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Rick and Morty starring in Pokémon-style mobile game, out next week (update)

Rick and Morty, forever and ever

Adult Swim stars Rick and Morty have set sights on their next sci-fi adventure: Pocket Mortys, a new mobile title developed by the cable network's gaming division.

Adult Swim Games announced the Jan. 14 release date for Pocket Mortys in a tweet, which included a gif that highlights the game's familiar inspiration.

Chris Johnston, a senior producer at the studio, later offered a few more details in tweets of his own. Pocket Mortys will be available as a free download, Johnston said. He also promised that it will be more substantial than the pair's previous interactive offerings, such as "balloon-popping simulator" Rick and Morty: Jerry's Game for iOS and Android.

Creator Justin Roiland is a noted gaming fan himself, having starred in ex-The Stanley Parable dev William Pugh's latest, Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist on Windows PC. Roiland's also working on his own virtual reality game, of which he's shown off some concept art. The planned HTC Vive game won't be based on the Rick and Morty universe, however.

Update: Co-creator Dan Harmon confirmed that the game will launch on both iOS and Android. Adult Swim's product market manager Sean Baptiste also added in a tweet that Harmon did voiceover for the game.

Update 2: Pocket Mortys launched a day earlier than expected and is now available in both the App Store and Google Play Store.

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