Buzz begins for Lancelot’s Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze
Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis are teetotalers compared to Sir Lancelot, and their hangovers have nothing on the morning after for the "sexiest Knight of the Round Table." Atoning for his massive screw-up during a wild bender the night before provides the completely absurd premise of the upcoming "silly medieval point and click adventure game", Lancelot's Hangover.
It took Lancelot and Gawain ten years to track down the coveted Holy Grail, but at last they succeeded! So what do they do with their cherished cup-like trophy? As any sports team will tell you, you fill it with booze and then drink out of it... and in Lancelot's case, you drink, and drink, and drink some more. What starts with "a few beers" leads to Lancelot waking up the next morning "in his underwear in a gay bar. The keeper tells him that he has lost the Holy Grail playing cards and Gawain has been kidnapped by environmental activists. If he does not want to be killed by Arthur, Lancelot has to get back the Grail and his companion in arms before the king of Britain discovers what happened."
Solely responsible for the game's design and production, indie Belgian developer declerfayt refers to Lancelot's Hangover as "Monkey Island meets Monty Python's Holy Grail", and the half-naked protagonist, crudely drawn 256-color graphics, and utterly irreverent humour certainly support that claim. If you're open to a healthy dose of political incorrectness, you can download the free beta prologue for PC now, which offers an early glimpse into the "humour, the dialogs, the main characters and the graphical style of the game." A later demo is planned to introduce the "funny puzzles and the point-and-click gameplay."