It was just a matter of time but now one of the worlds biggest animated TV shows is joining the worlds biggest block building game. Yep, that’s right, The Simpsons are joining Minecraft.
Becoming available in late Feb 2015, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and a shed load of friends will be making the jump to the blocktastic world of Minecraft. Releasing for a measly $1.99 (think of something around £1.29 in the UK), Minecraft will be bringing the characters of Springfield to life.
The downloadable pack will include the entire Simpsons family (obviously), plus 19 of Springfield Elementary School’s beloved characters.
“We have an active community of more than 17 million die-hard Minecrafters on Xbox Live enjoying the wide range of downloadable content on Xbox, and they have been clamoring for us to bring Simpsons characters to the game,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. “We are thrilled to partner with Twentieth Century Fox and Gracie Films to bring THE SIMPSONS to life on Minecraft Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions. I can’t wait to see what the community creates.”
“Like THE SIMPSONS, Minecraft is a true cultural phenomenon embraced by people of all ages, from every corner of the globe,” said Roz Nowicki, executive vice president of global sales and retail for Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “We know fans of the show will have a ton of fun bringing the colorful characters of Springfield into the intricate worlds they’ve been building in Minecraft.”