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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #40 on: 02-22-2002 16:10 »
« Last Edit on: 02-22-2002 16:10 »

*Does a news announcer TOTP Dance*

Finally there is some news (although it's not much) about the Futurama game including confirmation of which consoles it will appear on and a vauge possible release period. I got the following information from http://www.finky.com  if you don't believe me, here is what it said:

SCi Entertainment has won the game publishing rights to TV series Futurama.

Futurama is the follow-up to The Simpsons, both of which were created by Matt Groening.
The game is to be published on PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube during 2003.

Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.

SCi has also announced it will be publishing Rally Championship for Nintendo's GameCube.

The release of the game for GameCube is due to take place in the first half of 2003, and the PlayStation 2 version will go on sale earlier in the year.
jasonlevine

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« Reply #41 on: 02-22-2002 16:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Bender_Unit_22:
I just hope it also has multi-player so we can all go online and play together...
I call Bender!


Now now.  You should know that Fry is the best when it comes to video games.   wink


Moonside

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« Reply #42 on: 02-22-2002 16:43 »

Personally, I thought the game(s) was good news, but it made most of my friends shudder in dread. Ah well.
I think it's most awful when they make a purely action-oriented game based on something nice. Of course games based on tv/movies/everything else have a really horrible reputation, but with something like Futurama the genre means a lot... wouldn't we all rather interact with NNYC than just blow stuff up and hear occasional disjointed one-liners?
Of course, I'm sure I'll get it/them whether or not it's any good. The difference is I don't think I'll have the cajones to face a store employee over a desk and ask for it if it's widely known to suck, so I'll have to wait till it's used at that place that has the used games and stuff... So UDS just better do a good job if they want my payoff!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #43 on: 02-22-2002 16:47 »
« Last Edit on: 02-22-2002 16:47 »

I'll get it when it comes out for Gamecube, for those of you who may not know the storyline is written by one of the actual script writers for Futurama which makes me optimistic and hopeful.
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« Reply #44 on: 02-22-2002 17:04 »

I had an interview with the producer of the Futurama video game from UDS, basically, all your questions have been answered!  smile  So now I just need to post it at cgef, once the site comes back up.

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FishyJoe

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« Reply #45 on: 02-22-2002 19:00 »

Kickass.
Just Chris

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« Reply #46 on: 02-22-2002 19:04 »

Cool! Being that one of the writers will be working for the game, I hope the theme of the game will be like a plot meant for an extra-long episode.
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« Reply #47 on: 02-23-2002 22:51 »

 
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Originally posted by bart182:
I had an interview with the producer of the Futurama video game from UDS, basically, all your questions have been answered!   smile  So now I just need to post it at cgef, once the site comes back up.


But not at your site?

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« Reply #48 on: 02-24-2002 00:18 »
« Last Edit on: 02-24-2002 00:18 »

Well, he held it for cgef so it's going both ways I guess    wink

It's pretty easy to get people in the industry to do stuff for you when you tell them it's for the biggest Futurama site. Like our Jonny gets merchandise for free for reviewing them (which he didn't do yet   mad  )

PS: CGEF is up

[edited to add the mad smiley  tongue ]
JoJo

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« Reply #49 on: 02-25-2002 13:46 »

Is there a futurama video game or did i just misunderstood some messages here?????

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The Baz

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« Reply #50 on: 02-26-2002 02:20 »

There will be a Futurama videogame JoJo.  IN 2003 it will be released.  Here a random press release.

SCi Entertainment Group (SEG), today announces the signing of the game publishing rights to Futurama, the highly successful Twentieth Century Fox TV series.

Futurama is the follow up to The Simpsons, both of which were created by Matt Groening, the multi-Emmy award winning writer and designer. The game is to be published on PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo Game Cube during SCi’s 2003 Financial Year. SCi has signed the worldwide rights to the game outside North America. Fox Interactive will publish the game in North American markets.

Futurama was launched in March 1999, and since then has been televised throughout the world. The show is currently in its fourth season, with international TV broadcasting commitments currently extending beyond 2003 in most territories, and into 2008 in certain territories.

The game is being developed by Swedish-based developer, UDS, whose last title, “World’s Scariest Police Chases”, was released to critical acclaim and excellent sales at the end of 2001. Futurama is a 3D action adventure set in the stunning sci-fi universe of the TV series. The player can take on the role of the three main characters, Fry, Bender and Leila, as their adventure takes them from Planet Express right around the galaxy.

The game, which is well into development, features a strong storyline written by the TV show’s scriptwriter and producer, J. Stewart Burns. Matt Groening has been heavily involved with the game from its conception. The game will feature most of the original voice artists from all the major territories. It features a custom-made cartoon rendering engine that captures the visual look and feel of the Futurama TV series. This, combined with the authenticity that the show's creator, writers and voice talent bring, means that the game will be as close as possible to playing real episodes from the show.

Jane Cavanagh, Chief Executive of SCi commented:

“We are delighted to sign such an exciting mass market licence. Following the outstanding success of The Italian Job, this is a clear demonstration that global companies such as Fox have faith in the quality of SCi products. Added to existing titles such as The Great Escape and the next generation of the Rally Championship, Futurama provides SCi with a very strong line up for the 2003 Financial Year.”
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #51 on: 02-26-2002 18:00 »

Wow that game sounds great! even better than I had imagined, I like the idea of playing as Fry, Bender or Leela and it's great that they are trying to keep it as closely related to the TV show as possible. I would like to see some screen shots and I would imagine that we may see some by August this year, especially as the game is supposed to be well underway, I can't wait! Thanx for the info The Baz.
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« Reply #52 on: 02-26-2002 20:19 »

That sounds great. I'd buy that game. Playing as the main characters would be cool, sounds like "DS9:The Fallen". But it's only for gaming consoles, not for PC? What the h***.

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Kryten

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« Reply #53 on: 02-27-2002 00:04 »

It'd be really great if you could unlock other playable characters.
Tor

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« Reply #54 on: 02-27-2002 05:54 »

[Norrköping, Sweden, February 21, 2002.] The Scandinavian-based game developer UDS has signed an international distribution agreement with the British games publisher SCi, according to which SCi will market and distribute a “Futurama” game in all parts of the world excluding North America.

The Futurama game is based on Fox’s popular animated TV series "Futurama" by Matt Groening, the creator of "The Simpsons", and David Cohen. "Futurama" is one of the world's most popular animated TV series with millions of fans in all major TV markets. UDS is developing ”Futurama” under a publishing arrangement with Fox. The game will be available for Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft X-box and Nintendo GameCube and is expected to hit the retail market by Christmas this year.

blah blah...
McGrady

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« Reply #55 on: 02-27-2002 12:18 »

SCi has signed the worldwide rights to the game outside North America. Fox Interactive will publish the game in North American markets.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #56 on: 02-27-2002 13:26 »

SCi made my favourate series of games ever being the Carmageddon series so I'm glad that they are in charge of the Futurama game, there is plenty of potential.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #57 on: 02-27-2002 17:03 »

What we really need is a Futurama pinball table.
JoJo

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« Reply #58 on: 03-10-2002 04:56 »

hey, thanks for the info The Baz.
but... does anyone know if the game will be released in belguim?

You were right Fry.
From now on I’m going to bend what I want, when I want, who I want!
I’m unstoppable!
Sera

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« Reply #59 on: 03-11-2002 06:49 »

no fair!! not on PC!?
Tor

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« Reply #60 on: 03-11-2002 07:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Sera:
no fair!! not on PC!?
Yeah, it's really stupid. Now I have to buy a PS2, Xbox or GameCube.
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