HEY MAN! DON'T HAVE A COW, FOX INTERACTIVE TAKES YOU ON THE ULTIMATE TRIP WITH THE SIMPSONS: VIRTUAL SPRINGFIELD
The Ultimate 3D Tour for Fans of the Simpsons; Open Homer's Mail, Have a Beer with Barney at Moe's Tavern, Wander Through Krusty-Lu Studios and More
LOS ANGELES, June 19 - 21, 1997 -- Come fall, Simpsons addicts can zap themselves into Springfield through Fox Interactive's The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield, a hilarious look into the lives of America's favorite animated family.
Welcome to Springfield, home of Moe's Tavern, Krustylu Studios, Apu's Kwik-E-Mart, and oh yes, the Simpsons. Run amok with your favorite characters in the first complete, 3D re-creation of their town featuring all original animation and sound effects along with a newly recorded script from the cast of the show. Launch water balloons from Bart's Tree House, play games like "Larry the Looter," and "Super Slugfest" at the Noizeland Arcade, lob Candy Bears at unsuspecting moviegoers in the Aztec Theater, or take a donut break at the Nuclear Power Plant. The whole town of Springfield has been meticulously recreated in 3D, allowing users to examine objects in every location--each featuring custom animation, sound effects or dialogue. You'll discover new surprises every time you stop by!
"With Virtual Springfield, we set out to create a title the Simpson family could take pride in, capturing their sensibility and sense of humor in order to extend the linear experience of the television show for fans everywhere," said Jon Richmond, president of Fox Interactive. "Virtual Springfield is an outstanding example of how we work with proven Fox brands to create quality interactive entertainment."
Virtual Springfield contains more than 35,000 frames of original animation, as well as music by Danny Elfman and Alf Clausen, sound effects and all-new dialogue specially recorded by the cast of the show, including Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer and Phil Hartman.
Your visit begins as you're dropped off in the Springfield town square. From there you navigate your own course in this "pea-size town with lima bean size dreams." Don't forget to look both ways before crossing the street--you never know who could be speeding. Your options are limitless in Springfield. Stop by the lovely Simpsons' abode, where you can check under Bart's bed, open Homer's mail, flip through the family photo album and channel surf on the Simpson's TV to check out Homer's favorite programs, dial the Cory hotline with Lisa and make prank phone calls with Bart.
As a Virtual Springfield visitor, you will be greeted by the lovely town folk and can enter other shops and buildings in Springfield. To get some religion, you can attend church and either listen to the Reverend Timothy Lovejoy's uplifting sermon, or click on the Simpson's heads to hear what they are really thinking! You can browse at the Kwik-E-Mart and shoot the bad-old burglar, rifle through Bart's school locker or the teacher's desk, or play mini games at the Noizeland Arcade. Visitors can also collect 74 trading cards hidden inside shops and other locales.
ESRB rating: pending. The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield will be available Q3, 1997 on Windows '95 and Power Macintosh CD-ROM. Also available from Fox Interactive: The Simpsons Cartoon Studio.
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Contributed by skl (1149) on Mar 10, 2004.