Animated sci-fi series are proving to be popular when it comes to inspiring mobile games. After the announcement of a Futurama mobile game, it’s been announced that Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty will also be entering the mobile gaming market with Pocket Mortys.
The game is coming to Android and iOS from January 14th and it won’t cost you a penny to download. The creators of Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, tweeted to announce Pocket Morty’s release yesterday. In their tweets they assured fans that it is indeed a real game, which will be more substantial than the past mobile release connected with the series which was a simple balloon popping simulator, intended for Morty’s well-meaning but unintelligent father Jerry.
The tweets announcing the game were also accompanied by GIFs of Pocket Mortys in action and from what we can tell, it’s heavily inspired by Pokemon in style, gameplay, and name and it looks fantastic.
No need for conflict. It's REAL, Morty. On January 14th, POCKET MORTYS comes to iOS and Android. pic.twitter.com/UNFM4P4WLH
— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) January 5, 2016
Guuuuys! A brand new Rick and Morty game for iOS and android hits on Jan 14th! POCKET MORTYS!! pic.twitter.com/hXN64ilnVF
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) January 5, 2016
Pocket Mortys. Mobile. January 14th. pic.twitter.com/tXAU07lzbR
— adult swim games (@adultswimgames) January 5, 2016
This isn’t the only interest the show’s co-creator Justin Roiland has shown in gaming, having collaborated on Gadgette favourite Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and the Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist with William Pugh as well as working on his own virtual reality game for the HTC Vive. It could be a while before we get our hands on an all new Pokemon adventure, so we’re looking forward to getting our hands on this one. And since it doesn’t look like Morty is going to be stored in spherical cages and carried on Rick’s belt it shouldn’t be too problematic.