March 25, 2006
Now you can play ‘Desperate Housewives’ in new video game
Walt Disney Co.’s Buena Vista Games Inc. said on Friday it plans to release a PC video game based on the popular television show “Desperate Housewives” this fall. In the game, players take on the role of a new Wisteria Lane housewife, who can uncover or create new scandals on the seemingly idyllic street where the show takes place. Actress Brenda Strong, who is the voice of the show’s deceased narrator, Mary Alice Young, has signed on to play a similar role in the game. Negotiations are in the works with other cast members, a spokeswoman for Buena Vista Games said. The game’s lead producer Mary Schuyler hopes that the game will as big as “The Sims” which sold 58 million copies.
Schuyler said she hopes the “Desperate Housewives” title will be a hit with the show’s female fans and convert some of them into gamers.