According to Sour Patch Marketing
Director Sebastion Genesio, “Sour
Patchis the #1 all sour candy brand in the U.S. but
there is so much more to these iconic characters than just their sour exteriors
and sweet interiors.” To that
end, the company have recruited video game giant Capcom to publish a game for
the Xbox Live Arcade, which will put players into the role of “a lost piece of
candy finding its way to its ultimate destination – the human stomach.” I genuinely wish I was joking about this, but
unfortunately it’s not April yet.
press release goes on to describe the game, entitled World Gone Sour, as a platformer which will require “a combination
of jumps, twists and puzzle-solving to negotiate and overcome larger than life
obstacles” and pit the player against “unusual candy enemies”. It will also feature a track by Grammy award-winning
hip hop artist Method Man as part of the soundtrack, and narration by actor
Creed Batton from the Office, all for just 400 Microsoft points. The game could turn out to be quirky enough
for low-level success, but at this stage the available screenshots simply leave
a bad taste in my mouth.