For today’s adventure in feeling old, we give you the fact that Futurama aired for four seasons, went on hiatus for five years, came back with three more seasons, and even those ended four years ago. But no worries, because Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is on the way to mobile soon, and it’s bringing with it some goodies for all fans of the show.
Specifically, a new teaser trailer for the game released today features the first fully animated Futurama content since the show stopped giving us new episodes in 2013. It’s got all your favorite Planet Express team members voiced by their original actors. Also, Hypnotoad.
“I’m proud to say that Futurama lives! In mobile-video-game teaser trailer form, anyway,” Futurama and The Simpsons creator Matt Groening said in a press release. “If you squint, it’s kind of like a little episode!”
Indeed, it is kind of like a one-minute blast of goodness promoting Worlds of Tomorrow, which Jam City, TinyCo and FoxNext Games are bringing to iOS and Android soon. The adventure begins in New New York, where you’ll concentrate on finding and unlocking characters, using crafting abilities and taking on story quests. Then you’ll rocket into … well, space for Space Adventures, where the gameplay is a combination of 16-bit-style arcade combat and decision-based exploration.
In other words, it’s multiple genres smashed into one, which is kind of like Futurama itself, if you think about it. Anyway, as these things do, Worlds of Tomorrow has a website where you can register for notification when the game goes live. Android users can also pre-register through their mobile devices, and there’s nothing more future-y than that.
There have been Futurama games before, but none that promise to throw you into the far-flung future of the year 3000 to work with your own great-great-great-great-great (etc.) nephew quite like this one. Until then, it’s back to feeling old. Darn it.