All of you Rick and Morty fans out there might still have to wait till November for new episodes to premiere on Adult Swim, but now we’ve got something that will make that wait just a little bit more bearable. (We know, it’s been a long two years.) Artist Paul Robertson has created a new animation sequence featuring the titular characters in 8-bit pixel format in the appropriately titled Rick and Morty: Pixelated. You can check out the new video in all its retro video game glory down below:
This isn’t the first time that Paul Robertson has provided a bit of old school magic to these characters. Back in 2017, he made a similar video where he gave the Rick and Morty opening intro an 8-bit makeover. This came complete with some nostalgia inducing chiptune music. In an interview with Vice at the time, Robertson said “Rick and Morty is awesome! It’s one of my favorite shows. We just tried to cram in as many of our favorite characters and references as possible while keeping the timing of the original the same.” Now he’s taken that same idea and gone one notch further.
So will Robertson have the chance to animate a full Rick and Morty episode this way? It would certainly fit in with some of the crazier things the show has done in the past. Approximately one year ago, creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland signed a massive new deal to bring a further 70 episodes of Rick and Morty to Adult Swim over the next several years, which means we’ll be getting not just a fourth season, but presumably many more than that. And given how long it takes them to produce seasons of this show, we could have Rick and Morty in our lives for a long time to come.
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