Dishwasher working a second shift on XBL

Ska Studios reveals Vampire Smile, the sequel to last year's 2D side-scrolling action game Dishwasher: Dead Samurai.

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Some might have scoffed at last year's Xbox Live Arcade game Dishwasher: Dead Samurai and its undead menial laborer in bloody combat with ninjas, robots, and the like. It turns out that a premise that far-fetched can support not just one, but two whole games, as developer Ska Studios has announced an Xbox Live Arcade sequel to the game in Dishwasher: Vampire Smile.

If a gaming plumber can hit it big, why not a dishwasher?

Vampire Smile apparently retains the original game's formula, with the Dishwasher character disposing of giant bosses and their evil henchmen left and right. The game features a mostly muted palette accentuated by splashes of color to go with special attacks and all-too-frequent dismemberments. According to the developer, Vampire Smile is built on a new engine allowing for "an even more visually gruesome experience."

The original Dishwasher gained notoriety after co-winning Microsoft's 2007 Dream-Build-Play contest, in which two independent game developers were awarded contracts to release their submissions on Xbox Live Arcade. However, it didn't actually see the light of day on Microsoft's console until last April, when it launched to a positive critical reception.

No release date was announced for Vampire Smile, with the developer saying only that it would be coming "when it's done."

Discussion

26 comments
DiscipleGD
DiscipleGD

Ya yall right though this is one hard game even on casual.

DiscipleGD
DiscipleGD

KILL3RJ3R3MY420 I dont think you played the first one did you dirty? Ive had it fo a year now me and my boys get on live co-op everytime we play.Or did i mistake what you talkn bout?

wolf0
wolf0

DWS was a cool game but man hard

onlymetal75
onlymetal75

Great time to have a banned console :(

KILL3RJ3R3MY420
KILL3RJ3R3MY420

Well if the sequel doesnt support LIve co-op i wont buy it. It was so stupid not to support Live co-op in the first game.

mikekearn
mikekearn

I'm happy to see a sequel is being made. I heard about the first one years ago, while it was still in development, and followed it obsessively for months, knowing it would win that contest. That it took Microsoft so long to actually release the game was practically criminal.

xGlenn11x
xGlenn11x

I have some spare MS points. I may have to take a look at the first Dishwasher as well as Shadow Complex.

WeaponX84
WeaponX84

oh yea, this and shadow complex were my 2 favorite xbla games ever I really want a seqal or 2 of both

okassar
okassar

That blood and gore looks sooo good.

juden41
juden41

Yes, loved the first one, best XBL game next to Braid, definitely want this one too.

blackie8
blackie8

I just love Ska Studios. They make some darn good games. Wasn't a huge fan of the original, but I'll check this one out for good measure.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

YEESSSS!!! BRINGITON!!! DISHWASHERFTW!!! ...sorry, just had to get that off my chest. Dishwasher 1 was one of the best Arcade games. The only reason I stopped playing it is because I was stuck on Samurai mode. I heavily anticipate this game more than anything else coming out before the end of the year.

TerrorformZero
TerrorformZero

Can't wait... The first one had killer co-op, and a classic old school feel with a nice art design. I'll be picking this up at launch...

thepyrethatburn
thepyrethatburn

People are probably giving you the thumbs down because .....well....you're doing exactly what "the bad" talks about. Yes, the shift blade combo is a brutal one. Yes, the chainsaw is powerful. However, unless you're playing on easy, you are greatly exaggerating on both counts. I am looking forward to another shot at the Dishwasher.

KaBo0m
KaBo0m

I can't believe so many are thumbs downing me. Just goes to show that people just stunk at the game. I'm telling you all you need in this game is a shift blade maxed out and to use that same combo over and over. it kills everything instantly. if you guys are going to thumbs down because you guys are a bunch of noobs than so be it This game was easy. It's just hard for like the first hour when nothing is upgraded

Xeonz
Xeonz

Thought this was actually a dishwasher itself to be working on XBL.

KaBo0m
KaBo0m

This game is stupid easy if you actually play it for more than hour. The upgrades for the shift blade(or wtvr it was called) was insane. A simple 3 hit combo for the last upgrade turned the game into easy mode and basically OHKO everything in the game. The chainsaw could kill bosses in 5 seconds or less. The stages were glitchy as hell and easily exploitable.

JoetheMoe
JoetheMoe

the first was too hard even on casual!

lamprey263
lamprey263

I thought it was fun... though didn't really touch it much after getting it, kind of got distracted.

Jhoalot
Jhoalot

I must admit that i wish that this game were on ps3, hope everyone enjoy this game. This is one of my top 3 xbox 360 envys.

magicalclick
magicalclick

Cool, more action, more gore, more blood..... XD