First look: Futurama

SCi releases the first gameplay information on its cartoon-inspired third-person action game. First screens inside.

SCi has today released the first information on Futurama, a third-person action game inspired by the Matt Groening TV show of the same name. The game--which is in development for the Xbox, PS2, and GameCube--will allow players to fight as four different characters from the show, including Fry, Bender, Leela, and Dr. Zoidberg.

The game's story--which was written by the team responsible for the TV series--will see the player going up against an evil businesswoman named Mom who, after purchasing Planet Express Deliveries from Professor Farnsworth, now owns over half of the earth. As the planet's new supreme ruler, Mom plans to enslave humanity and turn the earth itself into a gigantic warship.

Each of the game's four playable characters will have his or her own range of moves, weapons, and skills, and the game will apparently include elements of puzzle solving as well. The characters in the game will have their voices provided by the same talent as the TV show, and the game will apparently add to the existing cast with a number of previously unseen personalities.

Futurama is currently scheduled for release in the spring of this year. We'll bring you more information on the game as it becomes available.

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