We’ve all probably seen the Simpsons XXII teaser site that was later taken down by EA, but I did a little digging and came across some screens of the actual game including some details about the game’s storyline.
Here’s the first details via the press release:
Once everyone is settled, the event begins. After a brief introduction the series’ writers are introduced: Tim Long, Matt Selman and Matt Warburton take the stage. They talk for a few minutes about the experience of writing the original script for the game, close to an hour of original cinematics, and 8,000 lines of dialogue define the game as an extension of the show itself.
After the writers finish talking, the demo begins. We see the first glimpse of the game. A level entitled, “Around the World in 80 Bites,” showcases Homer as he runs through the Duff Brewery, eating everything from tacos to Chinese takeout. As never before, the game looks like just the show, bringing familiar characters like Barney Gumble and The Bumblebee Man to life.
As the demo concludes, Matt Groening enters the room and speaks enthusiastically about the game alongside the writers. He tells the press about the unique experience of playing an original season of the Simpsons, and the writers speak about the title as a rebirth of Simpsons as an interactive experience. Yeardley Smith, the voice of Bart, shows up as well to show her support.
There you have it, right from EA’s website.
NOTE: The game looks to be running on an xbox 360, but that doesn’t rule out the possibility of a wii or ps3 version(s).