A Sequel to The Simpsons: Hit & Run was – Once Upon a Time – in the Works

A Sequel to The Simpsons: Hit & Run was – Once Upon a Time – in the Works

Aping GTA‘s open-world action carnage gameplay with the perfect amount of Simpsons humour; The Simpsons: Hit & Run is a truly wonderful game. This is despite it being some 17 years old.

Recently, the game has popped up in newlines again for a couple of rather interesting reasons. One involves some comments producer Vlad Ceraldi made to LadBible last year. And the other involves senior game designer Joe McGinn.

Firstly, Ceraldi’s comments. Back in October 2019, LadBible caught up with the producer. At one point during the conversation, Ceraldi made the following comments;

“I could see it on multiple different types of platforms as a remake or remaster. 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”.

Of course, this isn’t tangible evidence that a remake or remaster is going to happen. However, if it did, it’s nice to see the original’s producer is on-board for it to happen.

The Switch could benefit from HD remasters of some of their older generation games. Even in 2020, The Simpsons has a large and dedicated fanbase.

A Whole Lotta D’oh!

GAME Media recently sat down with Joe McGinn. Joe agreed that a Switch remaster/remake would be brilliant. He also mentioned that there were once plans for a sequel!

“We had some very early gameplay prototypes. I remember our physics guru – Greg Mayer – got connected vehicles working, so you could have a trailer being pulled behind a car with some fun results.

But we never got very far before EA won the right to The Simpsons Movie Game, so sadly there was nothing we could do but move on”.

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Another classic case of “what could have been”. The Simpsons: Hit & Run originally came out in 2003 for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and original Xbox. Whilst no word has been made about a potential remaster, the thought sure is tantalising, especially using modern-gen capabilities.


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