Gang Beasts, which feels like it's been in development forever, at last has a firm release date. If you're looking forward to the colourful multiplayer brawler, you can begin scrapping with your buddies from 12th December - just two weeks from today.

The title has been a mainstay at gaming shows for the last few years, and has always proved popular, drawing a laughing, whooping crowd to its booth without fail. While the question remains whether fans have lost some excitement due to the prolonged development, there's no doubt this game will provide at least a few hours of laughs. Plus, launching so close to Christmas should mean you'll have plenty of friends and family willing to go a few rounds.

In addition to the obvious four-player battles, you can also enjoy a 2v2 football mode, as well as wave-based, four-player co-op.

Will you be picking up Gang Beasts for your Christmas party? Try not to stumble into a fire pit in the comments section below.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]