Cartoon Network and Gamehill Entertainment have teamed in developing a new video game to be released in November.
All of Cartoon Network’s beloved animated characters will team up in Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers, a brand-new crossover game. The announcement was revealed on Wednesday, along with a debut trailer, showing characters from all of the Cartoon Network original shows teaming up to save the world.
“When Uncle Grandpa accidentally drives the UG-RV through multiple dimensions, he picks up some surprise passengers in the form of Gumball, Steven Universe, Finn, Mordecai and Clarence! Now they’ll have to band together to defeat the evil shard creatures and set things right,” reads the game’s synopsis.
An official press release from Gamasutra’s official website notes the gameplay featured in Battle Crashers, referring to the game as a “side-scrolling action game with lighthearted humor for players of all ages.” It boasts varied gameplay, customization, and even some character progression, giving it not only a classic format, but also a fully-fleshed story.
“It’s got the kind of crazy humor and colorful visuals you’d expect from all these shows, and it’s also very accessible for playing quick games with your mates,” says Etienne Jacquemain of developer Magic Pockets.
Battle Crashers can be played alone or with up to four players in a drop-in/drop-out local cooperative multiplayer. A special Bonkers mode allows players to replay stages with even more fun challenges, in addition to the various boss battles featured throughout the game.
“Use each character’s unique attacks and special moves to conquer the elements, fight your way through all the levels and beat some brutal boss battles,” the synopsis elaborates.
The game features six characters from Cartoon Network shows, including Uncle Grandpa (of Uncle Grandpa), Clarence (of Clarence), Finn and Jake (of Adventure Time, played together as one unit), Steven (of Steven Universe), Gumball (of The Amazing World of Gumball) and Rigby and Mordecai (of Regular Show, also together as one unit). Each character can be swapped between instantly at any point during soloplay. However, certain bosses can only be defeated using a particular character’s abilities, allowing players to combine forces throughout the game.
“I think players will love that you can combine your heroes’ strengths,” Jacquemain continues. “Each one is better against one type of trap or enemy – Clarence is good at extinguishing fire with his soda-gun, Steven is the protective guy who creates shields around his friends, Rigby and Mordecai remove electricity with their electronic gloves from the 80s, etc. So collaborating and working together with your friends really pays off.”
Battle Crashers is sure to delight Cartoon Network fans of all ages. The channel itself is known for appealing to adults and children alike with its simultaneous goofy stories and references to raw human emotions. The game will most likely be no different, bringing together gamers of all generations.
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers is set to be released in November both in digital and retail form for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS™.