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Matt Groening Revives Futurama In Upcoming Mobile Game, Worlds Of Tomorrow

Fox Interactive and mobile developer TinyCo. announced today via press release a new mobile game set in the Futurama franchise.

Titled Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, the game will feature original content from series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. TinyCo. is also working alongside Rough Draft Studios, who originally animated the show, in order to get the look and feel of the game right. "We've got completely new stories from the original writers, cast, and animators," says Cohen in the press release. "This is the real Futurama deal."

An exact release date for Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow has not been set, but interested players can sign up for updates at the official site. Android users can also pre-register for the game on Google Play.

Our Take
While Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow still doesn't have a release date, and little is known about the gameplay, fans should be comforted knowing that the two main showrunners are behind the project. Little measures like getting the animation style of a show correct can also go a long way toward making fans happy.

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Matt Groening Revives Futurama In Upcoming Mobile Game, Worlds Of Tomorrow

Fox Interactive and mobile developer TinyCo. announced today via press release a new mobile game set in the Futurama franchise.

Titled Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, the game will feature original content from series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. TinyCo. is also working alongside Rough Draft Studios, who originally animated the show, in order to get the look and feel of the game right. "We've got completely new stories from the original writers, cast, and animators," says Cohen in the press release. "This is the real Futurama deal."

An exact release date for Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow has not been set, but interested players can sign up for updates at the official site. Android users can also pre-register for the game on Google Play.

Our Take
While Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow still doesn't have a release date, and little is known about the gameplay, fans should be comforted knowing that the two main showrunners are behind the project. Little measures like getting the animation style of a show correct can also go a long way toward making fans happy.

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Blog: How much money will your mobile game make?

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Injustice 2 Coming To Mobile

Injustice 2's mobile version was apparently soft launched/leaked in the Philippines recently, but now creator Ed Boon has officially confirmed the title.

For Reiner's early impressions of the first game's mobile version, click here.

[Source: Ed Boon]

 

Our Take
Sounds like the game is different than the first, which if that's the case, it sounds like a better deal than some mobile iterations that say they are sequels, but are merely refreshes with an influx of new cards or characters, etc. 

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Get a job: Telltale Games is hiring a Mobile Producer

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Profits down at Zynga, but mobile revenue is on the up

Social game juggernaut Zynga has released its financials for the full year ended December 31, and while profits are down, mobile revenue is actually on the up. …


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Nintendo’s mobile Fire Emblem surpasses $5M in revenue, a week after launch

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Mobile Firm Reports Strong Numbers For Fire Emblem Heroes’ Launch

Fire Emblem is the latest series Nintendo is testing the mobile waters with. Although it's not as popular of a franchise as previous mobile endeavors such as Mario or Pokémon, it's still off to a strong start according to mobile marketing intelligence firm Sensor Tower. 

Today, Sensor Tower reports that the free-to-play Fire Emblem Heroes has grossed $ 2.9 million worldwide in its first day and has been downloaded more than two million times from the App Store and Google Play. Sensor Tower says this tops Clash Royale's launch, which it reports made $ 1.4 million on its launch day, but had the same number of downloads. The firm also compares this to its launch day revenues for Pokémon Go at $ 10.2 million and Mario Run at $ 8.4 million (although keep in mind that Mario Run was behind a $ 10 paywall). For a niche series like Fire Emblem, this means it's off to a good start. The big challenge ahead will be if it can engage its player base for the long haul. Sensor Tower also notes that the majority of Fire Emblem Heroes downloads have come from Japan, which isn't that surprising considering the popularity of the series and mobile games there. 

Time will tell how Fire Emblem Heroes fares, and if Nintendo releases any official numbers. For now, this is based off Sensor Tower's report, which also said the company will "check back on the game as we get further from release to see how these day one metrics hold up."

For more on Fire Emblem Heroes, you can check our impressions here.

[Source: Sensor Tower via VentureBeat]

 

Our Take 
As a big Fire Emblem fan, I like that Nintendo has been putting the series more in the spotlight. It doesn't surprise me that it's most successful in Japan right now. I started Fire Emblem Heroes last night, and as a long-time fan, I reveled in getting iconic heroes to use in my party. It's too early to tell how long I'll stick with it, or if it will provide compelling reasons for me to keep logging on, but I've enjoyed what I've played so far. I will be interested to see if Nintendo releases numbers to back up Sensor Tower's findings. It's hard to confirm how accurate these are without Nintendo lending confirmation.  

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Club Penguin is closing down to make way for a new mobile game

After nearly 12 years online, the Club Penguin team has announced that it is ending support for the social MMO Club Penguin to make way for a new mobile spinoff called Club Penguin Island. …


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Nintendo Delays Animal Crossing Mobile

Nintendo has delayed Animal Crossing's mobile debut out of the early part of this year and into the next fiscal year, which runs from April to March 2018.

The company said it is doing so "to accommodate the releases and operation" of Fire Emblem Heroes on mobile and Super Mario Run on Android.

No further details were given regarding a new release timeframe within the coming fiscal year.

[Source: Nintendo]

 

Our Take
With those other titles on the docket it's not surprising something is getting bumped out, but my question is why all three of these were penciled in for the same time in the first place.

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