'Community' First Look: The Study Group's 8-Bit Adventure (Exclusive Photos)

Greendale's tight-knit crew becomes video game avatars on Thursday's episode at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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The study group as video game avatars on NBC's "Community."

Community’s study group has ventured into alternate realities, the dreamatorium, battled zombie plagues, and they've been animated before, but this is a whole new level for the NBC comedy.

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On Thursday’s episode, they become video game characters to help Pierce (Chevy Chase) stay in the one percent. And The Hollywood Reporter has a first look at the crew’s video game avatars.

Pierce stands to lose his inheritance to his late father’s second-in-command, Gilbert Lawson (Once Upon a Time and Breaking Bad actor Giancarlo Esposito). In order to stop him, the study group will have to play through the game.

Take a look at the crew as video game characters in the images above and below.

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Community’s season finale night starts Thursday at 8 p.m. and then continues after the 30 Rock finale with episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on NBC.

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