Now that we are well into what experts in the 70s referred to as “the future,” video game development has become one of the cheapest and easiest ways to continue a popular franchise from another medium. You have seen it in the past few months with Back to the Future and Jurrasic Park and now, an unlikely video game will carry on the Naked Gun universe in the upcoming game Naked Gun I.C.U.P.
Before you start lighting your torches, don’t worry about Leslie Nielsen’s memory. Nobody will be trying to fill the shoes of Detective Frank Drebin, but his son, Frank Jr. A few other familiar faces drop by for some fun as well. Here’s a brief rundown.
Years after the events of the original films, a crime wave has overtaken the city, and there’s just one man who can stop it – Lt. Det. Frank Drebin Jr.! Bringing the strict “no-nonsense” professionalism inherited by his father, Lt. Drebin and his team of I.C.U.P. agents (International Crime Unit Police) must work together to solve the case and bring down a global crime syndicate.
The game looks to follow the Back to the Future model, with 6 “episodes” being released every month, and will be as close to the original tone with Naked Gun 33 1/3 writer Robert LoCash penning the story for the game.
Take a look at the trailer for the game after the jump, and keep an eye out as this game will hit the iOS & Android marketplace in the next few months.