Long the subject of rumors and speculation, the PlayStation Blog revealed today that, yes, The Simpsons Arcade Game—also known as “the good Simpsons game”—will be coming home to consoles (or at least, console) this February.
The Simpsons Arcade Game is a Konami beat ’em up from a time when Konami made really good beat ’em ups, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It’ll be free to PlayStation Plus members starting on February 7, though no pricing or release date was mentioned for us regular folk. In November the game was rated for the 360 by the Australian games classification board, perhaps indicating a pending XBLA release, as well.
With four-player online co-op and—one hopes—a way to gain extra lives without jamming quarters into your console, this February could mark the first time that anyone has ever gotten to the end of this game. I call Marge.