Cartoon Network crossover fighter brawls on 3DS

Crave Games bringing Samurai Jack, Ben10, PowerPuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, and more together on Nintendo portable next spring; Xbox 360, PS3, Wii versions to follow in holiday season.

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.

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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
Chowder
Codename: Kids Next Door
Dexter's Laboratory
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Samurai Jack
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
The PowerPuff Girls

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takkun2021
takkun2021

i miss when cartoon network meant awesome shows. hannah-barbera, gendy tartikovski, and such. adventure time is the only redeeming show to come around since those days ended.

score89
score89

will this game be the "brawl" equivalent in the 360???, if so i dont care about any character in particular, all I want is some ass kicking gameplay

pokecharm
pokecharm

I wonder if there will be an online play component to this...either way, I'd love to play as Dee Dee...I wonder if Easter Egg characters might be classic Boomerang stars, like Scooby Doo or Yogi, that'd be sweet!

mojoman10
mojoman10

Please be TKO on console that would be pretty sweet

yanfan20
yanfan20

this game NEEEEDddddds Courage, Bravo ,Finn and ED EDD AND Frekin EDDY

Chrono_Shift
Chrono_Shift

Hmm...lately they've been showing all these shows ironically enough, the ones listed on this list...I smell advertising to the little kids... If such is true, I'm gonna predict also seeing characters from Courage The Cowardly Dog Adventure Time Regular Show Ed, Edd N Eddy Generator Rex Sadly though, I don't think they've been showing Johnny Bravo or Cow & Chicken lately so odds are, they aren't as likely, but hey! Who knows? They have that MMO, so, any characters in that odds are will probably have a strong chance to show up here!

danwarecritic
danwarecritic

Needs more Ed, Edd, N' Eddy and Johnny Bravo and less Chowder and Flapjack.

stEElyDaN909
stEElyDaN909

Johnny Bravo must be in this game. He absolutely must.

PandaTrueno86
PandaTrueno86

I learned how to pick up chicks by watching Johnny Bravo.

NejiKusa
NejiKusa

Needs moar Johnny Bravo.

wreckman
wreckman

The three robots that need to be in this game are: 1. Tom (the Toonami host) 2. Megas (Megas XLR) 3. The Dexter Family Super Robot

thps48
thps48

Edd would be cool if he equipped a makeshift junkyard mech. Ooh, and a flail. Wait, what's it rated? 'Cause if you put in Dexter's Lab, you'll need it to appeal to 18-year-old's or however old Dexter's Lab viewers are today. XD

Vengeful_Angel
Vengeful_Angel

Most of those shows rock, but it could use a few more classic shows. Cartoon network has an mmo with characters from these shows, so I suppose this was bound to happen on consoles. Besides, with the Smash Brothers games, we could be seeing more companies following these steps. (I just wish North America could get Tales of VS. ;_; )

Downloadpilot
Downloadpilot

@ AceTheBat-Hound: Thank you for the list. It was made of memories :)

PandaBear86
PandaBear86

I am Weasel and Jonny Bravo are the best! :)

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Cow & Chicken would be a must.... they need to have a CN VS Nickelodeon too, so I can tag team Spongebob and Patrick against Cow & Chicken :) Infact, just a general cartoon brawler would be awesome... Earthworm Jim VS Marvin the Martian.... Ren VS Stimpy etc etc

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Chowder? Flapjack? This game is already heading into an iceberg for me... Honestly, it's really good to see that they're at least using older franchises that are long forgotten by some, but not by me. This game practically will be my childhood. However, they must announce Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel, Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy AND Courage The Cowardly Dog. If they don't announce these five shows I will be majorly disappointed. Oh, and: Ben 10. If this game is good, I'm gonna smash his head in.

Devinzilla
Devinzilla

I hope they make this just like super smash bros brawl! That would be GREAT!

Jerell_rast
Jerell_rast moderator

Where's Jonny Bravoo?? Cow And Chicken??

ugoo18
ugoo18

What No Ed, Edd and Eddy that's just wrong. Also what of Time Squad that show was awesome.

killer690
killer690

Well this is something.... I thought I'de never see.

Thunderstarter
Thunderstarter

-nostalgia- Maybe...I need to see others though! Ed Edd n Eddy, Johnny Bravo, and I don't think they should be afraid to try Johnny Quest, The Flinstones, and Scooby Doo. Oh yeah. SCOOBY DOO!

TheArcade
TheArcade

Let's not forget about Magus XLR.

reubthadude
reubthadude

I am with the fellow Johnny Bravo fans..I would be a bit more interested if they had him along with cow & chicken...I would even take the two stoopid dogs...what was that cartoon called..oh yea two stoopid dogs..LOL

RunningMansKid
RunningMansKid

wooooow Samurai Jack and Dexter in a robot suit ftw? cow and chicken "launcher" ? my ideas but that would be really cool! haha

blazetiger89
blazetiger89

god, i remeber watching all these shows that they're listing. man, i miss the old cartoon network. now there's only a good few of shows on there now. they should put ed,edd, and eddy on that list. ed,edd and eddy is classic. everybody loves them.

Zzombielemur
Zzombielemur

Flapjack and Samurai Jack tag team coming up.

ChargeMan1991
ChargeMan1991

No thanks. Half of the shows confirmed for this game are from the new and crappy Cartoon Network! RIP Cartoon Network 1992-2004

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

They better slap Generator Rex in there too, also COW & CHicken was annoyingly bad, this is for good stuff from CN not the crap they got for free.

loopy_101
loopy_101

No Johnny Bravo? No Cow & Chicken? Not interested.

-Vulpix-
-Vulpix-

could be interesting to see how this turns out, guess I'll keep a watch on this one. Hopefully it will turn out to be a decent game

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

The only one that I watch even these days is ''The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy''. Love that cartoon!

sebetai
sebetai

I'd like to see generator Rex added. also Adventure time. that is a good show. how many transformations does Ben usually get per game?

WafflePrime
WafflePrime

Samurai Jack vs Flapjack samurai vs pirate, close to ninja vs pirate

skudfisher
skudfisher

Finally the Samurai Jack vs Chowder showdown everyone has always wanted...

linkdarkside
linkdarkside

@MightyWings Scooby Doo was created by Hanna Barberera even if it owned by WB. This game most likelly is for CN Studio originals.

MightyWings
MightyWings

What about that no pants Red Guy from cow and chicken. he has to be in it. Also I am Weasel is missing. If this is the lineup, they might as well also add Sheep from Sheep in the Big City and Richie Rich. Also what about that cast from Saturday or scooby dooby doo.

baytown91
baytown91

@Blazingdragoon4 Although I sympathize with the lack of Ed, Edd, and Eddy, Cartoon Network does not own most of what was aired on Toonami, including Reboot, Dragonball (Z and GT), all other anime, and the The Super hero shows that were based off of comics. I am disappointed by the lack of Courage the Cowardly Dog, Secret Saturdays, and Megas XLR, but this isn't the complete list so there is still hope. (Never cared for Cow and Chicken or Jonny Bravo)

linkdarkside
linkdarkside

i agree whit people that Ben 10 ,Samurai Jack and Powerfull Girls are the only one that make sense from the list. also how will Ben play wend he can transform up to 40 creatures most likely 10 in game.?

razorzs
razorzs

ohh thats good...but where is my favourite courage the cowardly dog, i didn't see in list?

DeuxHero
DeuxHero

I was excited, then I heard they were the ones making the dead Taxi Driver game. I've seen Annie Carlson/Mitsoda mention work on the project, it's quite clear the studio had no idea what the hell it was doing at all.

Blazingdragoon4
Blazingdragoon4

Seriously? The lack of Johnny Bravo, Ed Edd and Eddy, Cow and Chicken, or ANY of the toonami shows that were on during the hay day of CN (Seriously, no Reboot?!?!) makes me think that this is doomed from the start. Chowder and Flapjack are bad shows, and if you like them you should feel bad.