Gorillaz Launch Online Game In Support of New Single

By Tim Boswell  |  03/30/2010

Gorillaz game - Escape to Plastic BeachPopular animated band, the Gorillaz, announced this week the release of an online game called "Escape to Plastic Beach," in support of their new single "Superfast Jellyfish."

The game is a multi-level, multi-format game release that takes fans on the Gorillaz journey to their new headquarters on Plastic Beach. The game also includes an MP3 download of new single, featuring De La Soul and Gruff Rhys from Super Furry Animals, off their recently released new album Plastic Beach.

Not only does it feature the new song, but it also features original artwork, voiceovers from the band and numerous other tracks from the new Gorillaz album.

Escape to Plastic Beach starts by recreating the events from the "Stylo" music video in a free-to-play, 2D online game that sees Murdoc, singer 2D and Cyborg Noodle on their journey from the mainland to Plastic Beach. It continues underwater with Murdoc's daring underwater rescue of the band, and then beyond taking players direct to Plastic Beach HQ in a challenging eight level, 3D pay-to-play game.

"This is fan-tastic. Some top-notch gonk gaming company have made a Gorillaz game that you can play free online," said band bassist, Murdoc Niccals. "It's all based on Plastic Beach, and it features me, 2D and my cyborg Noodle! ...

"El Caminos, Boogiemen, ghostly pirate ships, underwater chases, mines, fat cops and gun battles all wrapped up in some snazzy new gaming technology and a great new Gorillaz track too ... I mean, what more could you want? Come n' play with me and Gorillaz on Plastic Beach and see how far that gets you..."

Murdoc stars as the main protagonist in "Escape to Plastic Beach," but will also play the game along with fellow members Cyborg Noodle and 2D -- posting scores which fans can view and compete against via a global high score table.

Fans who buy the "Experience" edition of the album had an exclusive preview of the 3D gliding game chapter as part of the extra content offered via the CD. Experience buyers will also be able to access the entire game in full, for free via their copy of Plastic Beach.

Head over to Gorillaz.com/EscapeToPlasticBeach.