Rebuild Springfield for free in The Simpsons: Tapped Out on iOS soon
Homer made a boo-boo. Again. This time, it destroyed Springfield (yet somehow spared the lives of every character), forcing players to rebuild the town as they please. Based on a CNET report, The Simpsons: Tapped Out for iOS sounds like EA's mega-branded response to the overwhelming success of Capcom mobile social games Smurfs' Village and Snoopy's Street Fair.
Set to launch as a free-to-play iOS game in the coming weeks, Tapped Out follows players as they clean up Homer's next mess at the local nuclear power plant. As players rebuild the town, they'll be introduced to the show's various characters brought to life through both spoken and written dialog. With The Simpsons' writers and voice actors on board, you know this is a big deal for EA.
"We want this to be one of the biggest titles this year," EA SVP of global publishing for social and mobile Bernard Kim told CNET. "We've invested a lot. It's absolutely a top-tier development priority for us. Hardcore Simpsons fans will get a lot out of it."
While new characters will be added over time, players can get to the existing characters in Tapped Out even faster by purchasing Donuts, the game's paid currency. Tapped Out, while it's yet to be seen in the wild, certainly sounds like CityVille-gone-Simpsons with a ton of production value injected. EA is betting big bucks on the freemium mobile games scene--just look at The Sims FreePlay.
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