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Pre-registration has opened for Westworld. Not the theme park, unfortunately (or should that be fortunately?), but the new mobile game from Warner Bros.

The Westworld game – which is based on the current HBO adaptation of Michael Crichton’s work – puts players in the role a newly hired Delos Trainee, and not, say, the Man in Black, or even Teddy. And that’s because the game is another mobile management simulation. The game is being developed by Behaviour Interactive, and will be released in 2018 for iOS and Android.

Players will take control of all aspects of the Westworld park operations – using the conceit of a Delos Park Training Simulation – and will have to manage the manufacturing and deployment of its AI hosts, as well as the demands of paying guests.

Unlike the rather straight-laced TV show, the game takes adopts a cartoonish approach that recalls EA’s MySims franchise from a decade ago.

Westworld screenshot

Jonathan Knight, studio head at WB Games, said:

“This game is an opportunity to give mobile gamers a fresh and exciting way to interact with the engrossing themes and enigmatic narrative explored by the Westworld series. We can’t wait for fans to get their hands on the game to develop their own unique strategy to orchestrate and explore the perfect park experience.”

Pre-registration is open for Westworld‘s invite-only launch in April. Participants will receive special rewards, including early access to the Lawrence Host Code.

Couldn’t we have at least been Bernard?

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