CAPCOM TO LAUNCH THE SMURFS SOCIAL GAME FOR THE IPHONE, IPAD AND IPOD TOUCH
LOS ANGELES, CA – October 28, 2010 – In anticipation of next summer’s 3D live-action/animated family comedy The Smurfs, Capcom Mobile, a leading developer and publisher of video games, today announced that it will be releasing a social network game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch based on the beloved classic franchise, the Smurfs. Dubbed Smurfs’ Village, the game tasks players with rebuilding the Smurfs’ village after it has been destroyed by Gargamel. Smurfs’ Village is the first in a series of entertainment projects based on the legendary blue creatures.
“Smurfs’ Village brings the fun and cooperative nature of social games to the charming world of the Smurfs for the first time,” said Midori Yuasa, President and COO, Capcom Interactive, Inc. “Every element in the village is full of detail, and players can take these building blocks, tap into their own creativity, and make something completely unique and wonderful to share with others.”
Based on the original cartoon and comic art, players begin the game under the guidance of Papa Smurf, with only a single mushroom house and a lone plowed plot of land. From there, things quickly progress, allowing players to build specialized houses, elaborate gardens with colorful crops, bridges to span running rivers, trodden paths, and more. Fan favorites like Papa Smurf, Smurfette, and Jokey Smurf will bring unique skills and perks to the village and users will be able to play mini games like Greedy Smurf’s Baking Game, Papa Smurf’s Potion Mixing Game, and Painter Smurf’s Painting Game and unlock additional bonuses. Players can also share the experience with their friends by linking their account to Facebook.
Smurfs’ Village is expected to be available on the Apple App Store in November with regular content updates to follow. The game will be free to download and play, but to expedite growing and construction times, players can opt to purchase Smurfberries as downloadable content. For more information, visit the Capcom official press site at press.capcom.com.
The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures’/Sony Pictures Animations hybrid live-action and animated family comedy The Smurfs, set for release August 3, 2011. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. The film is directed by Raja Gosnell. The producer is Jordan Kerner. The screenplay is by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss and Jay Scherick & David Ronn, from a story by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss, based on the characters and works of Peyo.