2 will satiate that hunger.”
Towelfight 2 is a spiritual successor to Towel Fight of the Gods, Butterscotch’s entry in 2012’s Global Game Jam. One of Towelfight 2’s key features is its shot rotation system, which allows players to mix and match a variety of weapon types into a single clip, then unleash them on enemies in a cyclonic flurry of insanity.
Towelfight 2: The Monocle of Destiny, ordinarily priced at $2.99, will be available for a short-term promotional price of $0.99 for the first three days after launch. You can download the iOS or Android version.