I’ve been looking for a new video game…

… and I may have finally found it.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is slated to release Justice League Heroes later this year for Playstation and XBox.

You can check out the press release and a short trailer here.

The game is written by Dwayne McDuffie and looks to have kick-ass graphics. With a line-up that appears to include (at least) Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, J’onn J’onzz, The Flash, and Green Lantern, it will be comic book video game nirvana. Unless they completely screw it up, which is always possible with these things.

I’ve been pretty bored with video games lately. Maybe it’s because I simply don’t have the time to devote to gameplay these days that I used to. I dropped out of World of WarCraft, and don’t play Halo 2, Ultimate Spider-Man, Gun, or the various other XBox games that I have, as much as I did last year.

I blame NetFlix.

If Justice League Heroes is any good, I will definitely pick it up and maybe it will bring me back.


  1. I know you have Knights of the Old Republic in that house. God that was good stuff….

    I just got the Godfather for my PC. I’m not sure it will be any good, but I’ve gotta try.

  2. I do have Knights of the Old Republic. I only played it once because I didn’t understand how to play role playing games and I didn’t like it. But now that I’ve had a year of WoW under my belt, I should probably try it again.

  3. Games based on superheroes are usually not very good. I think that happens because the game creators concentrate on making a game that ties in with a movie instead of creating a gaming experience that gets you excited in the same ways that the characters do.

    Going waaaaaay back, I remember that my friends and I had a lot of fun playing the Avengers Arcade game and the X-Men Arcade game. I thought the Spider-man game for the first Playstation was pretty good. I haven’t played Ultimate Spider-man, but I have heard good things about it.

    Dwanye McDuffie was one of the producers of the Justice League Animated Series, which has been a great show. Is this game for the current systems or will it be for the next generation of gaming?

  4. Games based on superheroes are usually not very good. I think that happens because the game creators concentrate on making a game that ties in with a movie instead of creating a gaming experience that gets you excited in the same ways that the characters do.

    Two GREAT superhero games are Ultimate Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, which basically use the same engine. Just swinging around the city is exhilerating. Spider-Man 2 is a slightly better game with smoother gameplay, but Ultimate Spider-Man makes you feel like you’re right in the comic.

  5. The Spider-Man games have all been fun. For some reason they can’t do a Superman game to save their lives. Oh well.

    It’s funny, because a comic based cell animation would work so damn well on a video game.

    Wasn’t there a Batman game that wasn’t so bad a few years ago in the animated style? Or was it just a button masher?

  6. The Marvel/Capcom fighting game collaborations have all been enjoyable for me. What really strikes me about those games is that the pixel artists for Capcom seem particularly fond of Jim Lee’s work on X-Men (which I am a big fan of as well) and have run off of him as inspiration for their sprites in the games. They even go so far as to include decently obscure characters in cameos… in Marvel Super Heroes, the two bosses of the game ar Dr. Doom and Thanos (the game is basically a video game version of the Infinty Gauntlet). One of Doctor Doom’s winposes has him waited on by a whole bunch of Doombots (!) Even more obscure is Sabretooth in X-Men v. Street Fighter: one of his special attacks has him call out his assistant Birdie, who brandishes a huge plasma gun (or something)

    Well, that’s just more fandom than a suggestion, I guess. Meh.

  7. I can vouch for Fable. Play Fable. You can be a bad gay man in Fable. Or straight, if that’s your thing.

    What? You didn’t jump on the Kingdom Hearts 2 train? OMG, I love that game.

  8. I second KH2. Awesome game. I have zero free time at the moment because of it. It does have some RPG elements (leveling up, acquiring armor/weapons, applying abilities & magic to characters) so if that isn’t your thing you may not like it quite as much, but the RPG elements are fairly light.

  9. Oh boy, Video games!

    Justice League Heroes- Two words: God Yes. Finally a chance to play as the Flash and Green Lantern, and maybe even Superman and Batman in games that don’t suck balls. Hopefully they’ll have a good engine, such as the one that X-men Legends/2 used. Seeing as how the JLA has so many members, it would probably be the most effective.

    The Marvel Vs Capcom games are actually really fun. It’s a rare chance to just beat the ever living crap out of a character with someone like Cyclops or Spider-Man. How often does that arise?

    Oh man, Kingdom Hearts is one of the best series available. You all should try it out, seeing as how it has a great story and interesting characters and concepts. Highly reccomended, no doubt.

  10. Count me in with Kingdom Hearts. It has been the only game in the last 5 years or so that has compelled me to do all the extra stuff, even after I beat it. It’s pretty cool the way they use the Disney licenses with the FF characters.

    Ultimate Spidey was fun (mostly because I love the comic) but it was really short and not terribly challenging.

  11. I liked X-Men Legends a lot – and 2. Both were good plays.