Disney (which owns the ABC television network that distributes Desperate Housewives in the States) has set its Buena Vista Games division to publish a PC-based adaptation of the sudsy Sunday-night staple this fall.
While negotiations are underway to secure additional cast members to represent themselves in-game (they've only gotten the deceased housewife narrator on-board so far), we hope this license works out better than the recent video game adaptations such as 24: The Game, Alias, and Dark Angel (where the DA game actually came out after the show was canceled). The screenshots revealed seem to display more suburban architecture than gameplay, but the game will involve taking on the role of a new neighboring housewife. It has not been disclosed, however, whether you can take prisoners in your basement as of yet.
[Thanks, riffgod, bandersnatch, Nick, & GunForHire; via Yahoo! & the BBC]
- Mark Green discusses 24: The Game
- Metacritic metascore for 24: The Game (on the PS2): 61 out of 100
- Metacritic metascore for Alias (on the PC): 55 out of 100
- Metacritic metascore for Dark Angel (on the PS2): 48 out of 100