Original post (1/6): With season 3 of Rick and Morty still eons away (the rumor mill estimates March 2017… ouch), fans of the irreverent sci-fi comedy have been starving for any new content involving their favorite characters. Now the wait for the next season might be a little bit easier, because Adult Swim has announced that Pocket Mortys will be hitting Android and iOS devices late next week.
This isn’t the franchise’s first foray into mobile gaming. Their previous creation was a deliberately banal “balloon-popping simulator” called Jerry’s Game. Now, however, it looks like co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland are going to really show us what they’ve got on the mobile platform with a much more fleshed-out game.
Pocket Mortys. Mobile. January 14th. pic.twitter.com/tXAU07lzbR
— adult swim games (@adultswimgames) January 5, 2016
Pocket Mortys appears to be an affectionate parody of Pokemon. The player controls Rick as he pits his Morty against the Mortys of others. Adult Swim’s announcement came with a brief video showcasing the Pokemon-esque gameplay mechanics and giving us a teaser of the kind of dialogue and adventuring we can expect. They also confirmed that the game will be free to play.
No need for conflict. It's REAL, Morty. On January 14th, POCKET MORTYS comes to iOS and Android. pic.twitter.com/UNFM4P4WLH
— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) January 5, 2016
Both Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon sprang to Twitter with their own teasers. Harmon, who provided voice acting for Pocket Mortys, joked that the game will contain $90 in-app purchases that will be required to keep your Morty alive. Pocket Mortys will be available in the Google Play Store and the App Store starting Thursday, January 14.
Guuuuys! A brand new Rick and Morty game for iOS and android hits on Jan 14th! POCKET MORTYS!! pic.twitter.com/hXN64ilnVF
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) January 5, 2016
Are you excited about getting some new Rick and Morty action? This looks like a great way to while away the time while we wait for more episodes. Let us know your thoughts in the comments! And on a completely unrelated note, click the button below to download a pretty awesome keyboard.