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Weezer Debuts Online Video Game as Throwback to Simpler Times — And Album Promo

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Eight-bit diehards, get your thumbs prepared: pop rock darlings Weezer have launched a nostalgia-heavy online side-scrolling action game, playable via web browsers. 

The “‘End of the Game” Game has customers enjoying as one of many band’s 4 members and leaping and taking pictures their means in a (surprisingly troublesome) boss struggle in opposition to an outsized, beanie-clad alien. Gamers can nab additional lives by grabbing quite a lot of Weezer-related objects (surf wax, for one).

And if the alien boss appears acquainted — it’s the identical one from the music video for the music “Finish of the Recreation” off the band’s forthcoming and metal-inspired “Van Weezer” album, due out Could 15. 

It’s not the band’s first foray into gaming — a yr in the past, particular customized map for “Fortnite” referred to as Weezer World was revealed. The purple-hazed map featured an infinite “W” based mostly on the band’s iconic brand, an enormous disco dance ground, slides, and colourful paneling. It unlocked 4 songs from the band’s Black Album — their sixth eponymous LP. “Van Weezer” would be the band’s fourteenth studio album total.

Weezer is because of be hit the highway as a triple invoice with Inexperienced Day and Fall Out Boy this summer time on a tour of stadiums, together with L.A.’s Dodger Stadium July 25 and New York’s Metropolis Area August 22. The “Hella Mega Tour” is slated to kick off with a European leg starting June 13 in Paris.

Weezer introduced the sport by way of the band’s Twitter account late Friday morning, first with cheeky on-line “ballot” about whether or not or to not launch it (“Sure” or “100000% Sure” had been the choices), and later with a link to the sport’s web site, writing that it’s “[the] excellent recreation to play whilst you’re caught inside and accomplished watching Tiger King.” Can’t say we disagree.

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