Capcom creating Sour Patch Kids: The Game

In the proud tradition of Yo! Noid, Spot: The Video Game, and Sneak King comes World Gone Sour, a Capcom-published platformer starring Sour Patch Kids candy. Coming to PC download services this Winter, with a PSN and XBLA release to follow in the Spring, World Gone Sour is described by Capcom as “a journey from the perspective of a lost piece of candy finding its way to its ultimate destination — the human stomach.”

Read that sentence again… World Gone Sour ends with the suicide of its main character! However, before that happens, World Gone Sour sounds like it has the makings of a pretty awesome platformer:

Gamers will take on the miniature role of a lost Sour Patch Kid in a stylized human-sized world, guiding the hero through the sticky floors of a movie theater, across the counter of a concession stand, and other unique and oversized environments. Joining forces with fellow lost Sour Patch Kids, players will use a combination of jumps, twists and puzzle-solving to negotiate and overcome larger than life obstacles. Along the way, they will battle unusual candy enemies, escape from deranged humans, and face-off against bizarre creatures including one very angry wad of sticky chewing gum.

Tagged with the bargain price of $5 (or 400 Microsoft Points on XBLA), the game will also include local co-op and narration from Creed Bratton of “The Office.” It remains to be seen whether World Gone Sour’s “quips and tidbits” will come from the real Creed Bratton or the television creation.

Oh, and check out Method Man’s performance in the game’s theme song, “World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids),” in the video above.

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned’s Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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