In the fighting game announcement everyone's been waiting, Crave Games has revealed it's working on a game for 3DS based on characters from the Cartoon Network.
Due for release in Spring 2011, the game will feature characters from Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack, among others. The as-yet unnamed game is described as an "action-packed battle game", which naturally makes us hope for a Super Smash Bros.-style beat 'em up.
Start dreaming up your fantasy Cartoon Network crossover fights.... now.
CRAVE GAMES BRINGS CARTOON NETWORK'S HIT ANIMATED CHARACTERS TO LIFE THIS SPRING
All-Star Action Game Set For Release on Nintendo 3DS™ this Spring and Xbox 360®, Wii™ and PlayStation®3 System During the 2011 Holiday Season
Santa Ana, California, October 19, 2010 – Crave Games, the full-service publishing division of Fillpoint LLC, one of the videogame industries' leading providers of both online and in-store distribution, fulfillment, and e-commerce services for national retailer, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the global licensing and merchandising arm of the television network, to develop and produce a video game for the Nintendo 3DS™ entertainment system available in Spring 2011. The game will also be released for the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Wii™ and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system during the 2011 holiday season.
Currently in development from Papaya Studios, the game will feature a large cast of popular characters from Cartoon Network's original programming. Players will be able to choose from a variety of hit animated characters from the network's most popular shows including, Ben 10 Ultimate Alien, The PowerPuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Codename: Kids Next Door, Chowder, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.
"We are delighted to partner with Cartoon Network and their iconic library of characters to deliver a high-energy gaming experience to their loyal fanbase," said Betsi Gijanto, Executive Vice President, Crave Games. "Partnering with Cartoon Network is an important growth initiative for us and we are excited to be releasing one of the first games for the Nintendo 3DS."
"Gaming is such a core component of how our fans play and experience our brands," said Christina Miller, senior vice president, CNE. "This partnership with Crave Games provides us with a great opportunity to bring the favorite characters from the Cartoon Network universe to life in one action-packed battle game and offer our fans a first-of-its-kind console experience."