News: It will also be the first Nickelodeon game not published by THQ in a long time.
THQ and Nickelodeon used to be like this when it came to video game adaptations of popular Nick shows. But that partnership appears to be no more as Activision has announced they will be publishing a game based on the webcasting antics of the kids from iCarly. The game is scheduled for a release this Fall on the DS and Wii.
According to Activision, the agreement with Nickelodeon is solely to create an iCarly game. So it appears that THQ's remaining Nickelodeon portfolio is safe for now.
Here's what Activision had to say about the game:
In the iCarly videogame, the possibilities are truly endless as players help Carly, Sam, Freddie and the other characters from the hit TV series craft all-new webisodes of the show in an original storyline designed specifically for the game. Fun and frenetic mini-games, presented as show skits, capture the creativity of the series, and allow players to work with the characters through new adventures. The innovative iCreate mode provides opportunities for gamers to add their own touches to the webisodes by swapping out props, characters, color schemes, audio, intros, outros and more. Up to four players can either compete or cooperate together on Wii to complete the skits and earn Web-Cred, which can then be used to purchase new items, props, accessories and locations from in-game websites.
"iCarly is a groundbreaking show that encourages viewers to contribute content of their own," said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. "This game is a natural extension of that creativity, and allows players to interact with the characters they know and love through a variety of different ways, any time they like."
We'll have more soon.