SELEB SPY exclusively brings you the first footage of the long-awaited video game Super Cheryl World for the Nintendo Wii.
In the game, produced by Newcastle based developers TyneSoft, players guide national treasure Cheryl Cole through the North East of England on her journey to rescue Geordie legend Paul Gascoigne who has been wrongly imprisoned in a mental asylum.
Geoffrey Clark from TyneSoft told Seleb Spy: “As the leading software developers in the North East, we really wanted to create a truly local game, capturing the Geordie spirit.
“Our first idea was a first-person shooter featuring Ant and Dec.
“Imagine Call of Duty, but instead of it being the Americans versus the Russians, it is supporters of Newcastle FC against supporters of Sunderland.
“And rather than battling in a top-secret Russian nuclear facility, all the action takes place in a run-down pub in South Shields.
“And instead of using super powerful weapons like an AK47, the characters use broken bottles and their bare fists.”
TyneSoft ultimately decided that Ant & Dec’s Football Pub Brawl was too similar to Call of Duty and did not want to risk being sued for copyright infringement, so instead chose to develop a Cheryl Cole based video game.
Clark said: “Cheryl Cole really is a brilliant ambassador for Newcastle as she truly represents what it is to be a Geordie lass.
“She is beautiful, independent, tenacious and strong-willed.
“And has a tendency to become extremely violent when drunk.”
Super Cheryl World has been developed using the most powerful design software available in the county of Tyne & Wear and, as this exclusive footage demonstrates, really pushes the Nintendo Wii’s graphical capabilities to the limit.
TyneSoft had hoped the game would appeal to the whole family, however were left disappointed after the British Board of Film Classifications issued Super Cheryl World with an 18 certificate.
Sally Anderson from the BBFC said: “We understand that Cheryl Cole is loved by everyone, young and old, so the game will appeal to players of all ages.
“However the amount of racist language and racially aggravated violence in the game means we have had no choice but to prohibit its sale to children.
“The ‘Louis Walsh’s dressing room’ level is particularly shocking.
“I’ve never seen fisting in a computer game before.”
Super Cheryl World is available to buy from 1st May.