DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue announced, priced, dated, and it’s coming sooner than you might think

“Bigger, longer, harder.” Those are the words that Director of Game Development Vlad Ceraldi said drove the team at Hothead Games into creating DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue.

The upcoming sequel to last month’s blissfully funny downloadable title sees everyone’s favorite Hero to the Downtrodden DeathSpank on his quest to find the “six mystical thongs”, which will be (no joke) the key to bringing balance to the universe.

But here’s the kicker: It’s out in less than a month.

Yes indeed, EA and Hothead have announced that Thongs of Virtue will be out on PlayStation Network on September 21st for $14.99 while the Xbox Live Arcade version will be released the following day for 1,200 Microsoft Points, just nine weeks after the release of the first DeathSpank. Also, according to franchise producer Hamish Millar, even though DeathSpank creator Ron Gilbert recently left Hothead, he was just as involved with the direction of Thongs of Virtue as he was with the first game, so hopefully the greatest item descriptions in videogame history will stay intact.