A new The Adventures of Tintin game is in development, and it’ll be published by Microids.
Microids signed a deal with Moulinsart to make a new game based on the Tintin IP for consoles and PC – as this definition isn’t accurate, we suspect that the French company could be publishing the title on the next-gen consoles. Who is Moulinsart? It’s the foundation of Hergé, aka George Prosper Remi, the creator of Tintin. They kept the IP’s rights after Hergé passed away.
„We are extremely happy to work on this co-production! We have been willing to make this happen for quite some time. This announcement is the result of a creative process allowing us to define precisely how this project will take shape and the two companies will interact. This is a dream come true for us. The Adventures of Tintin transported millions of readers worldwide and this opportunity will allow us to put our talents at the service of one of the biggest creators of the 20th century and its inked hero: Our team members are fans of the famous reporter and will do their best to pay this franchise a vibrant homage. We can’t wait to kick-off this project!”, Microids CEO Stephane Longeard said in a press release.
„The upcoming PC and consoles video game inserts itself pretty well in the legacy of the most famous reporter’s adventures. Our ambition is to provide a mainstream audience with a fun and friendly game for everyone to enjoy. Microids is for us the ideal partner to bring to life this new Tintin’s adventure,” Moulinsart director Nick Rodwell added.
This doesn’t say much. What about the overview? „This new action-adventure game will transport the player into a whirlwind of incredible situations and suspense hand in hand with the legendary Tintin and Snowy characters. Other iconic characters will join the cast like the renowned captain Haddock, fond of fine whiskey and sophisticated slurs, the genius professor Calculus and the finest detectives Thomson & Thompson. After navigating all seas, exploring numerous continents, doing some deep-sea diving in a submarine and even walking on the Moon, the most famous reporter is ready for some brand new interactive adventures.”
It doesn’t say much, so not even the title has been announced yet. The last time we saw a Tintin game, it was in 2011. It was The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Wii in October 2011, followed by an iOS and Android port a few weeks later, and a Symbian version in January 2012, respectively. Ubisoft didn’t do a memorable title. There was also a film that year, directed by Steven Spielberg – The Adventures of Tintin was a 3D CGI film that had a good critical response.
Let’s hope that Microids will create something enjoyable.
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