Paint the Town Red Causes Chaos on Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PlayStation, Steam July 29
Voxel Melee Brawler Enjoyed by More than 400,000 Hooligans Demolishes Early Access
QUEENSLAND, Australia – June 29, 2021 – Paint the Town Red, the first-person brawler with sandbox combat levels and a massive roguelike mode from South East Games, bursts out of Early Access where more than 400,000 bruisers created carnage, and onto Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PlayStation 5 and 4 on Thursday, July 29, alongside the debut of 1.0 on Steam for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux.
Originally released in 2015 to Early Access, version 1.0 of Paint the Town Red evolved from a violent voxel sandbox into a deeply-customizable action experience. Slay foes in fast-paced, visceral first-person melee action using fisticuffs, class abilities, and wielding from a selection of more than 200 weapons. Attack with improvised armaments like barstools, implements of pain like shurikens, and say hasta la vista to foes with deadly firearms.
Tackle the roguelike Beneath mode, working for a clandestine organization that stands against undead terrors and eldritch horrors in a subterranean world. Pick from five different classes with distinct stats and abilities, such as the nimble Spectre who possesses the ability to teleport and the stalwart Vanguard capable of healing allies. Uncover the mysteries of this shifting, procedurally-generated world, and defeat the four Elder Gods.
Cause mayhem in Scenarios mode, a series of themed sandboxes where brawlers must kill ‘em all and let the Elder Gods sort ‘em out. Fight to the bloody end in the Arena mode, with an endless mode for warriors to push themselves to the limits. Use modifiers to customize the experience, enabling prospective punishers to bring a gun to a swashbuckling pirate fight or enjoy a slow-mo disco demolition night with an authorized SUPERHOT mode.
PC fighters can expand the fun even further with a built-in level editor and full Steam Workshop support, with more than 8,000 items and counting including custom levels, texture packs, and music packs. A PC-exclusive online co-op mode allows up to 4 rowdy brawlers to make a bloody mess in Scenarios or pummel the Elder Gods in Beneath mode together.
“Paint the Town Red’s lightning-fast, gory, and tactile combat makes it such a blast to play,” said Matthew Carr, South East Games, co-founder. “The simplistic voxel-based graphics present the game as clean and sterile at first glance, but once the fists start flying, all of the viscera and fleshy bits really add some colourful details.”
Paint the Town Red launches Thursday, July 29 on Steam for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux, as well as PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch for $19.99. A Playstation 5 release will follow shortly afterward. Paint the Town Red supports English audio and interface, with interface support for French, Italian, German, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
About South East Games
Founded by cousins Matthew and Shane Carr in 2009, working as programmer and artist respectively, the duo worked nights and weekends to release a handful of small iOS games while working at larger companies by day including THQ and The Creative Assembly. Unhappy with working on the smaller aspects of larger titles, they wanted to work on something fresh and new, and achieved that with Paint the Town Red, which debuted on Steam Early Access in 2015 and readies its 1.0 and console debut in 2021.
South East Games has worked with Jeff van Dyck on Paint the Town Red. The two-time BAFTA award winning Composer and Audio Director, known for his emotive scores and immersive audio design in video games over the last two decades such as his work in the Total War series, Alien Isolation, and EA classics like Need for Speed and FIFA.