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EA Games Announces “The Casual Vacancy: Welcome to Pagford” Game

In addition to the casting news that we reported earlier, we have more great news regarding The Casual Vacancy! You’ve read the book, prepared for the television show, and soon you will be able to play the game! EA Games, makers of various video games including those inspired by the Harry Potter films, has announced that a game, titled The Casual Vacancy: Welcome to Pagford will be released around the same time as the BBC mini-series, sometime in 2014.

Gameplay will involve playing as various characters as they accomplish tasks described in the book such as “perform Barry Fairbrother’s autopsy,” “help Howard slice deli meat at Mollison’s Deli,” “write Miles Mollison’s election speech,” and “give out methadone at the Bellchapel Addiction Clinic.”

"The Casual Vacancy" video game

The Casual Vacancy: Welcome to Pagford will be released for the Wii U, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Nintendo 3DS, PSVita, PC, and Mac. Will you be picking up your copy when it is released?