Cue the harpsichord!
“It is very exciting to work, not only with MGM for the first time, but to work with them on The Addams Family – one of the biggest family entertainment brands of all time,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “For us, it is truly a delight to create a thrilling family adventure video game, with one of the most iconic and enduring families in all of popular culture.”
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.
MGM, interactive entertainment company Outright Games, and game studio PHL Collective have announced The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem, a brand-new video game featuring the iconic spooky family set in the world of the hit animated movie franchise. The game will release in time for Halloween this year on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PC digital platforms.
Gamers can play as Wednesday, Pugsley, Gomez, and Morticia in 4-player co-op, helping the Addams Family save their mansion from a mysterious visitor who is dead-set on taking over. You can explore the mansion’s darkest depths, magical mysteries, and discover secrets while utilizing each character’s special abilities, including Gomez’s Mazurka Saber and Wednesday’s pet octopus Socrates. Solve puzzles together and find relics that reveal the mansion’s hair-raising history.
- Join the Family – Experience the kooky world of the Addams Family in an original story based on the hit animated movie franchise!
- Save the Mansion – Piece together the horrifically exciting history of the Addams Family Mansion in a 3D platforming adventure!
- Competitive Mini-Games – Jump, bump and race your way to victory!
- Solo or Together – Explore the Addams Mansion alone, or with up to 4 players on the same screen!
Key game features include:
“Our fanbase for The Addams Family spans generations and continents, and they are always looking for different ways to connect with the characters and storyline,” said Robert Marick, Executive Vice President MGM Global Consumer Products & Experiences. “With the launch of the new game with Outright Games, we are providing fans with the opportunity to enjoy the creepy and endearing charm of Wednesday, Pugsley, Gomez, and Morticia well beyond the movie release this fall.”
The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem will be the first Addams Family video game to launch on console since 2001. The Addams Family‘s popularity spans generations; the franchise, which debuted as a comic strip, has gone on to inspire TV series, movies, comics, toys and collectables over its 80+ years. The family made a return in 2019’s animated The Addams Family, which featured a star-studded cast and earned more than 0M worldwide. A sequel, The Addams Family 2 is scheduled for an October 2021 release; a live-action series helmed by none other than the spookmeister himself, Tim Burton, was reported to be in development last October.