By Quinton Miles
Midway Games announced this morning that it has signed multiple publishing agreements with Cartoon Network, allowing them to develop games based on a host of shows in their kids and Adult Swim lineup. Under the deal, Midway now has rights to produce games based on Ed, Edd, n Eddy, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and Dexter’s Laboratory in addition to the Adult Swim lineup which includes Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show, Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law, Sealab 2021, and Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
“Cartoon Network continues to be a leading creator of premier animated content and its programming has consistently ranked atop the charts for kids and tweens during day and prime time hours,” said David F. Zucker, Midway president and chief executive officer. “We are delighted to be working with them and eager to launch our new children’s lineup around such popular shows.”
“Adult Swim is a phenomenon with young adult viewers who identify with the edgy, irreverent tone of the shows and the block,” said John Friend, senior vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “Clearly, lots of Adult Swim fans are avid gamers, and we look forward to working with Midway to make games the fans will love.”
Watch out for the first games to ship under this new deal in late 2006.