Doh! Simpsons game ships
10/30/2007 7:29:00 PM
Eat my shorts! The Simpsons Game is finally coming and will be in stores November 2nd. The trailers that I have seen look pretty cool and there's some great spoofs that the game seems to have. It's certainly a big step from the ole arcade fighting game.
EA ANNOUNCES THAT “The Simpsons Game” HAS SHIPPED IN nORTH aMERICA
You’ve Watched the Show, You’ve Seen the Movie, Now Play Your Favorite Animated Family in their Best Videogame EVER!
Redwood Shores, Calif., – Oct. 30th, 2007 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that THE SIMPSONStm GAME has shipped in North America and will ship in Europe on November 2nd. Created in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Gracie Films, THE SIMPSONS GAME is an original script created by the TV show’s Emmy Award-winning writers and voiced by the original cast from the TV show. The result is the funniest, most irreverent, exciting and authentic Simpsons video game experience ever. “Our hope is the number of solid jokes and the speed in which they come, set ourselves apart,” said James L. Brooks, Executive Producer.
In 2007, The Simpsons celebrated their historic 400th episode, as well as the release of their first animated film, The Simpsons Movie, which has grossed over $520 million worldwide at the box office, hitting the No.1 slot in the first week. Now fans of this multi-award-winning television series are ready for the next major milestone: THE SIMPSONS GAME.
With parodies of the video game industry, pop culture and current events, THE SIMPSONS GAME has the same subversive humor and delightfully smart wit as the critically acclaimed TV series. Play along as your favorite yellow, dysfunctional TV family members, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, battle to break free of the video game world and save Springfield. Each ‘Simpson’ has special abilities unique to his or her personality: smash as Homerball, zip-line as Bartman, rally Mobs as Marge, or unleash Lisa’s Hand of Buddha! With over 40 minutes of new animated scenes by the show's writers -- it's like getting two never-before-seen episodes of the Simpsons. Add that to over 8000 lines on in-game dialogue, and the Simpsons game is a must-have for any fan of the show.
"The story is the heart of the game," said Matt Selman, Simpsons Executive Producer and Head Writer of the Simpsons title. "The Simpson family realizes they're living in an actual video game. At first, it's fun having video game powers. But when life as a game character is harder then they thought, they must break out into the behind-the-scene world of video games. They must fight their way through parodies of other games in order to achieve their freedom."
“Playing THE SIMPSONS GAME is like choosing which donut to eat. The fun lies in the wide variety, but no matter which way you go it always brings a smile,” said Scot Amos, Executive Producer for the game. “The close collaboration among Gracie Films, Twentieth Century Fox and ‘The Simpsons’ creative team makes this game a sweet addition to ‘The Simpsons’ legacy.”
Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising, added: “When you team up one of the best video game companies in the universe with one of the best television shows of all time, you know you’re going to get a game that delivers. THE SIMPSONS GAME is a completely original creation that adds to The Simpsons’ enduring legacy.”
Under development by EA’s Redwood Shores Studio, THE SIMPSONS GAME is scheduled for release on the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system, WiiÔ, and Nintendo DSÔ. THE SIMPSON GAME has been rated “T” with descriptors of Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Animated Blood, Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Language, Suggestive Themes by the ESRB.