If there's one thing crossover games have made absolutely clear, it's that licensed characters' first instinct upon meeting each other is usually to engage in fisticuffs. So it will be with the stars of Cartoon Network's lineup of original TV shows, as Crave Games today announced that it will be publishing a crossover "battle game" featuring the stars of Ben 10 Ultimate Alien, The PowerPuff Girls, and more.
The as-yet untitled game is scheduled for a spring 2011 launch on Nintendo's 3DS handheld, to go along with the system's North American release. Console versions of the game are expected to follow on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii during the holiday season.
Crave announced Papaya Studio as the game's developer. Although the studio is best known of late for developing games like Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction and Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attack, it didn't always stick to family-friendly fare. Papaya was also the announced developer of Majesco Games' ill-fated adaptation of the classic Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver.
A list of the already-announced Cartoon Network shows represented in the game follows below:
Ben 10 Ultimate Alien
Codename: Kids Next Door
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
The PowerPuff Girls