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Fans of FireFly, the cult television series by Joss Whedon, will be happy to hear that an officially licensed social online role-playing game in will be coming to iOS and Android devices next year. Fox Digital Entertainment made the announcement today at the San Diego Comic Con event, and released this trailer…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y364b2Hcq7I

Polygon has the announcement:

“At QMx, we know firsthand how great and powerful a franchise Firefly is and how mighty the Browncoats are,” said Andy Gore, CEO of QMXi and Quantum Mechani xInc. “It has always been our mission to bring the Verse to life for our customers in every way possible. The idea of creating an interactive experience where fans can have their own Firefly adventures — well, that’s just too shiny for words.”

For those unfamiliar with the TV series, it’s set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of a renegade crew aboard a Firefly-class spaceship. Although it was canceled shortly after its debut in 2002, it continues to thrive in digital downloads, DVD sales and syndication.

Those of you interested in Firefly Online can sign up on the game’s website for more information.

  • BoardDWorld

    Loved the TV series, it is a shame it was cut short.

  • twited21

    The series was awesome I can’t wait for this it will be just as awesome

  • Pitchy

    I hope it will be a cross platform game available for iOS and Android. A larger user base will be more fun for an online game.