‘The Simpsons’ Arcade Game Returns in Style

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Just in time for The Simpsons’ buzzy 500th episode, which is scheduled for Feb. 19 on Fox TV, the show’s fist video game is a getting a much-anticipate revival. The Simpsons Arcade Game, which was introduced by Konami more than two decades ago to game parlors, will now be available for Xbox Live on Feb 3 and PlayStations Network on Feb. 7 ($9.99, rates for ages 10-up).

Among the game features: 1-4 players can compete locally and online, a one-life Survival mode and a never-before-seen Japanese version of the game, classic flyers and posters and a characters guide. Two words: Ay Caramba!

The 500th episode of the show will feature a guest voice gig by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as Homer’s and Marge’s new neighbor after The Simpsons are kicked out of town by the angry residents of Springfield.

The Simpsons Arcade Game

The Simpsons Arcade Game

The Simpsons Arcade Game

The Simpsons Arcade Game

The Simpsons Arcade Game

The Simpsons Arcade Game

The Simpsons Arcade Game

The Simpsons Arcade Game