'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Reveals New Mobile Game - With Cryptic Clue
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia is getting its own game which is set to immerse fans of the show in the hare-brained schemes of the Paddy's Pub gang.
It's Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile has been made by FoxNext Games and East Side Games and will allow players to control the show's main characters: Mac, Dennis, Charlie, Dee and Frank.
In line with the running theme of the show, players will partake in half-baked money-making schemes and poorly thought-out plans for personal gain.
According to NME, it's been reported that there will be other fan-favourite characters from the show that can be unlocked as well as iconic moments and story-lines from the series.
To mark the announcement, the game's creators have released a cryptic clue as to how the game begins, courtesy of the dopey character Charlie.
FoxNext Games have put out an image of a pictogram-style message on one of the pub tables, supposedly made by Charlie, which eagle-eyed fans believe conveys what the first task of the game will be.
The general consensus is that the translation reads as follows:
Charlie needs a friend.
Charlie burn money (in a dumpster) and is sad.
Please stop the fire.
Charlie is inside the phone.
Fox has found success in releasing games in line with its television and movie releases. The It's Always Sunny game comes shortly after FoxNext Games release Infinity War content for its Marvel Strike Force game in line with the film's release in April.
Games based around blockbuster shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy and Futurama have also proven to be widely popular.
The comedy sitcom, which centres around the illicit activities of a fictional group of friends who run an Irish pub in Philadelphia, premiered in 2005 and has been running for 12 seasons and the cast are currently in the process of filming for the 13th and 14th seasons.
Speaking about the legacy of the show, FX's President of Programming Nick Grad said: "If anyone doubts the power of a camcorder and a dream, just look at It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which was a DIY backyard pilot when Rob [McElhenney], Charlie [Day] and Glenn [Howerton] brought it to FX and will go down in TV history as one of the most loved and enduring comedies.
"Few shows make it this far or have such devoted fans, and we owe it all to the creative vision and great humour of the creators and cast who keep Sunny fresh and inventive every season."
The game does not have an official release date yet but is rumoured to be coming out later this year, as will the show's 13th season, which will premiere in September.
Words: Nathan Standley
Featured Image Credit: FoxNext Games