Good news, everybody! The mobile game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow adesso è disponibile, developer Jam City announced Thursday. The title, which will launch on both Google Android and Apple iOS, is based on the long-running animated show “Futurama.”
Check out two trailers for the game below:
The mobile game, which was announced earlier this year, revolves around combat and intergalactic gameplay as you take the role of primary characters from the show’s Planet Express delivery crew like Fry, Leela and Bender. The game also includes strategy and RPG-like mechanics as players can work to level up and train their characters to learn new in-game abilities. As with many popular mobile games, Worlds of Tomorrow will be free to play and feature microtransactions.
“I’m proud to say that ‘Futurama’ lives! In mobile-video-game teaser trailer form, anyway,” Groening said in a statement. “If you squint, it’s kind of like a little episode.”
For longtime fans of the show, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is also notable thanks to the involvement of the show’s cast and major creative team. The game’s story was written by creator Matt Groening, producer David X. Cohen and other original Futurama writers. Worlds of Tomorrow also features the show’s full original cast, including voice actors Billy West (Fry), Katey Sagal (Leela) and John DiMaggio (Bender). Jam City expects to release weekly updates for the game that will include new characters, quests and storylines.
“Futurama is back, bigger and better than ever!” Cohen said in a pubblicazione. “Or possibly smaller and equally good. But either way, it's back! We've got completely new stories from the original writers, cast and animators. This is the real 'Futurama' deal.”
“Futurama” originally debuted on Fox in 1999 from Groening, who is best known for launching the long-running animated sitcom “The Simpsons.” The show ran on the network for four seasons until its initial cancellation in 2003. The series then saw a DVD movie revival in 2008 before starting a second run on Comedy Central. This cable run for the show continued until its second cancellation in 2013.
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow also isn’t the first time the franchise has been made into a game. The mobile title Futurama: Game of Drones è un Candy Crush -esque pattern-matching game that was released in 2015. Back on the original Xbox and PlayStation 2, the series also saw the action-adventure title Futurama: The Video Game uscito nel 2003