Family Guy goes giggity giggity on consoles

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Why do I have a feeling that this isn't going to turn out good? Then again, there are some cartoon tie-ins that worked ok as games. 2K Games today announced that they will be publishing video games based on Family Guy. As much as I love the TV show, I don't really have high hopes that the games will be any good. Let's hope that they prove me wrong. Giggity giggity, giggity goo.

2K Games and Twentieth Century Fox Announce Exclusive Licensing Agreement to Create Video Games Based on the Emmy-Award Winning TV Series Family Guy

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 6, 2006--

  Baby Stewie Gets One Step Closer to World Domination as 2K Games Brings Hit TV Series Family Guy to Video Game Consoles  

2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and Twentieth Century Fox announced today an exclusive agreement to develop and publish "some freakin' sweet" video games based on the hit television series Family Guy. Working closely with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, 2K Games will bring the hilarious world of Peter, Brian, the tyrannical tyke Stewie and all of Quahog, Rhode Island to current generation consoles this fall.

Developed by High Voltage Software, Family Guy will feature the offbeat humor from the show's writers in an action/adventure style of gameplay, focusing on the lovable oaf Peter Griffin, his world domination-obsessed son Stewie and their talking, martini-drinking dog, Brian. Throughout the game, these popular characters wreak havoc in many of the same locations depicted in the animated series.

"The irreverent and satirical humor from Family Guy that has made the show a smash hit opens up exciting and untapped possibilities in game development," said Christoph Hartmann, Managing Director of 2K Games. "We are looking forward to bringing the colorful Family Guy characters to life in a one-of-a-kind action/adventure style game."

Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President, Fox Licensing and Merchandising added, "2K Games really understands the distinct humor and unique voice of Family Guy. We're confident that they will develop a hilarious and entertaining game for fans of the show as well as for gamers."

Family Guy performs solidly in all key demographics and regularly attracts almost nine million viewers each week. Family Guy is the only television show in history to be resurrected from cancellation based on blockbuster DVD sales and the strength of its ratings in repeat cable broadcasts.

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