There arguably hasn’t been a movie character that’s had a bigger impact on mobile gaming than the minions from Despicable Me. Thanks to EA’s announcement at E3 2015, we’re about to see a whole lot more of them in a new game called Minion’s Paradise.
Minion’s Paradise is a build-harvest game where you must build an island paradise for a bunch of angry minions after the protagonist (named Phil) wrecks their cruise. The characters and content are based around the Minions movie which is also due out later this summer. EA has stated that characters from the movies will be present in the game, including villains and minions.
In the game you are tasked with building an island paradise full of games, fun, and leisure for your fellow minions. EA has also said that villains will make appearances to your resort to plot horrible things and enjoy themselves. If you’ve played other movie-based builder games such as Nemo’s Reef or Ice Age Village, you should know how this is all going to work.
The release date is slated for sometime this summer although it’s fairly safe to guess that the release of the game will coincide with the release of the movie. That means it’ll probably be out by the end of July. As for the price, Minion’s Paradise will almost certainly be a Freemium (free with in-app purchases) title much like its fellow movie-based builder brethren. If you’re interested, check back next month and the press release below.
Join the Minions on the vacation of a lifetime! When a lovable yet bumbling Minion named Phil sinks the cruise ship carrying his Minion buddies, he must turn a deserted tropical island into the perfect paradise! Join Illumination Entertainment – the creators of the MINIONS movie – and EA as they take your favorite Minions on an incredible journey.
• Unleash Your Creativity: Help Phil build the perfect Minions Paradise! Customize your island with hot tubs, hammocks, and beach volleyball courts. Plant firefly trees, harness power from electric eels, and grow bushels of bananas to make an island paradise for
Phil and his Minion buddies. • Explore Your Paradise: The more land you get, the more fun your Minions will have! Become an expert at alligator waterskiing, throw mangoes from hot air balloons, and dive off waterslides. • Party with Your Favorite Minions: Share your paradise with Kevin, Stuart, and Bob from the MINIONS movie! Make all your vacation dreams come true and be joined by all your favorite Minion buddies. • Take Villainous Vacations: All Minions need a villainous boss to serve! Aid Phil in building a special resort for all your favorite villains from the MINIONS movie. Help these despicable characters enjoy paradise while putting their own dastardly plans into motion. Coming to the AppStore and Google Play this summer.