Get ready to save Springfield from a horrific nuclear explosion caused by none other than the bumbling Homer Simpson in what Electronics Arts expects to be one of the biggest freemium hits of the year. Expected to be released in the coming weeks on iOS (and then later on Android – D’oh!), The Simpsons: Tapped Out will be a free download for users but will follow the success of other freemium apps by offering optional in-app purchases. This virtual currency will of course come in the form of doughnuts and while not necessary to complete the game, will give impatient users a way to speed things up.
The game will feature many of your favorite characters which can be unlocked through gameplay and has you undergoing quests to rebuild Springfield. The game was created with the help of the show’s writers and voice actors and will feature both written and audio dialogue. Given the success of the TV series and its cult following, it should be quite the hit. Expect the game to launch soon and be sure to check out CNET’s coverage for a better look at what to expect from The Simpsons: Tapped Out.