Capcom puckering up for Sour Patch Kids

Soundtrack featuring Method Man song "World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids)" sweetens the deal for downloadable Xbox 360, PS3, and PC action adventure game based on top American sour candy brand.

Capcom may be best known for franchises like Mega Man, Resident Evil, and Street Fighter, but the publisher has also produced games based on unconventional licenses like Yo! Noid for the NES (starring the Dominos Pizza mascot of the time) and Mr. Bill for iOS, featuring a clay character from Saturday Night Live decades after his last appearance on the show. Capcom today expanded its menagerie of unusual licenses with the announcement of a new Sour Patch Kids-based downloadable game.

This could be the biggest gaming-candy crossover since 2002's Skittles-based Darkened Skye.

Set for release next spring for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC, World Gone Sour is an action adventure game that will see players jump into the gummy shoes of "a lost piece of candy finding its way to its ultimate destination - the human stomach." However, the player's quest to be digested will be a journey fraught with obstacles, as the lost confection will need to traverse everyday environments, such as a movie theater concession stand, and avoid the clutches of rival candies (like gum). World Gone Sour will support local cooperative play for two, as well as global leaderboards and achievements/trophies. The game will sell for $5 (400 Microsoft points).

Providing some street cred to the candy-based game will be hip-hop artist Method Man, who is contributing the track "World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids)" to the game. It will also feature the voice talents of Creed Bratton, best known for his portrayal of Creed Bratton on The Office.

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