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Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion Knocked Back to June

Posted by James Newton

On the way at $40

3DS brawler Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion was due for release on 24th May, but publisher Crave Games has dropped us a line to let us know it'll now be released on 21st June.

Your $40 will get you an impressive line-up of Cartoon Network characters, details of which can be found at the newly-launched Cartoon Network Punchtime Explosion website, or checked out in the brand new screenshots below these very words.

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User Comments (22)

siavm

#2

siavm said:

This game looks bad. I like a lot of the characters but not in game form. At least they were smart and are not coming out the same day as the other two better fighters for the 3ds. But they are coming out in zelda month. So maybe they are not so smart with the date.

Axl_abe

#3

Axl_abe said:

It better this way, everyone knows this wouldnt have a chance against DOA:D releasing on the same day xD

shinobi88

#5

shinobi88 said:

crazy j, that comment is crazy. how many people are going to go to the store and say "im really looking for a fighting game w/ my favorite cartoon characters, but wait, id rather have an rpg about a generic elf". the two aren't rivals. they're packing a lot of content into this game so it's better if they take the time to perfect captain planet's "spinning tornado piledriver". THE POWER IS YOURS

LordJumpMad

#6

LordJumpMad said:

Still no Ed, Edd, and Eddy.
Well, at less they have Billy and Mandy.
Other then that, I'm gonna need to see some gameplay.

Guybrush20X6

#7

Guybrush20X6 said:

A cartoon network crossover without Spongebob? That's like Marvel vs Capcom without Megaman... wait a minute.

TikiTong

#8

TikiTong said:

Well,im gonna get it,its the only title launching near my birthday,and i have all the other must have launch titles

crazyj2312

#9

crazyj2312 said:

@shinobi88 You make a valid point. The games are on two different mediums, two different crowds. But the people I know who own a 3DS are more excited for OoT than this game.

RadioShadow

#11

RadioShadow said:

Guybrush20X6: Spongebob Square Pants is owned by Nickelodeon. Cartoon Network don't own the rights to him.

I just hope the unlockable character isn't Cow and Chicken...
I might have to do something bad if that turns out to be true.

NintyMan

#12

NintyMan said:

Still wish Courage was in this, but oddly enough Nintendo Power already has a review in their latest issue. They gave it a 7/10.

SpicyDuck

#13

SpicyDuck said:

Maybe they realized the game was bad, and have decided to try and make it better..

bonesy91

#14

bonesy91 said:

meh even though I'm really not liking the looks of this game, I may just end up getting it down the road. It could very well be the only decent Smash bros. type game we will see on the 3ds. (For awhile anyway)

UrbanYeti

#16

UrbanYeti said:

@RadioShadow The unlockable character is Captain Planet, Nintendo Power leaked it in the review. They said "Every wanted to slash up foos as Samurai Jack, or make Captain Planet Hurt people?" Personally, since hes in it, i have to get this

TheBaconator

#17

TheBaconator said:

So does that mean the version Nintendo Power just reviewed isn't going to be the actual final version, or that they are just pushing the date back so they don't have to compete with DoA?

shinobi88

#18

shinobi88 said:

Nintendo Power gave it a review score of 7, that's a better score than NP gives most non-Nintendo published games. And maybe they can use that extra month to improve it a little more. It's an exact Smash Bros. clone, just a little less polished. One thing I'm excited about is the adventure mode. It's a side-scroller that takes about 6-9 hours to beat and it will include a lot of mini-games, like a 1st-person shooter game, a mine cart game, an 'angry birds' style game, and some puzzles and platforming. I'm getting this b/c the characters rock: Captain Planet, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter, Monkey, Ben 10 (with 5 of his alien forms), Samurai Jack, etc.

  • its cool crazy j. zelda is gonna be crazy good. but this game isn't gonna be a slouch.
castor

#19

castor said:

At first it looked awful, but now I'm interested on it... zelda is my first option though.

Expa0

#20

Expa0 said:

At least this game has Dexter... But this game still lacks Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd and Eddy and most importantly Johnny Bravo. Maybe if all those would be included I would buy it.

UrbanYeti

#21

UrbanYeti said:

@ballkirby no, the nintendo power version is probably the final, except for maybe a couple bugs, and yeah, it probably was so they didnt have to compete with dead or alive. But it was still a dumb move, because now its bein released only 2 days after legend of zelda.

Rize14

#22

Rize14 said:

Don't forget that the screen shots are a 2D picture of a 3D game magnified multiple times. Graphically, this game looks great.

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