Press Play's 2.5D side-scrolling platformer sequel to Max and the Magic Marker, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, launches on Xbox 360 on April 9 and Windows PC on April 15.
Shown off during E3 2013, The Curse of Brotherhood was tentatively announced for a release on Xbox Live Arcade with no launch date provided, before being delayed into 2014. The title launched on Xbox One on Dec. 20 of last year.
In Curse of the Brotherhood, players guide Max on a quest to rescue his younger brother, maneuvering through puzzles embedded in the environment and taking on hostiles that would derail his mission. Puzzle-solving and attacks are executed using Max's Magic Marker, an enchanted writing tool that allows him to manipulate objects in his environment.
The game received a 6 out of 10 review from Polygon when it launched on Xbox One last year. "Max: The Curse of Brotherhood finds itself in an odd fissure between adult and kids game," the review reads. "A child would almost certainly find themselves too frustrated to finish it, and an adult determined to muscle their way through isn't likely to be engaged by the world or story. It provides plenty of satisfying tests for your brain if you can look past the threadbare story and fickle controls. I just wish those separate (often good) elements meshed into a seamless experience."