Development has begun on a new game based on The Smurfs

Microids and IMPS have joined forces to work on a brand new game based on The Smurfs IP. The project — which doesn’t seem to have a name as of yet — was just announced today, through an issued press release.

“We are delighted for concluding this new partnership with IMPS! Thanks to this trans-generational license and the talent of OSome Studio, a long time Microids partner studio which worked on several family games, we are confident in bringing together all gamers in the wonderful world of the Smurfs. The worldwide success met by the Smurfs will also allow us to increase our brand awareness overseas and position Microids as a major player internationally” says Elliot Grassiano, Vice-president of Microids.

Details are extremely scarce at this point in time, but we do know that this upcoming Smurfs title will take the form of a 3D action-adventure game, will offer co-op, and will be based on Peyo’s comic books. It will also feature a brand new story, and will be developed by OSome Studio.

“I am very happy about this beautiful partnership, video games have always been my passion, because they combine playfulness and often learning” shares VĂ©ronique Culliford, president and founder of IMPS and daughter of Peyo.

Stay tuned for more information.