Midway Makes Aqua Teen Game

As fans await next month’s release of the feature film based on the [adult swim] series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Midway Games announced plans to develop a video game that revolves around the hit staple of Cartoon Network’s late-night programming block. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am is scheduled to be available for PlayStation2 this fall.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am is described as an epic, action-adventure combat golf-cart racing game that gives fans an opportunity to interact with the character from the show about three talking fast-food items who share a rental home in New Jersey. When Frylock is admitted to the prestigious Jersey Pines Golf Club, Master Shake decides to show the uppity members that he also deserves the benefits of membership. Meatwad is, of course, persuaded to join in and the three end up using golf clubs and a variety of other weapons in ways not intended as they battle numerous villains and fan-favorite characters from the show.

Midway is working closely with Aqua Teen creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis to bring the tone of the TV show and movie to the game. ‘This golden chalice represents a new age in gaming, the likes of which has never before been seen on this planet,’ Maiellaro and Willis quip. ‘The weak will tremble at the awesomeness of our full color, hand-made graphics!’

Aqua Teen Hunger Force debuted with the September 2001 launch of [adult swim] and consists of more than 60 15-minute episodes. The show’s following has no doubt grown since the property was thrust into the national spotlight when Boston authorities recently mistook marketing materials for explosive devices. Turner is hoping the $2 million it paid the city for damages pays off when The Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters opens on more than 800 screens nationwide on April 13.