Publisher Microids, The Smurfs IP owner IMPS, and developer OSome Studio have announced that freshly titled The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf will launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC at the end of 2021. This title was previously announced with few details in May 2020, only indicating it was a 3D action adventure with co-op and an original story. Additionally, the publishers revealed that there are now four more Smurfs games in development for unspecified platforms. They will be in different genres and release over the next five years.
Véronique Culliford, The Smurfs creator Peyo’s daughter and IMPS’ founding president, provided the following statement:
It’s a great pleasure to collaborate with Microids, we fully trust them in coming up with iconic, creative, gorgeous games with our little Smurfs. I’m sure both kids and adults alike will be delighted. Additionally, with the new Smurfs TV series that will be broadcast worldwide in 2021, the notoriety of the Smurfs will grow even more! I am really proud to consolidate our bond with another company from the Media Participations group.
Above you can see really the only piece of art we have to go on for The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf. It’s quite beautiful, and following the reveal of Microids’ Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!, we can only hope The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf is as attractive as that title, albeit in 3D.