Remember The Simpsons: Tapped Out? It was a free iOS game from EA that launched earlier this year, but it only spent a short time in the App Store because it became so popular that EA’s servers couldn’t handle it and it was pulled. The company promised, however, that it would return, and it’s making its comeback this month.
If you didn’t get chance to play Tapped Out the first time it hit the App Store, then you missed out. The game allowed you to build your own Springfield from scratch after a nuclear explosion — caused by Homer — wiped out the entire town. A lot of work went into its development, with the shows writers and actors contributing a lot of the material.
And despite being a freemium title, it was a lot of fun. That’s why the game became so popular, and why EA’s servers became so jammed, meaning most people couldn’t get online to play it.
TouchArcade reports that EA announced the game’s return at an event in Europe this morning, and that it could return as early as next week:
EA’s Peter Moore announced that the social building simulation thing will reappear on the App Store at some point this month, maybe as early as next week.
It seems, then, that the app is already in Apple’s hands, and that it’s just waiting for approval now. That shouldn’t take too long, given that it’s already been through this once before. However, it will be a little different this time.
Tapped Out will reportedly return with new “stuff” from the latest season of The Simpsons, in addition to new visuals and changes to its mechanics.