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?

Above: Just... just watch the video

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.


  • Crypto140 - December 1, 2011 12:30 p.m.

    "Son, you can not be seri-ous right now?" I just stopped after that I couldn't go on. reCAPTCHA: event, satsrb. No one is satsrb by this event.
  • Crimmy - November 30, 2011 6:32 p.m.

  • Net_Bastard - November 30, 2011 10:06 p.m.

    He's a community manager. He has no direct control over what Capcom does. He just has to deal with the truckload of Mega Man fans.
  • birdro - November 30, 2011 5:08 p.m.

    I will sell Brett my soul if he can manipulate this into being the new Megaman. I don't personally believe he's dead, but Capcom certainly doesn't seem to want him at the moment.
  • stevethetree - November 30, 2011 5:05 p.m.

    If I buy this, will I get a lifetime supply of REAL Sour Patch Kids? Possibly as a preorder bonus?
  • D0CCON - November 30, 2011 2:05 p.m.

    I wonder how long Brett knew bout this. Although it is nice to see where priorities lie. Franchises that have been around as long as the company that gamers have said they want more of is apparently less important than gummy bears.
  • bamtan - November 30, 2011 1:49 p.m.

  • TheInvincibleDragon - November 30, 2011 1:44 p.m.

    Don't know why they are doing this, but Capcom is really starting to go away. If they pull this off, however, more power to them. I'm still waiting on Captain Commando sequel.
  • Smash_Bro - November 30, 2011 1:09 p.m.

    Narration by Creed? I'll be checking this out.
  • FoxdenRacing - November 30, 2011 12:54 p.m.

    And we've come full circle, ladies and gentleman. Corporate mascots are once again being shoehorned into games, no matter how poor the fit, because some marketing "genius" [and I use the term loosely] equates gamers to small children that will invariably and rabidly covet anything they see in a game. I for one am anxiously awaiting games based on such lovable corporate mascots as the Noid, Ronald McDonald, and the California Raisins. Oh, I don't. Advertisements you pay for the "privilege" of seeing suck even worse than the half-baked movie tie-in genre.
  • badgraphix1 - November 30, 2011 12:29 p.m.

    When will the Swedish Fish sequel come out?
  • Nodoudt - November 30, 2011 12:08 p.m.

  • vadorsoul - November 30, 2011 noon

    But will it make my mouth bleed?
  • samkovacs - November 30, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    I'll wait till the super edition.
  • J-spit - November 30, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    See, this now needs to be an Internet meme. Anytime a Capcom release is announced, y'all know what to do...
  • onetimebuster - November 30, 2011 11:48 a.m.

    This leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
  • GAYMER - November 30, 2011 11:46 a.m.

    For a second there I thought the title said "South Park kids game" :P
  • SirNinja - November 30, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    They won't ever finish Mega Man Legends 3 no matter what, but they'll do this. Capcom, ladies and gentlemen.
  • Headstandz - November 30, 2011 11:39 a.m.

    Is it bad if I can't wait for this?
  • codystovall - November 30, 2011 11:28 a.m.

    Love it.

Showing 1-20 of 22 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000