<i>Family Guy</i> games on the way

2K Games nabs license for multiple "freakin' sweet" games; first game to appear this fall; High Voltage to do the development honors.

After more than a year with nary a peep on the Family Guy games in development at 2K Games, one would be excused for thinking it perhaps went the way of the original Family Guy TV show. And one would be right, because much like the TV Show, the gaming project has returned to the public eye after a bit of a dormant stretch.

2K Games today reannounced its intentions to bring the profoundly dysfunctional Griffin family to the world of gaming, saying that it has picked up the rights to develop and publish "some freakin' sweet" games based on the TV show, starting with a current-generation console offering this fall.

"The irreverent and satirical humor from Family Guy that has made the show a smash hit opens up exciting and untapped possibilities in game development," said Christoph Hartmann, managing director of 2K Games. "We are looking forward to bringing the colorful Family Guy characters to life in a one-of-a-kind action/adventure style game."

As for who the publisher has entrusted with that duty [insert sophomoric Family Guy reference here], that would be High Voltage Games. No stranger to crude, tasteless humor, High Voltage was the studio behind 2004's VU Games' crass collegiate adventure game Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude.

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Bobobski
Bobobski

in case you didn't notice...i did say "for me". i can't/don't want M-rated games. and just my luck...it is M. oh well...hopefully there's a DS version that's not...

boobush
boobush

Who cares if it's rated M! Let's just hope it's a game worth your money, but even if it's crappy, I'll buy it anyway.

Bobobski
Bobobski

sounds amazing....i just hope it's not rated mature...that would stink...for me

speardoomfre
speardoomfre

i hope it flys throw games dont be crappy please i want a good family guy game come on

tommyrulz9
tommyrulz9

Hmmm... This game will be a toss up... If you think about it, there are a lot of REALLY crappy games on the market which once evolved from brilliant television shows but there are also some games which came from television shows that are actually quite good. Take the Simpsons for example... There are absolutely TONS of CRAPPY Simpsons games out on the market but then all of a sudden a good simpson game comes out such as Hit and Run. We must hope that the Family Guy game is a "one in a million" game which is actually good from a television series. Although, 2K Games and High Voltage are respectable enough game developers who I believe will make a fairly enjoyable game. I believe the game will be as fun as Futurama meaning, it wont be an absolutely fantastic game but it will be enjoyable and it will stick to the humourous points of the television series. Hopefully the Family Guy game will feature the same sort of crude humour of the Leisure Suit Larry Franchises... Anyways we should be open minded and optimistic about this game instead of jumping to false assumptions that it will be another crappy television series game. We can only hope it will be another "one in a million" game which is actually quite fun and humourous...

sTyLnK
sTyLnK

..the simpsons have done many games and noone has cared...because its JUST a game....this will be no different....the description of how the game will be didnt surprise me one bit...it wont ruin the show and it if is horrible...so be it....i dont expect much from it anyways...just a game that will give you some for for a few hours...and thats it....there trying to make more money...its a smart idea haha...

OHJOY90
OHJOY90

This game looks promising, I just hope they don't mess it up. I might get it when it comes out and to the people complaining about the graphics or lack of information, the game is in very early development the graphics are bound to not be top notch or there not have released that much information about it, so i'm just saying don't judge the game yet wait until we have more information on it or a video or something.

blackguitar314
blackguitar314

The only way that this game will be worthy of bearing the Family Guy name and likeness, is if the developers: #1. switch it over to either PS3 or X360, and #2. make the graphics engine mimic the original animation of the television series. This way it would be like playing episodes of the cartoon, which will make the experience more familiar- rather than distorting one of the aspects that attracted fans to the series in the first place.

ty_123
ty_123

FREKIN SWEET!!!!!! GITTTY GITTY GOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hammy_the_pig
hammy_the_pig

it should be like the sims that would be awesome

RabiZ
RabiZ

dam!!!!(period)

Nick_Rc
Nick_Rc

Excellent soon i can control the world through victory shall yet be mine

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

Even if the game isn't good, I'll still get it.

goode
goode

i hope you can play as quagmire that would be awesome

LilYungsta
LilYungsta

did you people see what happened to Futurama's game?...

-Christhebull-
-Christhebull-

"Um, is this insurance? I'd like to protect my show against tarnished reputation from the um, cash-ins?" "That'll be nothing, please" "How come?" "It's not as if the consumers care about quality. It's just like clothing. Slap a big name on and it'll sell, Sell, SELL! "OK then."

ZephyrKama
ZephyrKama

Let's see, the companies that brought us Zathura are making another game based on a popular tv show... we may as well give it a 5.3 right now and move on with our lives.

vgmkyle
vgmkyle

Family Guy....A game....NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Blazer88
Blazer88

Well I love the show,.erm,..can't see it being a very good game though.That old Simpsons arcade game was actually pretty good in it's day,.still I am having trouble imagining how they could turn this show into a game.

lageasy311
lageasy311

giggidy giggidy giggidy OHHHH!!!!!!

godigoshin
godigoshin

you cant ruin a tv show with a game, they are completely seperate from eachother. next person to say the game will ruin the show will see the back of my hand

77bigmac77
77bigmac77

The only way this could be a good game is if they made it like GTA, made 6 unique storylines for each character (Peter, Lois, Brian, STEWIE, Chris, and god-awful Meg, though I'd rather see Quagmire inserted where Meg is :) But that would take too long so we'll get some junk platformer that focuses entirely on Stewie and has crummy graphics. Instead of wasting $50 on this game, buy some Family Guy T-Shirts lol

ColdPizzaKid111
ColdPizzaKid111

Even if this game ends up sucking im going to buy it because I am a true fan.

imyoon28
imyoon28

i love this show. ive been a fan since the beginning...but why? seth is writing the story for it but still...it's going to fall to the wayside and flop...please, just stick to the show.

Cligini
Cligini

What the duce... This is going to be good ... lol

brolly11
brolly11

kool i love this **** show i'v seen all the eps i hope theres killing in it

pollocky
pollocky

THAT IS SO FREAKIN COOL I WATCH FAMILY GUY ALL THE TIME!!! THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!!!!

Maluigi
Maluigi

Heh Heh All Right!!!

jdvond
jdvond

i love family guy some much but when they bring things over to the game world some things lose all that fun. maybe if it bombs they will make fun of it in an episode at least then it would be worth it.

sharpshooter188
sharpshooter188

lol. this game is going to burn so horribly. since when has there ever been a memorable tv show franchise on a GAME? or rather since when has the game ever been memorable. if i were a developer id tell the idiots no. im not making your retard game. get a better idea.

dengue_metal
dengue_metal

I hope at least seth Mcfarlane does the script

volumesoxxs
volumesoxxs

wow thats gay they are going to ruin an awesome show

a_gaming_guy
a_gaming_guy

Wow, the odds of this turning out to be another crappy tv show based game, then Family Guy will have lost almost all dignity. I love Family Guy and i do not wanna see it go down the drain due to a crappy game. 2K games better not mess this up, but i have a feeling they will.

Randomd00d
Randomd00d

i bet this will be a terrible game just like alot of other games like this...

rwgober92
rwgober92

im tryin to figure out how the look is gonna be... i mean, its a cartoon with little detail already, if they make peter griffin have pores in his face and threads in his shirt its gonna be just wrong

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I think it's safe to say that these games will probably suck.

chazasul
chazasul

I really dont see how it will "ruin" the series, It might be an unsuccessful game but that will do nothing bad to the TV show.

ghsacidman
ghsacidman

It's probably going to suck just like every other video game made after a cartoon tv show. The only one that ever did it right was Virtual Bart, especially the "Picture Day" game where you threw tomatoes and eggs.

eddy_jr
eddy_jr

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rl_41
rl_41

the simpsons has had some great games, mostly because of the variety of locations, characters and vehicles seen in the show (all these have been well incorporated in their games), but i don't see how anybody can make a successful game out of family guy.

jaefrmbk2k
jaefrmbk2k

Ugh! Why even TRY?? Even if it's good i don't want it. I don't have time for anymore good games. I'd need two & a half lifetimes and two & a half good jobs to play them all. can you guys jus take a break from tryna make good games for a couple years so i can catch up?? or at leass please jus make sucky games for a while. i'll let you know when i'm ready.

Nadan10
Nadan10

Hey, the beavus and butthead game wasnt bad, and it was pretty true to the show also.

quietguy
quietguy

The next victim of gamalization. Not everything has to be a game people!

Gohanmohan
Gohanmohan

Sigh. why oh why- why do you have to ruin the Legend that is Family Guy by making a game which would be lucky to even make it to the pre-owned section in a shop.