Electronic Arts has officially announced there all new Simpsons game called, err…uhhh, The Simpons Game! This marks the 22nd Simpsons based videogame, and it announcement comes a few months before the release of the feature length motion picture this July 27th. The game will feature much of the cartoon cast, and each character will be reprised by the original voice actor from the cartoon show. The majority of the game's story is also written by the show's writers in conjunction with EA.
"In The Simpsons Game, Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa use exciting, all-new powers to save the world from rising chaos. To help the Simpsons, gamers at home must journey through all of Springfield (as well as vast worlds beyond!), vanquish an amazing array of villains, and fight their way through parodies of multiple popular games."
“Our goal in developing The Simpsons Game is to create the most original game ever, which is a lofty goal and only possible given the close collaboration with The Simpsons’ creative team,” said Scot Amos, Executive Producer of the project. “We’re also especially proud of the game’s warm visual feel, which captures – for the first time ever in a game – the look of the TV show.” Added Amos, “As Comic Book Guy says, ‘Best. Simpsons Game. Ever!’”
“The EA group was so enormously talented and beyond belief energetic that I am thinking of suing for second hand exhaustion,” said James L. Brooks, Executive Producer of “The Simpsons.”
The Simpsons Game will be launching in time for the Holiday season on October 30th, 2007 for the PS2, PSP, X360, Nintendo Wii and DS. The PlayStation 3 version will be released two weeks later on November 13th. The release dates are still subject to a change.