Just in time for Halloween, MGM and its gaming partners Outright Games and PHL Collective have launched the first console game for the CGI version of The Addams Family.
Outright Games is a global video games publisher with a focus on quality family entertainment. Since being founded in 2016, Outright has delivered several licensed game titles, including favorites such as Jumanji: The Video Game with Sony Pictures; Paw Patrol: On a Roll with Nickelodeon; Ben 10 with Cartoon Network; and Dragons: Dawn of New Risers with NBC Universal.
PHL Collective is a video game studio that has designed and released award-winning titles for console, mobile, PC and VR, focused on gamers of all ages. Strong releases like Ben 10: Omni-Charged, We Bare Bears: Food Truck Rush and ClusterPuck 99 have fueled PHL Collective’s growth into a trusted development partner.
Called The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem, the game is based on the new CGI-animated films The Addams Family and the upcoming sequel The Addams Family 2. The game is available now for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Stadia, and PC. The companies have also released a short trailer for the game, which you can see below.
“It’s been a terrific experience bringing the Addams Family Mansion and the world’s spookiest family into an all-new 3D platform adventure game,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “With 4-player co-op and graphics faithful to the new animated movie franchise, there is something for fans of all ages to enjoy as they discover the mansion’s secrets together.”
The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem takes players on a “scare-iffic adventure” that’s suitable for the whole family. Players win by helping characters Wednesday, Gomez, Morticia and Pugsley save the beloved Addams mansion in a horrifyingly hilarious 3D adventure with shared screen, and up to four-player local co-op play.
The game is designed to be played by families or groups of friends, the developers say, and groups learn to cooperate by combining their character’s special abilities.
Gomez’s ancient family Mazurka Saber is perfect for slicing and gliding, while Morticia’s fashionable and friendly Spider Sling can shoot webs, grapple, swing and pull objects. Pugsley’s hand-crafted bombs are a blast to roll around on and blow things up and Wednesday’s pet octopus Socrates is ready to blast off and hover using a powerful ink spray.
“The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem marks the first time ever that we are bringing the CGI version of The Addams Family to a gaming console, and is an opportunity for fans of the previous and upcoming CGI films to connect with their favorite characters beyond the movies,” said Robert Marick, Executive Vice President, MGM Global Consumer Products and Experiences. “We are looking forward to seeing fans’ reactions to the brand release from Outright Games.”
Debuting in 1938 as a comic strip, the franchise’s timeless appeal has gone on to inspire TV series, movies, comics, toys and collectables over its 80+ years of frightful popularity, with fans new and old relating to the macabre set of characters that make up the multigenerational family.
In 2019, the family returned to terrorise a whole new generation in the animated ‘The Addams Family’, which featured a star-studded cast and achieved tremendous box office success, earning more than $200M worldwide. Wednesday and her freaky family will return this October in the hotly anticipated animated sequel ‘The Addams Family 2’.