This has definitely become the month of the Sharknado. Ever since its debut on the SyFy Channel last year, the movie has become a cult classic, and this month is definitely seeing more Sharknado action than ever before.

The original film will be comedically ripped to shreds tonight by the Rifftrax crew in theaters, while the sequel, the aptly named Sharknado 2: The Second One, will debut on SyFy later this month. If that’s not enough, SyFy has announced a team-up with Majesco, The Asylum and Other Ocean to produce an endless runner Sharknado mobile game, which will make its debut around the same time as the sequel.

In the game, you’ll work your way through New York City streets, slicing your way through an armada of sharks while collecting coins and dodging dangerous peril that your chainsaw won’t be able to answer.

“It’s instantly accessible to anyone young or old,” said SyFy vice president Jeff Li. “I don’t care what your cultural background is, you don’t even have to follow the story. You don’t have to read the book. It’s Sharknado and you’re both excited and terrified.”

“Our one quest was to get a game out before or at the time of the second movie,” he continued. “We did not give the game developer a lot of time. Usually they want more than a year but here we said we’ve got to get a quality game out so it can ride the Sharknado 2 wave.

If the game is successful – and it’s based on Sharknado, so that seems very likely – a console release could follow with more sophistication. Majesco would be able to release the games based on that, although no official announcement has been made.

Sharknado: The Video Game doesn’t have an official price yet, but you can probably expect it to be on the cheap – just like the films’ ridiculous effects. Because, hey, it’s a Sharknado!

Source: Hollywood Reporter