Futurama Returns As A Mobile RPG

Futurama Returns As A Mobile RPG

Try as the universe might, Futurama‘s a property that seemingly can’t be killed — or at least stay dead for very long.

Even though the show’s been officially off the air since 2013, Futurama‘s getting yet another chance at life in the form of a Worlds of Tomorrow, a mobile video game that picks up after the series’ finale.

In the first teaser trailer for the game, we see Fry, Leela, Bender and Amy all hanging out in the Planet Express building addicted to a new Hypnotoad video game that inadvertently saves New New York City from an invasion. With the aliens from Omicron Persei 8 seemingly addicted to the game too, they’re unable to land their ship and commence their takeover of the city.

Worlds of Tomorrow plays like a fairly straightforward RPG, but according to developer Jam City, Futurama‘s original cast, writers and animators will produce a number of new in-universe shorts like the new trailer.

While Worlds of Tomorrow is probably a bit more complicated than the Hypnotoad Flappy Bird clone that everyone’s playing in the teaser, it definitely sets the tone for what the game will be like when it’s available.


  • Hm, why do I have the feeling it will fall down the same trap as Game of Drones?

  • I was always hoping for a proper piss-take type of game that takes Mass Effect’s mechanics and mixes the conversation/relationship/camaraderie stuff with a wacky sense of humour.

    But enough about Mass Effect Andromeda…

  • a mobile video game that picks up after the series finale

    Not sure how it can do that, seeing as the finale made it loop back to the first episode.

    • Are you sure? I though Meanwhile ended with time being wound back to before Farnsworth invented the button it that episode.

      • Correct, it would turn it back to before he came up with the idea of the button, not the first episode.

        • Actually it was intended to loop back to the first episode. After the original airing it went straight into the first episode minus the opening credits.

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