BattleBlock Theater is almost ready for its close-up on the Xbox LIVE Arcade, as the side-scroller will be released this spring. Considering the game has been in development since 2009, that's pretty big news.

The Behemoth, the developers behind Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers, are the creators of the game, which has players attempting to escape a theater overseen by evil cats. The title comes with single player and co-op campaigns, numerous arena modes, a level editor, 200 unlockable characters, and 30 achievements.

As of February 28th, an estimated 10,000 beta testers will gain access to the game. The rest of us have the trailer below and the promise of spring. With all the delays that came with BattleBlock Theater, it was fitting The Behemoth ended the video with the self-deprecating remark, "For real this time."