Inspector Gadget: Mad Time Party hangs up its trench coat on PS5, PS4 this fall
As far as unexpected announcements go, where does this one rank? Microids is bringing Inspector Gadget: Mad Time Party to PS5 and PS4 later this year, a one-to-four-player title that promises to immerse you in the “iconic” world of the trench-coated detective. “Walk through the environments of the original series, meet characters like the main Kimby, Penny, or MAD agents, and use the inspector’s various gadgets to fight the MAD forces,” the press release reads.
The blurb continues: “Play as the iconic Inspector Gadget and join your friends in this new party game. Metro City has come under the control of the evil Dr. Pange. To save the city, Inspector Gadget must use a time machine to go back in time. Unfortunately, the machine breaks and the inspector’s ancestors are teleported to the present. You have to solve mini-game quests to unlock the bolts needed to repair it.”
There’s no trailer yet, but the screenshots have a nice cel-shaded look to them that somewhat captures the style of the original animated series. Apparently, there will be 16 minigames in total, and the soundtrack is composed by Tanis Chalopin, daughter of Jean Chalopin, the original creator of Inspector Gadget.
We can’t imagine it’ll set the world alight, but it can be entertaining when played with family and friends – especially if you’re a fan of the franchise!
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