Superboy, Robin, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Aqualad and Artemis are about to enter their second season as one of Cartoon Network's most popular animated series, Young Justice. That calls for a video game, don't you think?
Little Orbit certainly thinks so. The small developer is hard at work on Young Justice: Legacy, the interactive entertainment tie-in to the hit show for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and DS.
For those of you that haven't seen the series, it's basically another Warner Bros. animated cartoon excuse to show off every DC Comics hero and villain they possibly can, along the same lines as the Justice League Unlimited series from a few years back. The series also features the absolute best rendition of Batman's Robin I've ever seen. Suddenly a teenage sidekick in red and yellow makes sense; it's all about that creepy kid laugh.
The game's story will take place between seasons one and two of the series, with show writers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti collaborating. There are currently scant details as to what sort of gameplay Little Orbit has planned for our youthful heroes. The official website for the game (see the link below) features empty spaces for 12 playable heroes and 12 villains to take down, so at least we know they'll be some variety. There'll also be online and offline multiplayer, so my initial impression that we're getting a side-scrolling beat-em-up might prove false.
Considering Little Orbit's previous work, a Sherlock Holmes game for the iPhone and a hairdressing title for the Wii and DS, what I'd prefer isn't likely to enter into the equation.
At least their heart is in the right place, judging by an announcement statement from Little Orbit CEO Matt Scott.
"The TV series is a fantastic combination of compelling writing, witty humour, iconic art and exciting action sequences. The creators have done an amazing job blending over 180 DC Comics characters into their show filtered through a new, youthful perspective. The new video game contains a slew of cool features and a large playable cast of familiar heroes, but our core mission is to create a unique experience that fits seamlessly into the world of the show and offers a new way to interact with these popular DC Comics characters."
I'm always up for new ways to interact with DC Comics characters, especially that Miss Martian. Shape changers, rawr.
Young Justice Legacy [Official Website]