Hothead have been teasing the third DeathSpank game, known simply as The Baconing, for a little while now, but not many plot details have escaped as yet, save the presence of the "AntiSpank" as the main antagonist. Today the company has dropped a few details about some of the quirky characters players can expect to meet in their new adventures with our thong-clad hero.

DeathSpank will come across an "unlikely group of adventuring scientists" during his travels: the Nuclear family, who sound like something out of a Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Betty Nuclear is a stay-at-home housewife and has "perfected the science of cooking and cleaning" while her husband Dick makes robots to "help cure the ills of society through full body sensual massage" at the Pleasuretorium. Son Elroy is trying his best to clone a two-headed dog, while daughter Chastity is building herself a better boyfriend from "spare parts" she found in a graveyard.

Part of DeathSpank's quest will involve reuniting these disparate family members with one another -- a task made somewhat more difficult by their tendency to explode when agitated, coupled with the fact that they get agitated when in the presence of the other members of their family.

The Baconing is coming to PC, Mac and "other platforms" this summer.

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