Wait? American Idol GAMES? You read that correctly! Majesco Entertainment today announced a partnership to produce interactive games based on the ultra-popular and award winning television series.
We don’t have a whole lot of details at this time but we know that the games are coming and that Majesco will have exclusive rights to publish them in North America. We will be posting updates to this as they come available to us, as well, so keep checking in, and read on for the details we DO have!
According to the press release, Majesco and FreemantleMedia will be working together to create the games. FreemantleMedia is behind television shows such as Idol, The X Factor, Got Talent and many others.
Here’s what else the release had to say:
“American Idol created the reality television singing competition format that defined an entire genre and grew into a massive pop culture phenomenon,” said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Majesco Entertainment. “This exciting entertainment brand has a loyal and active fan base that has generated billions of votes since the series launched. That kind of unprecedented engagement offers a unique opportunity for us to introduce new interactive experiences that develop those social connections.”
“Majesco’s expertise in creating casual and family oriented titles made them the perfect partner for our biggest brand, American Idol,” added Naz Cuevas, Senior Manager, Consumer Products, Hardlines, FremantleMedia Enterprises.
So if you ever wanted to be on American Idol but were afraid to face off with Simon Cowell or Randy Jackson, here’s your chance. Get your sing on!
And if you’d like information about Majesco’s other titles, look here! www.majescoent.com.