Get ready for a new Smurf adventure. The little blue creatures made world-famous by the classic 80s cartoon of the same name are on the way back.
Believe it or not, The Smurfs have been around for over 60 years. The little blue villagers, plagued by the wizard Gargamel, have been a part of the pop culture landscape for generations at this point, and now they’re about to make another run.
Just announced is a deal between IMPS and video game publisher Microids for a new video game starring the little guys and gal. Developed by OSome, the game will play right off of the original Peyo comics, and be an action/adventure. That’s right, if you were expecting a town-builder or something of that ilk, think again.
The game will be a 3D action/adventure, with a “brand new story”. You can expect multiplayer to be a part of the proceedings as well, and for “the most iconic” Smurfs to appear.
As for the tone, it’s more or less what you’d expect. Microids says to look for “tons of humor, thrills, friendship, suspense and of course, a lot of action”.
I am very happy about this beautiful partnership, video games have always been my passion, because they combine playfulness and often learningVéronique Culliford, president and founder of IMPS and daughter of Peyo
We are delighted for concluding this new partnership with IMPS! Thanks to this trans-generational license and the talent of OSome Studio, a long time Microids partner studio which worked on several family games, we are confident in bringing together all gamers in the wonderful world of the Smurfs. The worldwide success met by the Smurfs will also allow us to increase our brand awareness overseas and position Microids as a major player internationallyElliot Grassiano, Vice-president of Microids