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Young Justice: Legacy video game to arrive in 2013

With less than two weeks until the second-season premiere of Young Justice, Little Orbit and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced a video game based on the Cartoon Network series.

Arriving in early 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Young Justice: Legacy is set between seasons 1 and 2 of the animated series, with an original storyline by show producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti.

Inspired by the DC Comics series of the same name, Young Justice premiered in November 2010, with teen heroes Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis serving as the covert-operations team of the Justice League while also honing their skills under the watchful eyes of their mentors. DC launched a new Young Justice comic series last year based on the cartoon.

“The TV series is a fantastic combination of compelling writing, witty humor, 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,” Little Orbit CEO Matt Scott said in a statement. “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.”

Young Justice returns to Cartoon Network Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. as part of the new DC Nation programming block.



Not entirely certain this won’t suck. Will need to see gameplay.

I wouldn’t hold my breath. Little Orbit, the developer, has a limited track record. They’ve only done 2 other games. The first is “Busy Scissors”, a hair cutting & styling simulator (???) for the Wii. the second is “Sherlock Holmes Mysteries”, an iOS game that barely got 2.5 stars out of 5. They’ve got zero experience on the 360 or PS3 and their art direction looks just pathetic. Little Orbit’s focus, as a developer, looks scattered. File this new Young Justice in the “shovelware” category.

I’d be more enthusiastic if this was being developed by Rocksteady, Ubisoft, or, well, anyone but Little Orbit.

Dunno, seems kinda early to do that. I mean we probably won’t be finishing season 1 until 2014, it’ll be rather spoiling won’t it?

If they go with a “Marvel Ultimate Alliance” style of Action-RPG, I could see this work. Not gonna get my hopes up though…

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