While we all gear up for The Avengers, Spider-Man and all the other ‘granddaddy’ of comic-based movies and games, the lesser-known DC series Young Justice is getting its very own Xbox 360 and PS3 in “early 2013” courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive. Nintendo Wii and DS versions are also in the works. If you’re not familiar with the series, new episodes of Young Justice will air beginning Saturday, March 3, at 10:30am on Cartoon Network as part of DC Nation, the network’s brand-new one-hour block of exclusive kids’ television programming and shorts based on DC Comics characters.
In Young Justice: Legacy fans can look forward to an original storyline set in between Seasons 1 and 2 of the television series, written in collaboration with show writers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti. The game is packed with fan favorite playable characters, cameo appearances by popular Justice League heroes and villains, and includes online multiplayer as well as local multiplayer modes.
In the Young Justice TV series, teenage heroes Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis are tasked by the Justice League to act as their covert operations team. Armed with superior skills, weaponry and powers, the team must do battle against a wide array of villains from the DC Universe while trying to prove to themselves, and to their superhero mentors, that they too have what it takes to be a hero. Their journey is further complicated when they face the many unpredictable obstacles that arise in their path from inexperience and youth.
Young Justice: Legacy is being handled by Little Orbit, a publisher formed in January 2010, which has licensed the property to Warner Bros. Interactive.