It’s funny - though not funny ha-ha, as you’ll come to see - just how quickly we became used to hearing the name Stealth Bastard. How quickly we stopped appreciating its blunt beauty, which so concisely captured its mix of traditional stealth mechanics and Super Meat Boy instadeath. So I’m afraid we can’t enjoy the name of its commercial sequel/expansion, Stealth Bastard Deluxe. Thankfully, there’s more to it than that.
RPS report that the Deluxe version will feature 80 levels, “lots of new ways to die” and a narrative to tie the whole bloody mess together. We’ve already noted the new game-changing equipment and some flashy menus.
Why care, eh? Well, because the economy version of Stealth Bastard looked and played like this:
Like I say: too familiar a name to appreciate. We can still enjoy its tagline, mind - ‘Tactical Espionage Arsehole’. Ace.