If you were the kind of kid whose weekend trips always involved popping to the library, chances were that along with Asterix & Obelix, your top picks would have included a few of the rather brilliant Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin books. If so, then we have some good news for you, as French publisher Microids are teaming with Moulinsart to bring a new game based on the Adventures of Tintin to PC and consoles.
Pegged as an action-adventure game, alongside Tintin and his faithful pup Snowy – I’d put money on the fact you’ll be able to pet the dog – there will be an array of the most famous characters from the series including the inimitable Captain Haddock, bungling detectives Thomson and Thompson and the genius professor Calculus.
The publishing teams sound pretty chuffed with the announcement, with Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids saying “We are extremely happy to work on this co-production! We have been willing to make this happen for quite some time. This announcement is the result of a creative process allowing us to define precisely how this project will take shape and the two companies will interact. This really is a dream come true for us. The adventures of Tintin transported millions of readers worldwide and this opportunity will allow us to put our talents at the service of one of the biggest creators of the 20th century and its inked hero: Our team members are fans of the famous reporter and will do their best to pay this franchise a vibrant homage. We can’t wait to kick-off this project!”
The series of comic books, penned by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi under the pen-name Hergé, have sold in excess of 250,000,000 copies, so it’s safe to say that there’s an audience all set for a game based on them. Tintin, and the series comic-art, are perfect for translating to a computer game, though over the years we’ve seen varying result, with the most recent game – a tie-in with the 2011 Tintin film – not really living up to the series’ potential.