While the new deal between intellectual property owner ViacomCBS and Microid is for 3 new Garfield games, that’s basically all we have to go on for now. The presser teases that Microids will create “brand-new adventures with the famous orange cat spanning across different video game genres.”
“We are thrilled by this new agreement with ViacomCBS Consumer Products!” says Alain Milly, Editorial Director for Microids. “Garfield is a well-known and family-friendly IP fitting perfectly our portfolio made of popular franchises for all ages. Following successful collaborations on Garfield: Wild Ride and Garfield Kart Furious Racing, we are incredibly honored to work with ViacomCBS Consumer Products on three new games”.
Other big licensing deals that Microids is actively working on include games like UFO Robot Grendizer based on Go Nagai’s classic and iconic mecha series, and The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf, which is based on the classic series of the same name.
Further details weren’t confirmed – so we don’t really know what platforms or genres these new Garfield game are planned for – but we’ll keep you guys posted as we’ll likely have to wait until the first game is revealed.