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Simpsons will appear on video games

Electronic Arts Inc., News Corp.'s Twentieth Century Fox Television and Gracie Films announced a long-term deal granting EA exclusive rights to develop multiple video games based on the Fox television series "The Simpsons."

Terms of the agreement, the first development deal between Fox and EA, were not disclosed.

EA, the world's biggest video game publisher, said the first game resulting from the agreement will be for next-generation video game consoles. No release dates have been announced, Reuters reports.

"This is a great opportunity for our talented development team to collaborate with the brilliant minds of The Simpsons to bring original Simpsons material to videogame fans," Nick Earl, vice president and general manager of EA's Redwood Shores Studio, said in a statement. "This is something EA's been interested in for years and now game development and technology is at a place where The Simpsons characters and world will really come alive in these games."