Earlier this month we saw the release of Hail to the King: Deathbat (Free), a product of Subscience Studios and the band Avenged Sevenfold. Members of the band grew up playing video games, and when it came time to make their own, they wanted to create an homage to the games they loved playing back in the ’80s and ’90s. The combat and magic system in Deathbat is pretty simplistic, and the difficulty can be unforgiving. Those are the reasons I love the game so much, but those are also the reasons a lot of people didn’t like the game so much. Opinions, you know? Because of the polarized feelings towards Deathbat, I imagine there were a lot of people who might have been interested in the game but were stuck on the fence. Well, if that describes you, now might be a good time to jump off the fence as Hail to the King: Deathbat is currently on sale for $1.99, down from its normal price of $4.99.
We liked Hail to the King: Deathbat quite a bit in our review, and as I mentioned it’s one of my personal favorites. Playing it just makes me happy. I understand it’s not for everyone, but for a couple of bucks, the risk is pretty low to be able to find out for yourself. At the very least, the awesome soundtrack is well worth the entry price, and you can check out a behind the scenes video of the band talking about making the soundtrack. Also, today is Halloween, and Deathbat is a perfect game to get in the spooky spirit of this holiday. Finally, if you’re more of a desktop gamer, Hail to the King: Deathbat is also now available on Steam for the sale price of $3.99, down from its normal price of $5.99.