Stealth Bastard Deluxe is lurking in the shadows - Steam's shadows, to be exact. Curve Studios' reworking of its original freeware prototype arrives on the digital platform at 1PM ET today (10AM Pacific, 6PM in the UK).
Stealth games are awesome. Hiding from The Man, skulking in shadows, the thrill of unseen infiltration. But why do they have to be so... slow?
That was the question that spawned Stealth Bastard, the fast-paced, nail-biting antidote to tippy-toed sneaking simulators that the world had so desperately been craving. Now, building on the ideas sketched out in this unholy marriage of Metal Gear Solid and Super Meat Boy, we’re proud to bring you the bigger, better, shinier Stealth Bastard Deluxe.
Armed with only your wits and a pair of top of the range Stealthing Goggles, it’s your job to sneak your way through a deadly facility that’s determined to extinguish your fragile little life. With no weapons and no armour, being seen means instant death.
Stay out of the light to avoid the attention of deadly security robots! Leap like a lusty salmon to avoid those zap-happy lasers! Think fast as the walls close in around you! Only the fastest and sneakiest will make it to the exit. Will you be among them?
Unlock the secrets hidden throughout Stealth Bastard Deluxe’s 80 all-new levels to access fancy new stealth equipment, and then use it to knobble friends, family and strangers in the global leaderboards.
And as if that wasn’t enough, you’ll have the opportunity to be the eponymous bastard yourself as you create your own levels with the Stealth Bastard Deluxe level editor. Pit your wits against other users’ levels or just torture others with your own devious creations. We’re not here to judge.