Chew my shiny metallic ass and reward Hypnotoad! Epic simply introduced that Futurama is the subsequent huge IP that’s getting dumped and mushed into the popular culture slurry that’s the free-to-play battle royale juggernaut Fortnite.
The Week In Video games: What’s Releasing Past Pikmin 4
For individuals who aren’t as cool as Slurms McKenzie and don’t know a lot about Futurama, right here’s the 411: Again in 1999, Simpsons creator Matt Groening and author David X. Cohen developed an animated comedy starring a person who by accident will get despatched into the longer term by way of cryogenics and a prank pizza order. He rapidly meets up with some loveable scamps, like Bender the consuming robotic, and goes on wild adventures involving aliens, sci-fi cliches, and modern-day celebs who dwell sooner or later as jars in heads. The present has been canceled and introduced again a number of occasions, resulting in this month’s latest season on Hulu. And simply in time for Futurama’s (third) return, Epic is teasing an enormous Fortnite occasion.
On July 25, the official Fortnite Twitter account posted a really (very) brief teaser displaying the well-known Planet Specific supply spaceship flying towards a big constructing that was displaying the fantastic Hypnotoad. As is custom and similar to within the opening of each Futurama episode, the Planet Specific ship finally ends up crashing into the constructing’s digital billboard, destroying it within the course of.
As a part of the brief teaser and tweet, Epic additionally printed a hyperlink to a YouTube video that may go dwell tomorrow, July 26, at… *double checks time* Four a.m CST. Come on Epic, that’s too late for a weekday. Anyway, presumably this video shall be launched alongside the Futurama content material, which no less than appears to incorporate a Planet Specific glider as seen within the teaser.
As for what else may seem in Fortnite as a part of this animated crossover, there’s numerous choices. We may probably see Futurama characters like Bender, Fry, Leela, and Zap Branigan present up within the retailer as skins. Maybe a backpack that incorporates Nibbler or Fry’s lifeless canine fossil? Possibly even the Robotic Satan!?
As excited as I’m for this new Fortnite replace, and I’m very excited, I’m additionally somewhat unhappy. With every new franchise and IP that Fortnite consumes, it turns into a much bigger, extra gelatinous glob of references and iconic characters. A hungry machine that should at all times be fed and which is rarely glad. That is how the whole lot appears to be going lately, as increasingly more popular culture blends collectively. I worry a future the place all media exists in solely a handful of locations and nothing is allowed to be its personal factor. However till then, I’ll take pleasure in killing randos in Fortnite as Bender.