Early look at 'Futurama' mobile game features new animation

Do you want more “Futurama” in your life? Get your mobile devices ready for a new story and animation in a mobile video game.

“Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow” debuts the first new animation from the TV series since it ended in 2013. Exotic planets and strange creatures await the crew of the “Futurama” universe in New New York and in outer space in the new mobile game.

“I’m proud to say that ‘Futurama’ lives! In mobile-video-game teaser trailer form, anyway,” said Matt Groening, creator of “Futurama” and “The Simpsons.”  “If you squint, it's kind of like a little episode!”

“Working on this new ‘Futurama’ animation has been a thrilling adventure,” said David X. Cohen. “I finally understand how Neil Armstrong must have felt when he first landed on the lunar surface, watched some funny cartoons on the control screen and did whatever else was on his schedule that day.”

The game will blend simulation, combat, galactic exploration, and choose-your-own-adventure mechanics together to bring the escapades of the Planet Express crew to life, according to a press release.

In New New York, players will focus on rescuing characters, collecting special items and materials, expanding their characters’ capabilities by leveling them up and crafting ability-defining character outfits, and tackling story-driven quests. Events that occur in New New York will often move the game’s overarching narrative forward, by allowing players to assemble a crew of their favorite FUTURAMA characters and take to the stars for Space Adventures.

While traversing the depths of space, players will fight alien enemies in retro arcade-style combat, rendered in beautiful 16-bit graphics, and explore strange lands in which their choices determine their fate.

The game will be released “in the near future” with no specific date being mentioned. It will be available via the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore.