Popular games inevitably inspire imitators, and once upon a time, Grand Theft Auto III was astronomically popular. As such, Radical Entertainment and Vivendi Universal Games got the bright idea to create The Simpsons: Hit & Run, a GTA clone set in the considerably more inviting world of Springfield. The game released to one of the most positive receptions of any game ever released in the franchise (not that that’s saying much), and fans have been waiting for more of it ever since. In fact, you can count The Simpsons: Hit & Run producer Vlad Ceraldi himself in that group.
Talking to LADbible, Ceraldi said, “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.”
Amen it would. I mean, to be perfectly honest, I actually loved The Simpsons: Road Rage the most (itself a Crazy Taxi clone), and I played it all the time until I’d finally unlocked The Homer. So give me a remaster of that too. But yeah, I’d love a Hit & Run remaster while we’re at it.
What about you? Would you like to see at least something new of The Simpsons for consoles, or are you just ready for this franchise to go to bed?