Electronic Arts has recently confirmed that it will soon launch an official Simpsons game for iOS, with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch all getting a piece the action.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out will be a free title and include all the main voices from the legendary cast. While no official release date has been set in stone, EA did tell CNET that the game would be out “within the next few weeks”…

The game will be centered around the re-building of Springfield after accident prone Homer (doh!) causes a nuclear explosion at the factory – don’t worry none of the characters die. Your mission is to use the townspeople to help re-build Springfield in your own vision. Characters will be unlocked as the game progresses with Lisa being the first to help Homer clean up the city.

Bernard Kim, Senior Vice President of global publishing for social and mobile for EA, told CNET: “We want this to be one of the biggest titles this year. We’ve invested a lot. It’s absolutely a top-tier development priority for us.”

“Hardcore Simpsons fans will get a lot out of it.” He added.

While the game is going to be one of EA’s ‘freemium’ titles, it will offer in-app purchases that come in the guise of donuts, Homers favorite food. EA believes that this type of in-app purchase is just as lucrative as charging for games, so hopefully we will see a lot more free titles coming from them in the future.

Expect this one to sail straight to the top of the charts in the App Store. We will of course keep you updated as to an official release date.

Are you looking forward to this one?

UPDATE: As iDB reader Chris notes, it seems the app is already available in some countries, such as Denmark.

  • It is fair to say that Apple has always played a part in the Simpsons. From an iPhone app into to the ‘Mapple Store and Steve Mobs’ Classic, timeless stuff

  • Soon? I have it now. Well is soon in NA?. Anyone else from Europe that can confirme it is out.

    • Anonymous

      Nope (Germany. Are you sure you just didn’t download “The Simpsons Arcade” which came out 2009?

    • You have a different Simpsons game. The Simpsons: Tapped Out is not out yet.

  • Anonymous

    I hate Freemiums!

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  • Anonymous

    Looks good! Can’t wait

  • Josh Hamilton

    There has been a Simpson arcade game in the app store for a long time now can’t see this one any better

  • It top in SG since yesterday

  • Sondre Riise Kjelstrup

    i have it, its out (im norwegian)

  • I have it. Swedish App Store.

  • Damn! I guess IT IS released after all.

  • Dan

    I stopped reading at ‘in app purchases’… I hate those games. Hopefully IAP cracker works so I can stick it to them =P

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