Today Jam City and TinyCo announced the release date for Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow with a hilarious new trailer. The game will be coming to iOS and Android on June 29! In the trailer, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Stephen Hawking, and George Takei all show up (well, their heads do) to battle for science spokesperson dominance. You can watch their exchange and see a few new scenes from the game in the trailer above.
According to the press release, Takei, Hawking, Nye, and Tyson will all show up in the game as playable characters, each with their own unique storyline. Of course, you can expect to see all of your favorite characters from the show as well. Fry, Leela, Amy, Bender, Zoidberg, and the rest of the game are all here, fully voiced, and up to God only knows what.
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow was created in partnership with Futurama creator and executive producer Matt Groening, along with Executive Producer David X. Cohen, original Futurama writers, and Rough Draft Studios. This isn't your typical mobile game. You can expect the flagship wit and sharp humor that Futurama was known for, and Worlds of Tomorrow will feature the first original Futurama animation since the conclusion of the show.
"I'm proud to say that Futurama lives! In mobile-video-game teaser trailer form, anyway," Groening said. "If you squint, it's kind of like a little episode!"
"Working on this new Futurama animation has been a thrilling adventure," said David X. Cohen. "I finally understand how Neil Armstrong must have felt when he first landed on the lunar surface, watched some funny cartoons on the control screen, and did whatever else was on his schedule that day."
Worlds of Tomorrow, which will be free to play, blends simulation, combat, galactic exploration, and choose-your-own-adventure gameplay together to bring the escapades of the Planet Express crew to life.If you'd like to stay on top of things and download this the moment it becomes available, you'll want to go ahead and pre-register. To pre-register for the Android version, click here. Alternatively, you can sign up on the official site here to be notified as soon as it goes live.