Simpsons Hit & Run 2 plans confirmed
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2003 saw the release of one of the most iconic video games of our generation – The Simpsons: Hit & Run and now twenty years on, fans are still desperate for a sequel. In good news, this could be possible in the future, but the bad news is that there is a pretty large catch.
Developed by Radical Entertainment, The Simpsons: Hit & Run was an action-adventure game based on the much-loved animated sitcom. The game follows the Simpson family as they come face-to-face with many strange occurrences taking place in Springfield which appear to be the result of a large alien conspiracy. As a spiritual successor to Radical Entertainment’s previous title, The Simpsons: Road Rage, Hit & Run went on to become one of the most iconic games of the last twenty years.
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Despite its success and plans to make a sequel, plans were soon scrapped when EA acquired the exclusive gaming license to The Simpsons back in 2005. Although development of the sequel was underway with a working prototype of the title ready, the sequel was scrapped fully after EA’s acquisition. Since then, EA has not decided to build upon the success of Hit & Run despite the game being amongst the top 10 titles that gamers feel should be remastered, according to a GAME poll.
However, there could be a catch but one that is dependent upon EA. With the publishers owning the IP, if another company should happen to buy them out in the future, they will inherit the rights and in turn, could be the ones to give us a The Simpsons: Hit & Run sequel. Although this is a long shot, it’s a reminder that it is possible.
It remains to be seen if we will ever see a sequel to the hit game or even a remaster but until then, we will have to live in hope.