Ska Studios takes The Dishwasher to a "bigger, better, and more badass level" in The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, coming to Xbox Live Arcade "when it's done," with visitors to PAX East getting their first look at the game next month.

The countdown has ended, the dishes have been washed, and as the suds drain away they reveal The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, Ska Studios' follow-up to the hit Xbox Live Arcade title from last year, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai.

Vampire Smile features the same distinctive art style and 2D action platforming that made players fall in love with the original, crafted with a brand new game engine that allows things to get even more gruesome than before. The game will feature two separate single player campaigns, a co-op campaign, 50 arcade challenges, and an endless Dish challenge.

Ska also mixes it up with new weapons, including the Violence Hammer - a girder wrapped in barbed wire - and the Painkiller, which is a six foot long syringe. Ouch.

"Put simply, we are taking The Dishwasher to a bigger, better and more badass level," said Ska Studios founder James Silva. "Fluid animation, insane combos, disturbing weapons, and creeping mental illness are set to collide in a very bad way when this game launches."

Check out the first screens and suitably creepy trailer for The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile below, and if you are visiting PAX East in late March, be sure to stop by Ska Studios' booth to catch the game in action.

The Dishwasher Returns In Vampire Smile

The Dishwasher Returns In Vampire Smile

The Dishwasher Returns In Vampire Smile

The Dishwasher Returns In Vampire Smile

The Dishwasher Returns In Vampire Smile

The Dishwasher Returns In Vampire Smile

The Dishwasher Returns In Vampire Smile

The Dishwasher Returns In Vampire Smile