What the deuce?!
Alright, it’s not that surprising that Activision Blizzard is planning on bringing a Family Guy videogame to consoles this year. The demographics match up pretty well, and with all the appropriate voice talent on board, there should be enough hardy laughs in the product to make even a lousy game worth buying for some fans.
We don’t even know what sort of game the publisher has planned yet, but we do know it will be called Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse.
Said Activision executive vice president David Oxford in a press release, “Fans of Family Guy will love that we’ve taken some of the series’ most iconic and memorable moments and built them into an impressive and uncensored video game. Anyone who watches the show will appreciate how much we have adhered to its rich and twisted universe and characters.”
Of course, putting an animated sitcom into videogame form is nothing new. The Simpsons spawned numerous interactive incarnations over the years, although perhaps none are more noteworthy than Konami’s arcade game that first showed up in 1991.
“With Activision at the helm, we’ve found a world class partner for a Family Guy console video game,” said Fox consumer products division president Jeffrey Godsick, “Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse will utilize the source material, including the talented voice cast and writers, authentic humor and subversive spirit of the series, giving fans a whole new way to interact with their favorite show.”
Back to the Multiverse should certainly be able to bring the funny, and the release date should be sometime in 2012, but beyond that we know little. We’ll let you know more when we hear it.