Retro Parody Game “VanillaBeast: Ace in the Hole” Coming to Consoles, Steam PC in 2023

Vanilla Gaming Company recently announced that their upcoming adventure game VanillaBeast: Ace in the Hole is planned for release for PC and consoles sometime in 2023. The game is a genre mishmash that parodies 80s and 90s games and pop culture, where players take control of a secret agent who must save a town’s loveliest ladies from a “mysterious evildoer.” It’s also worth mentioning that the developers are shooting squarely at a mature audience with the content and humor. (It will be interesting to see how much of the game will survive Sony’s censorship regime if it ultimately come to PlayStation)

Here’s the official breakdown of VanillaBeast from Vanilla Gaming Company, followed by the latest trailer:

VanillaBeast: Ace in the Hole features a variety of gameplay styles that hearken back to favorites such as Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!, Punisher and Jaws on the NES, and the Leisure Suit Larry games. Explore an entire city with locations such as the Casino, Country Club, baseball field, Strip Club, Lake Winnedonka, and more to complete side quests and unlock new items to aid you in your progress through the story. Supporting you on your journey are a cast of current and former adult entertainers, including Eva Notty, Kasey Storm, and Anna Claire Clouds, as well as classic photoshoots made available via a partnership with Las Vegas-based Pornstar Platinum. Naturally, the game is chock full of innuendo, off-color humor, and plenty of outrageous content. Yep, the ESRB are going to be our BEST friends.

Additionally, the game is filled with parodies of pop culture icons. Seriously, we dare you to find them all, and if you do, it’s free pizza on us!* The soundtrack, provided by 8-Bit Universe, will have you closing your eyes and dreaming of a time many decades ago when you were trying to get away with playing this sort of edgy stuff without your parents finding out.

VanillaBeast: Ace in the Hole is coming to Steam PC and consoles in 2023. You can add the game to your Steam wishlist here.

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