Doh! The Simpsons is coming to a console near you. Electronic Arts has unveiled plans to enter into a partnership with long-term deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television and Gracie Films to bring next-generation Simpsons titles to next-generation consoles. The firm announced that it is the new holder of the rights to create videogames based on the franchise.

No launch date for the first next-generation Simpsons title has been specified as yet, and it's not clear which of the next-gen platforms it will appear on - although it's probably safe to say that all three platforms will get Simpsons titles at some point.

"This is something EA's been interested in for years," commented Nick Earl, general manager of the EA Redwood Shores studio where the titles will be developed, "and now game development and technology is at a place where The Simpsons characters and world will really come alive in these games."