Capcom announced that Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, the forthcoming game based on the adult swim show, has been pushed back from its November 13 release into sometime next year. This was confirmed by the company’s senior strategy director Christian Svensson in a forum post.
“The game is and has been finished, submitted and approved, however we felt releasing the game on the same day 112 other SKUs released was not ideal for its chances. Retail buyers agreed,” he wrote in the post. “As such, we’ve opted to move the title out into a slightly cleaner release window. This will allow us to get on more shelves, do a bit more outreach to the media and hopefully get the fans in on the action a bit more.”
The game will be out on the PS2, PSP and Wii. The PlayStation versions will cost $29.99, with the Wii going for $39.99. All versions are identical, bar customized controls for the Wii’s motion-sensitive controllers.
Capcom has announced Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, originally set for PS2 and PSP release, is now also coming to the Wii. However, it will carry a $10 premium over its PlayStation counterparts, retailing for $39.99. All three versions will be available on November 13.
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is a fully animated interactive adventure game that merges the fun and mayhem of the popular Adult Swim TV show with Capcom’s unique style of gameplay. Players will step into the shiny wingtips of Harvey Birdman, a third-rate superhero turned third-rate defense attorney charged with exonerating parodied classic cartoon characters.
Over the course of the game, players must guide Harvey through a series of odd and comical cases. Each of the game’s five interactive stories takes the winged crusader of justice to familiar locations from the TV show. In order to prove his client’s innocence, Harvey must peruse the scene of the crime, gather evidence, talk with other cartoon characters, occasionally have drinks with opposing council, and of course, tear holes – no matter how ridiculous – in the testimony provided by the witness for the prosecution. Harvey must bring the whole story together to defend his client in a court where anything can happen… including a confrontation with the prosecution who brandishes a Shrink Ray Gun. With outrageous gameplay and the comical antics of hilarious animated characters, players and fans alike will feel that they are not just taking control of a character, but actually taking part in a brand new episode of Harvey Birdman.