Yup, this is happening.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Ludia announced today that they will be creating videogames based on the hit reality shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. According to the press release, the games will be released in 2010 to coincide with the conclusion of the 14th season of The Bachelor.
No other details of the games are known, but, honestly, let me say what we obviously all are thinking: THESE ARE GOING TO BE THE GREATEST VIDEOGAMES EVER CREATED! Actually, no, sorry. What I am really thinking is: How are these games going to work exactly? The Bachelor is about a guy picking a mate amongst a sea of 25 women. And it’s a reality show. There really isn’t any “gaming” on the show to speak of. How is this going to be turned into an interesting videogame? Press “A” to reject woman #6! Tap the “R Trigger” to feel up woman #2! Actually, this could be awesome.
Please speculate in the comments. What kind of videogames could The Bachelor and The Bachelorette possibly be? If they end up being bullet hell shmups or epic RPGs I am in support of this deal 100%.
Hit the jump for the full press release.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Ludia Announce The Bachelor & The Bachelorette Videogames
BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Ludia Inc. today announced a deal to create and distribute videogames based on the hit reality TV dating shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, from Warner Horizon Television and created by Mike Fleiss. The worldwide licensing and distribution arrangement will launch the videogames across multiple platforms following the conclusion of The Bachelor’s 14th season in 2010 on the ABC Television Network.
“The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are extremely popular on television and we are looking forward to bringing the properties into the videogame space,” said John Quinn, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “These games are meant to engage fans of the show and the wider public beyond television, enriching the overall entertainment experience around the brand.”
“The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are first-rate licenses in reality TV’s dating genre, which is a hugely popular category with television viewers,” said Alex Thabet, Ludia’s founder and CEO. “We see great potential for the segment within the context of video games, and look forward to our collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to deliver a true-to-show game experience on a wide variety of platforms.”
The Bachelor and The Bachelorette videogames will be distributed in retail by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and in digital formats by Ludia.
Created by Mike Fleiss (the upcoming More to Love and There Goes the Neighborhood), The Bachelor and The Bachelorette television series are produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. For both series, Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers, and Chris Harrison is the host.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About Ludia Inc.
Ludia creates and distributes cross-platform interactive entertainment with mass consumer appeal. Located in Montreal and founded by experienced industry players, Ludia’s innovative and high-quality product portfolio consists of original and branded properties including American Idol®, Hell’s Kitchen™, Press Your Luck™, The Amazing Race™, The Price Is Right™ and Where’s Waldo?®. www.ludia.com
About The Bachelor and The Bachelorette
The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are original primetime romance reality series on ABC. The Bachelor revolves around a bachelor who chooses a potential wife from among approximately 25 women. The Bachelorette is a spin off program of the The Bachelor in which the format is gender-reversed.