While I wouldn’t consider myself a hyper Rick and Morty fan who can quote every single episode, I really do enjoy watching the show. Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the show’s creators, bring a rather unique sense of humor to the show that you can’t find anywhere else. Considering this, I was pretty excited to hear that today, during Sony’s PlayStation 2018 E3 press conference, Justin Roiland revealed that he was working on a game that was coming soon to the PS4 and the PSVR. The 3D platformer titled “Trover Saves The Universe,” doesn’t appear to be specifically a Rick and Morty game, but the gameplay trailer seems to indicate that it will feature a lot of the same humor.
Here’s a look at the trailer which looks as if it could be ripped from an actual episode of R&M.
Fun trailer, but very far from one of the best trailers showcased at E3 in my opinion. It really didn’t give us enough of an idea of what we can expect in terms of gameplay or story. According to IGN, the official description for the game is:
“Wonderful. Your dogs have been dognapped by a beaked lunatic who stuffed them into his eye holes and is using their life essence to destroy the Universe. Does that make sense?”
So it would appear that you play a dog owner who sets out to rescue his dog from a crazy alien who stole him/her?
The official press release for it is apparently this comic.
We don’t really have much to go on, but still, I’m pretty excited to jump into a world crafted by one of the minds behind Rick and Morty. The only other R&M game that I’ve played was a mobile game called “Pocket Mortys” and I thought it was very well executed. The other R&M inspired game, “Jerry’s Game.” also has solid reviews on the App Store. Given this to be the case, I feel like Roiland and Harmon must play a significant role in ensuring that their games hold true to the series and are worthy of being affiliated with what has become essentially their brand.
At the very least, “Trover Saves The Universe” is bound to be a ridiculous adventure and full of easy laughs.