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Bite my shiny metal ass

We reported a few months ago that Fox Interactive was in the process of licensing out the Futurama and Simpsons brands (amongst others) for new PC and console titles, and today we have word of the result in one of those categories. Unique Development Studios are the guys who have picked up on this "unique" opportunity, and will be producing a game based on the wacky TV series for the PC and undisclosed console platforms. A similarly licensed Simpsons game is already in development due out next Spring. Futurama is of course the most recent big thing from Simpsons creator Matt Groening. The action centres around Fry, a 25-year-old pizza delivery man who is transported into the future by some bizarre electric ray and eventually becomes entangled with a comical robot named Bender, a one-eyed flight officer called Leela and his own nephew, Professor Farnsworth, who is not 125 years his senior. There is no news on which genre the game will fall into nor what the plot will be like, but we here are EuroGamer are rather hoping for a Stupid Invaders-esque point-and-clicker. Some hope though, we feel.