Just a few days into 2022, and the biggest surprise of the gaming year has already been revealed: Dog the Bounty Hunter is coming to your consoles. To be more precise, Dog – or Duane Chapman to his friends and family – will be the star of “multiple video games” produced by Virtual Interactive Technologies Corp.
“After years of sharing my life on television, I’m excited to bring my many stories and experiences to the video game environment. I’m excited to partner with Virtual Interactive Technologies and their experienced team,” Chapman said in a press release.
Virtual Interactive Technologies CEO Jason Garber added that “Dog’s successful career in reality TV,” is the perfect material for “exciting and engaging” video games featuring his name, image and likeness. It is not yet known whether Ozzy Osborne will contribute to the game’s soundtrack.
Chapman’s impact on pop culture peaked in the early 2010s when Dog The Bounty Hunter stopped broadcasting in 2012. Since then, Chapman has starred in several other TV series such as Dog and Beth: On the Hunt and Dog’s Most Wanted. The most recent show Chapman worked on, Dog Unleashed, was canceled in 2021 before it officially aired on the streaming service Unleashed.