Seth MacFarlane straight from the console–sweet!

August 29th, 2006

“Family Guy” game gets a voice
Virgin.net

The vocal cast for the up and coming video game version of hit US comedy “Family Guy” has been announced, with the show's stars all set to expand their involvement in the game.

First and foremost the show's top talent, Seth MacFarlane, will provide his “freakin sweet” voice over the game's main characters which include lovable oaf Peter Griffin, his world domination-obsessed son Stewie, and Brian Griffin, the Martini-supping family dog.

As well as MacFarlane, Alex Borstein has signed up to voice Lois Griffin, while Mila Kunis and Seth Green will provide the voices for sibling rivals Meg and Chris.

Adam West has also been signed up to portray the Mayor of Quahog.

President of 2K, Christoph Hartmann, professed his delight at signing up MacFarlane and company, saying: “MacFarlane's voice alongside the other popular talent on board–Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Alex Borstein and Adam West–will definitely bring the humorous story and animated world of 'Family Guy' to life in this must-have game for fans of the show.”

“Family Guy” will be released across a range of formats this coming autumn, although no specific release date has been set as yet.

“Family Guy” detailed
2K Games' upcoming adventure in Quahog features three playable characters, different types of gameplay, trademark pop-culture parodies.
GameSpot

Fans of Seth McFarlane's “Family Guy” cartoon had mixed reactions when hearing about 2K Games making a game based on the show. When any license makes the leap to gaming, the interactive result can be a shell of what it was derived from.

The debate will no doubt linger on with the announcement of the first details of “Family Guy,” which is scheduled for release this fall on current-gen consoles.

Gamers will be able to switch back and forth between three characters: bumbling patriarch Peter Griffin, matricidal maniac Stewie, and martini-swigging canine Brian. Each playable character will have its own storyline–Peter is out to stop Mr. Belvedere from taking over the world, Stewie goes up against his archenemy Bertram, and Brian tries to escape his wrongful imprisonment.

“Family Guy” is loaded with tangential joke after joke that pokes fun at pop culture, and the 2K title will be no different, but in the game the jokes will be interactive. Gameplay is described by 2K Games as a combination of “combat, stealth, and puzzle-solving gameplay” throughout familiar locations in the show's setting of Quahog, Rhode Island.

“Family Guy” has not yet been priced or rated. Look for more details during GameSpot's E3 coverage. For more information on the “Family Guy” TV show, head over to TV.com.

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