Capcom has signed hip-hop artist Method Man and The Office co-star Creed Bratton to lend their talents to an upcoming downloadable game based on the Sour Patch Kids candy brand.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's a great time to be alive.
"World Gone Sour" will cast the player as a lost piece of candy who must platform across movie theaters, concession stands, and other enemy-filled locales to reach candy nirvana (aka some dude's stomach). The adventure will be narrated (cheekily, we're told) by Creed Bratton, and Method Man's 'World Gone Sour: The Lost Kids' track will be used as the title's main anthem. What? Portishead's 'Sour Times' wasn't available?
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For added flavor, the game will incorporate a local co-op mode, global leaderboards, as well as the standard list of Trophies and achievements.
“Sour Patch is the #1 all sour candy brand in the U.S. but there is so much more to these iconic characters than just their sour exteriors and sweet interiors,” said Sebastian Genesio, Sour Patch's Marketing Director. “Bringing our ‘lost kids’ to life in video game form will add a new dimension to these lovable snacks. We feel this video game will resonate strongly with our core audience of teens and young adults.”
World Gone Sour is being developed for release on PC this winter, followed by appearances on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network in spring 2012. It will sell for $4.99 (400 Microsoft Points), or be traded for one Fruit Roll-Up and two pogs.