Stacking adding on The Lost Hobo King

THQ, Double Fine expanding quirky puzzler with downloadable pack on XBLA, PSN in early April.

Earlier this month, THQ confirmed that Double Fine would be stacking more content onto its downloadable title Stacking, but the details of that announcement didn't add up to much. That changed today, as THQ said that gamers can expect Stacking's first add-on, The Lost Hobo King, to be available through Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network in early April.

The Lost Hobo King continues the story of chimney sweeper Charlie Blackmore, who in the original game set out to rescue his family from the Baron, a nefarious industrialist. The new storyline sees Charlie venturing to the hobo kingdom of Camelfoot, where he hopes to assist his friend Levi in securing the hobo crown for his uncle, Rufus.

In this case, playing with dolls is Double Fine.

Gameplay will be in line with the original Stacking, where Charlie will accomplish his tasks by stacking into larger-sized dolls in order to gain their unique abilities. Charlie's options include more than 15 different dolls, all of which have new abilities in the add-on pack. The Lost Hobo King also includes new achievements and trophies.

THQ did not reveal pricing information for The Lost Hobo King. For an idea of what to expect from the expansion, check out GameSpot's review of Stacking.

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22 comments
scotty15
scotty15

OMG, OMG, OMG. CANT FREAKIN WAIT. that is all. :)

TheDarkCrucible
TheDarkCrucible

@noirsake: ikr I was thinking the same thing, im sure they did that on purpose :P

TheDarkCrucible
TheDarkCrucible

OMFG can't wait!!! enjoyed stacking ALOT didn't think I would and I hope they do a decent amount of DLC, wish they would tell us how much it will be and what exactly it will include but i guess I can wait for more details.

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

Great! Stacking was fresh and original compared to the over-used things we see nowadays, this DLC is gonna be great!

Ovirew
Ovirew

I think this DLC should just have been part of the game. I'm tired of developers taking advantage of gamers by releasing short games and then releasing add-ons with another two of three hours of gameplay that would have made the original game a little meatier. Of course I didn't buy Stacking, I was thinking about it though. But when I played the demo... I just kinda got bored with it right away really. And you use different suits to pass through different obstacles and there are multiple solutions to every puzzle, so it takes away some of the challenge already. So, I think this is going to push me even further into the 'Don't Buy' range.

LessThanMike
LessThanMike

Game is amazing, can't wait for the add on!!

magicalclick
magicalclick

I like the game's concept, but, when I played the demo, I got dizzy. Something about it makes me dizzy, and I have no problem with FPS. :( It is sad that I wouldn't be able to enjoy this game as others.

phatmercado
phatmercado

Great news. I enjoyed this game and since I got it from PS Plus, I'm happy to purchase any DLC for this.

noirsake
noirsake

Camelfoot? sounds very close to a toe of a camel...if you know what I'm saying

CCGR_Pheonix
CCGR_Pheonix

I'm just waiting for Trenched. Stacking looked really good though.

jedediahpelland
jedediahpelland

Stacking is definatly one of the most original games Ive played, nice to see some fresh new ideas out there, looking foward to some more.

Oloryn
Oloryn

Always enjoy the fresh and original takes on various genres that Double Fine present, and really enjoyed Stacking. Will definitely check this one out!

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Really enjoyed it and look forward to this. If it is $5 or less I will probably get it. I wish companies would release things cheaper. I have bought a game I kinda want over a game I wanted lots more just because it was half the price.

howie1926
howie1926

Sweet...Still have to finish the original

lowkey254
lowkey254

This game was very different, and I liked it.

CodingGenius
CodingGenius moderator

LOVED the original, and am really happy that they're adding more content. Hope the price is right!