I could do without Charlie Brown...
Infogrames have proudly announced that they have obtained the rights to create games based on & around Charlie Brown, Snoopy & other characters from the popular comic strip, Peanuts. The first title to be announced is Snoopy Tennis, slated for the Game Boy Color. Infogrames also have rights to do games for for next-generation platforms like GameCube & GBA. No doubt, we'll likely see games on either or both of these consoles. Infogrames hopped on record to voice its enthusiasm:
"We are very excited that United Media has entrusted Infogrames with one of the most renowned properties of all time. This deal brings us to the next level with our library of phenomenal licenses," said Robert Miles Watson, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Licensing for Infogrames, Inc. "We are combining the beloved Peanuts characters and more than 50 years of history to create a fun gaming experience for kids of any age through several upcoming titles."
Snoopy & the gang have been in appearing in videogames for years now. "Peanuts" games are usually child's fare, though with word of Snoopy Tennis, Infogrames may have a more broad audience in mind. Although Charles M. Schulz is sadly no longer with us, Peanuts thrives on as the most popular comic strip ever, making it a great license for Infogrames to land.