"The Simpsons: Hit and Run" game could be getting a reboot
Growing up in the early noughties, before we truly understood the inevitability of death and taxes, there were two things that were a fact of life for every British child.
The first was the prospect of The Simpsons on BBC2 at 6PM. The second was playing the greatest games’ console of all time (possibly) - the Playstation 2. So, understandably, when these two titans of 2000-era pop culture collided, the results were spectacular.
When The Simpsons: Hit and Run hit shelves in 2003, it was rightly recognised as the best Simpsons game to date. Featuring GTA-style open world exploration, a fully-fledged cast of characters and a plot that made Skyrim look like Tetris, it quickly became the go-to game for a generation of kids who previously had to make do with playing Madden NFL over and over again.
Nostalgic gamer geeks aside, Hit and Run has faded into obscurity somewhat in the 15 years since it burst onto the scene. Now, however, one of the game’s creators has hinted that it could be set for a comeback, in the form of a much needed reboot.
Check out this epic Game of Thrones-style Simpsons intro:
According to producer Vlad Ceraldi, the game could work “on multiple different types of platforms as a remake or remaster,” an exciting prospect for any Simpsons fan. Ceraldi went on, explaining to LADBible:
“It would have to take the parties who are in charge of the property to want that to happen and someone out there to decide that they were going to go out and do it. But absolutely, it would be fun to explore those characters and that universe again, that work again.”
Ceraldi went on to say of potential reboot prospects:
“It’s come up before in discussions but not seriously, usually at the pub, just talking about the idea of some of the magic that was captured and the potential ability to recapture it in a new way with a different audience, with a different generation of devices.”
“There was joy in the making of it as well as obviously the fans playing it – that doesn’t always happen but it certainly happened with that game. We had our doubts that it would work out the way we hoped but obviously it did.”
Though there are no concrete plans in place as of yet, the possibility of a return to Springfield is seriously exciting.