There is just something wonderful and nostalgic about Saturday morning cartoons. To me, it seemed as though the television gods held onto some of the best cartoons and allocated them into Saturday mornings. There is however a sad ending to this story. The cartoons ended. What do you do then? If you are so fortunate, you would then pull out your console and play the corresponding games to the shows you just watched. For me, it was TMNT. I know that was a long time ago, but that same sort of excitement can still be had with cartoons today. Sure, a lot of the stuff on TV nowadays is terrible, but not all of them are. I think Young Justice fits the bill for a Saturday morning cartoon you can find yourself waking up for on Saturday morning, even if your age may not be in the targeted audience any longer. To further that excitement, why not fill the rest of the day with those favorite super heroes and villains in an awesome game?
Young Justice: Legacy is a new RPG game currently being developed by Little Orbit and I was fortunate enough to see the beta version of this game at E3 this year. You play as three of the twelve superheroes as your fight lowly thugs and twelve main villains throughout the Young Justice world. The game in itself takes place between the first and second season of the television show, more specifically, four years after the first season, before Aqualad turns to the dark side. If you aren’t familiar with the series, there is a five year time jump that happens between the two seasons and this game fills you in on some of the details and adventures that went on. They collaborated with the creators of the show for this game, which make the game an excellent companion to those who enjoy the cartoon series.
As for the actual game play, you switch between three heroes as you fight it out and level up. Every time you level up, your stats either go up or you can unlock a different power. They are hoping to release this game by February 2013 and will be available for your XBOX 360, PS3, Wii, and Nintendo DS.
The current line up of the playable heroes and villains to beat are as follows: