<i>Simpsons</i> confirmed for PS3, 360, Wii

After a brief tease, the Fox cartoon-inspired game is finally announced at party celebrating the show's 400th episode; DS, PSP, and PS2 versions also planned.

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The Simpsons are coming, the Simpsons are coming! Specifically, to the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 2, the Wii, the DS, and the PlayStation Portable this fall. After a brief tease, Electronic Arts has announced the ambitious new action game based on the long-running Fox comedy, which will be the publisher's first since it acquired the license.

It's not the first Simpsons game, by any stretch. Numerous titles have been based on the franchise, starting with The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants, and also including The Simpsons Hit and Run, Krusty's Super Fun House, and The Simpsons Road Rage.

The latest game, which currently bears a working title of The Simpsons, will sport 16 levels. Each will take the form of an episode of the series, with a unique title animation, setting, and story. Within each episode, players will take control of two family members or play one of them with a friend in a split-screen two-player mode.

Early on, the dysfunctional Simpsons family--Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie--realise that they are trapped in a video game and decide that they might as well use the opportunity to give themselves special powers. For instance, Bart can become Bartman, and Homer can transform into the Homerball. According to EA, the game makes fun of the video game industry, along with pop culture.

The Simpsons, was created by comic book writer Matt Groening, with its first episode broadcast in 1989. Since then, the show has run for 18 seasons, and a film, The Simpsons Movie, is due for release worldwide on July 27.

For more details about The Simpsons (working title), check out GameSpot's full preview.

Discussion

141 comments
sanim02
sanim02

HA! 2007 has been a big dissapointment 4 movie based games on the ps2... just take a look at ghost ride, spider-man 3, shrek 3, pirates 3, fantastic 4 and harry potter 5. im pretty sure this will be another dissapointment

ricardofujii
ricardofujii

It seems pretty strange not to have a PC version. As far as I know, is feasible to port a console game to PC, specially with EA, a major publisher, behind it...

jeffyess
jeffyess

lisa can meditate and do somthing like manipulate the environment

Grandhand
Grandhand

Lol bartman and marge's mind-control should be fun, does anyone know what lisa's ability is yet?

Unknown_Legend
Unknown_Legend

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theKSMM
theKSMM

Glad to see them sharing the love with so many different systems. I wish the PC, XBOX, and GameCube could still get some love too, but I guess that's just not economically viable anymore. I'm looking forward to this game.

PSPZero
PSPZero

Though I havent watched much of the show, but will soon, I cant wait to see the movie

dannyabal85
dannyabal85

Ign is reporting that it is a fps with banshees from halo so sheenoobs can get one kill. Also it will include the Strarcraft Ghost multiplayer beta this is tight im so pshyced. I cant wait to pwn some sheenoobs.

Rai
Rai

filled with awesomeness!

nam-nori
nam-nori

The game has good potential but since it's on all systems (minus pc) I think it will... might... probably stink. oh well, we'll always have hit and run!

aafuss
aafuss

Luckily, us PC aren't a target-I think Hit & Run was the best for us.

ao_bomber
ao_bomber

EA is making this; get ready for a bad game.

rdo
rdo

that's news? it's ea, im more suprised it wasn't announced for cell phones and digital watches than anything it's releasing on

AceCometh
AceCometh

This game should have never been conceived.

GKBeetle
GKBeetle

From what the premise is, this could be a really good game. Anytime that part of the game is making fun of videogames, you know that the people behind it are going to care about videogames. Tthey might even make fun of the sterotype that all license based games are crap. This could be good.

tr00pa_26
tr00pa_26

i hope they do better on this one..the other games were a disappointment to a legendary show like the simpsons

Col-Neil
Col-Neil

Its all ways going to be the same thing with TV show games just like movie ones no real effort put into it and rushed to get out resulting in a sub par game at best

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

simpsons is a BIG meh for me. i've never liked em.

Sharvie
Sharvie

Hopefully it won't suck like the other games i've had the displeasure to play. :(

Makhdoom82
Makhdoom82

I wonder what kind of game would it be !!! :D

bond21
bond21

um hello mongs, its not based on the movie or are u too stupid to understand that? Also if u believe all movie based games suck then i instantly disregard ur opinion.

quilpie
quilpie

ea cant make a simpsons game simple if they cant make a good golf game they sure as ##### cant pull this of ea have lost there edge in games latley let them stick to rts games like c&c 3 this is were they shine everything else is a waste of money.

slasher2119
slasher2119

ive seen a video of the game in progress. it was a retarded looking minigame. this game will definitely suck

anarchicgoth
anarchicgoth

hopefully this isnt retarded which it probably is going to be *cross your fingers!*

zsc4
zsc4

For some reason I just don't feel like playing this...and I like The Simpsons.

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

@NickOnlineGS, good idea about bringing The Simpsons arcade game to XBLA.. I wanna play as Marge and beat people with my vacuum cleaner!

JamesL007
JamesL007

I hope this game does not suck, remember that seems to be the curse of these games based off TV shows or movies. I hope it lasts more than 10 hours. And enoslives I wish that was the story line for the new movie LOL. Peace

robfield
robfield

Only 16 out of 400 episodes? C'mon

enoslives7
enoslives7

In the new Simpsons movie, Lisa gets hooked on crystal meth. Should be a laugh riot !!!

UnknownPerson55
UnknownPerson55

Ahhh, Bart vs. The Space Mutants; I remember that. It was a good game, but too hard; I could only get to the second level.

subrosian
subrosian

Krusty's Super Fun House was actually a pretty mediocre game, more than the pile of overdone filth EA will be handing us in a few months time. Perhaps Homer will say "D'oh!" in this game?

AceCometh
AceCometh

The Simpsons franchise needs to roll over and die. It's been milked for more than what it's worth a hundred times over.

crithon
crithon

ugh.... I loath these "EA announcements." EA is so determine to say that the game is more superior then anything else we have experenced. Maybe it will be better then mediocer? Maybe it will be worse? Just show us what you got EA, especially with licensed games, nothing more then a simple clip will sell us on it.

SoralinkGS
SoralinkGS

Where are people seeing "This game is based on the upcoming Movie" ??? It looks like its just based on the show. Also, the movie comes out in the summer, not the fall. Anyways, I'm excited/worried for this game, since it sounds like something to play for a little bit, and the idea that it makes fun of the gaming industry sounds cool, but I worry since whenever the Simpsons make fun of the gaming industry, its doesn't do it well at all. Lets hope this goes well....

NickOnlineGS
NickOnlineGS

And to celebrate the Simpson's movie (coming to theaters this fall), why don't they bring the Simpson's arcade game to Xbox Live Aracade like they brought TMNT to Xbox Live Arcade?

motang
motang

Interesting I would like to see how the gameplay is going to be like.

chapnzaba
chapnzaba

It's not based on the movie..

nero777
nero777

i some some footage of the ps3 version, and the art style the kind is where you hate it or love it

ffgothic
ffgothic

I just pray it's even as good or better as "Hit and Run."

Triple_H90
Triple_H90

This sounds like a very fun game. The fact that they will make fun of the video game industry makes it better. LOL, can't wait. And thank God it's not based on the movie, then it just wouldn't be that fun.