Browncoats have a reason to celebrate, as it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con today that the entire original cast of Joss Whedon’s cult hit Firefly will be reuniting, reprising their roles in Firefly Online and proving that you definitely can’t stop the signal.
The gorram shiny news comes courtesy of io9, which related that the best crew in the ‘verse would be returning to the Serenity for the game. Firefly‘s resident dinosaur vocal artist and pilot Alan Tudyk will be cursing inevitable betrayals in multiple roles for Firefly Online, and Michael Fairman will even be returning to reprise his performance as crime lord Niska.
Even if they weren’t burdened with an overabundance of schooling, Independents can aim to misbehave across the worlds of the ‘verse in Firefly Online, which was developed by Sparkplug games, in partnership with Quantum Mechanix and Fox Digital Entertainment, according to Gamer Headlines. Firefly Online will be released on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android, and allows users to find a crew, find a job, and keep flying in their own ship.
— Kim (@Earth2Kim) July 25, 2014
“Firefly Online: Bringing Back The Verse” gave browncoats a first look at the game during San Diego Comic-Con, revealing a new trailer and the first public demo of the RPG. Timothy M. Earls, who was responsible for the original design of the Serenity and the other ships featured in the show, joined Firefly Online as a ship concept designer, populating the online version of the ‘verse with his newest designs. One of them, the Kepler Class Transport, is only available to fans who join Firefly Online early, signing up for the “Founders of the Verse” preorder package.
The announcement that the entire original cast is reuniting for the game is welcome news to Firefly fans, who are among the most devoted in science fiction. While creator Joss Whedon has been busy directing The Avengers: Age of Ultron, as The Inquisitr has previously reported, enthusiasm for his one-season cult hit has hardly diminished with time. Dimitri Gedevanishvili, writing for Game Informer, summed up fan reaction, saying that while he has some reservations, he hopes that Firefly Online “accentuates what people love about the series (cool characters, clever writing, and interesting stories).”
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— Don Z (@SpaceGodfather) July 25, 2014
“I’m a big fan of the show,” Gedevanishvili said, “and won’t decline new Firefly media.” Other browncoats no doubt feel the same way, and will be more than excited to let love keep their ships in the air when Firefly Online is released later this year.
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