Futurama: The Game!

Futurama is the second best cartoon of all time. It’s better than The Simpsons (ever was). It’s better than Gargoyles. It is not better than ReBoot.

Last night, to build hype for the upcoming release of a Futurama video game, the cast (plus David X Cohen) livestreamed a table read of an episode. And build hype it did! For me anyway. Voice acting is the coolest thing in the world. It’s too bad Katey Sagal wasn’t there, but they really showed off a lot of characters with the episode ‘Proposition Infinity.’

The game is called Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow (the show is named after the Futurama exhibit at the 1939 New York World’s Fair which had a ‘world of tomorrow’ theme), and it’s for mobile. What’s he going to say, I guess, but Cohen mentioned at the read that the game’s creators worked hard to incorporate the feel of the show into Worlds of Tomorrow; I believe him. Why not?

He also teased heads in jars… in the game… like in the show. He didn’t want to spoil them, but I’ve got my fingers crossed for Ad Rock and Mike D. A press release does say the game will feature Stephen Hawking, George Takei, Bill Nye, and Neil Degrasse Tyson, as playable characters. They’re also in the trailer:

Science!

The game will be free to play; I have no idea if that means it will have a bunch of in-app purchases but presumably it will. It “blends simulation, combat, galactic exploration, and choose-your-own-adventure gameplay together to bring the escapades of the Planet Express crew to life,” so sayeth the press release.

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow launches June 29th “wherever you buy apps and stuff.” More information is to be released in the near future.

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