Movie tie-ins and the mobile gaming marketplace seem to go hand-in-hand. Without the burdening cost of AAA video game development, studios can work on smaller projects that still carry familiar names and licenses. Under no other circumstances would Sharknado: The Video Game exist.
Teaming with Majesco Entertainment, Other Ocean Interactive will bring the title to iOS later this Summer. It’s an endless runner starring TV movie protagonist Fin Shepard as he leaps between sharks with broadsword in hand.
If the name wasn’t already a dead give-away, Sharknado is a film series that doesn’t take itself seriously. Deliberately over-the-top and crammed with awkward one-liners, it actually sounds like the perfect fit for a video game.
With Sharknado 2: The Second One screening on SyFy later this month, we expect the mobile game won’t be too far behind.