Hands & Maria, the Two Newest DLC Characters, Have Arrived to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Hands & Maria, the Two Newest DLC Characters, Have Arrived to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND & TOKYO, JAPAN – June 11th, 2024 – Gun Interactive & Black Tower Studios have been putting in the work to continuously update The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The last few updates saw Gun put out a nighttime version of Nancy’s House Map with weather effects, alongside two new outfits for Family members Johnny and Nancy. Their new patch cadence has them delivering some juicy content—including new Outfit Packs, a new Execution Pack, and new characters—at a consistent rate.

The June 11th patch for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre continues to give players what they want, with a new Family Member, Hands, and new Victim, Maria. Hands is brought to life through motion-capture by Robert Mukes of House of 1000 Corpses fame and voiced by Aaron LaPlante. With a backstory that’s comfortably nestled into the lore of TCSM, Hands is a brute who can barge Victims and deliver devastating blows with his hammer. With his ability Ripstall he’ll be able to alter gameplay by physically ripping out valves and fuses, as well as being able to start the generator or battery quickly.

Maria, the Definitive Final Girl of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, is alive (thank goodness!) and her Victim character is now available alongside Hands. She was being kept alive because of Grandpa, with his affinity towards her perhaps being some sort of past connection.

Her Star Sign Ability is called Sweet Talk and flips the script on how Grandpa’s ability works. When Maria Sweet Talks it causes Grandpa’s Sonar ability to highlight Family members, instead of Victims, to gain an advantage on them. Her ability can be modified through her ability tree such as having Grandpa highlight Family members in close proximity to him, reduce Grandpa’s level by 1, and reduce cooldown times.

Maria and Hands will be $9.99 USD each or bundled together for $17.99 USD. Execution Pack 3 is $6.99 USD. Victim Outfit Packs are $4.99 USD. As well, PlayStation users can still enjoy special deals as a part of Days of Play, including: Nicotero Leatherface for up to 70% off, the base game for up to 65% off, or Virginia, Nancy, & Danny for up to 50% off!

For the complete patch notes, including details about reworked Skill Trees, visit the official TCSM website. 

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is available on Playstation®4, Playstation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store, as well as Game Pass on Xbox and PC. For more news and community discussion, be sure to check out game’s official subreddit, r/TXChainSawGame, or join the conversation on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.
About Gun Interactive
Based in Kentucky, Gun Interactive is a publisher and creative studio for interactive entertainment composed of industry veterans with unique and complementary backgrounds. The team shares a passion for horror and a vision that game development is not just the creation of a product, but the blending of art, design, and technology to produce experiences that engage and entertain players from all over the world. The mission of Gun is to create authentic interactive horror experiences and engage gamers and fans of the genre across a wide range of platforms.
About Black Tower Studios
Black Tower Studios was founded in 2012 and is based in Tokyo.

President and Creative Director Richie Casper is from Atlanta, Georgia. Although he has lived in Japan for about 20 years, he still has a southern accent, and can use English, Japanese, and Japanese with a Western Japanese accent depending on the TPO. He is not limited to the world of gaming; he also writes novels and produces music.

CTO Kohei Kamata came down from the mountain tops of Yamagata Prefecture and is a high-tech engineer with extensive experience creating console-specific game engines, dating back to the early PlayStation and up to current consoles specializing in Unreal Engine 4.

About Sumo Nottingham 
Founded in 2016, Sumo Nottingham is one of 16 Sumo Digital studios, and crafts inclusive, innovative action and racing titles for console and PC. Bringing together industry veterans with the best new talent in the industry, the Sumo Nottingham delivered Team Sonic Racing in 2019 and is now working on a diverse and exciting mix of new projects.
Developing successful games across all platforms and genres, Sumo Digital is recognized for its versatility, proprietary technology, and creativity across a portfolio of games developed for major publishers.
Sumo Digital is part of Sumo Group Ltd.
For more information visit: Nottingham.Sumo-Digital.com