Promotional games are not a strange concept on the Xbox LIVE Arcade Marketplace. Who can forget the most recent Doritos efforts, Doritos Crash Course
and Harms Way
? Then there was the discontinued Yaris
that advertised Toyota cars. There have been others, and the trend is set to continue with the development of World Gone Sour
, based on the Sour Then Sweet®
sweets, Sour Patch Kids®
Players will take on the role of a lost Sour Patch Kid, carelessly dropped onto the floor of a movie theatre. The sticky theatre floor and the counter of the concession stand are just two of the oversized environments over which players will have to navigate to reach their ultimate destination - the stomach of a human. Your journey will be narrated by Creed Bratton
, star of The Office
Your protagonist is not the only casualty of a night at the movies though. Players will have to join forces with other lost Sour Patch Kids to overcome the large obstacles. Jumps, twists and solving puzzles are the key to success, but your path is fraught with danger. Unusual candy enemies, deranged humans and other bizarre creatures, such as "one very angry wad of sticky chewing gum", all seek to stop you in your tracks.
Local co-op will allow a friend or family member to team up with you on your journey. Global leaderboards will also be supported.
As if the added talent of Creed Bratton wasn't enough, the game will also feature "World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids)", a track by Method Man. I have to admit, this is possibly one of the most original announcement trailers that I've seen for quite some time:
World Gone Sour
will be released this winter and will cost 400 MSP.