E3 06: Eidos picks up Justice League

Publisher reaches agreement with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to distribute Justice League Heroes in North America and Europe.

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In 2004, Eidos picked up the distribution rights to Lego Star Wars. The move proved a boon to the publisher, as the game went on to sell more than 3 million copies and was one of the top-10-selling games in the US for 2005. When Eidos parent company SCi beat its revenue expectations by more than 33 percent for the back half of last year, Lego Star Wars was given as the reason for the unexpected spike.

Eidos is perhaps looking for history to repeat itself, as the company announced that it has picked up the North American and European distribution rights for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's upcoming Justice League Heroes. Developed by Snowblind Studios, the outfit behind Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Justice League Heroes puts players in the spandex tights of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, and a variety of other DC Comics heroes as they work together to battle the forces of evil.

Justice League Heroes is set for release on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PlayStation Portable this fall.

Discussion

31 comments
seanps2fan
seanps2fan

justic league heros game looks good i bought it but i haven't open it yet im still working on finishing another game first.

cj007
cj007

Can't wait. JL Rocks.

jacash3492
jacash3492

it looks like a decent game but it might turn out like Samuria Champloo or Naruto or even One Piece. They have one thing in common... THEY SUCK!

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

i guess eidos is hoping to get rich quick.

Reap3r666
Reap3r666

Hope they do justice to the Justice League. Its up to the developers not to mess it up, cos the Marvel franchise is kicking DC's ass on the gaming side of things. I just hope they don't make it like a kids game with crappy animation.

MSE369
MSE369

nice..hope they just dont screw it up

Kwiksilva
Kwiksilva

This could be a very good game

troakun
troakun

JL seems like an interesting game, I'm a big DC fanboy.

leo31206
leo31206

I'm in no hurry to get a next gen system, so having it out on ps2 is fine by me.

drgribb
drgribb

Uh, hows about a DS version eh!? Please!? That'd be pretty righteous. I NEED a good game with a Green Lantern! I really can't think of many people with PSPs that'd buy a JLA game anyway...

Jedi_Osborn
Jedi_Osborn

sucks that I'll have to drag out my xbox to play it...or will it run on the 360?

nurik_strife
nurik_strife

I've seen news about this in GI a while ago, I don't like the character models that much but if the studio behind BG: Dark Alliance is working on it I'm game, at least it looks better than Xmen Legends.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Well the game seems to be looking good...

NightRain
NightRain

Excellent! Can't wait to see more of that JLA game! The trailer looked AWESOME.

rbarahona
rbarahona

The game looks cool and I hope that it sells well.

Poltergeist13
Poltergeist13

Good to see Eidos coming back. They have put out some of my fav franchises (Tomb Raider, Hitman, and Legacy Of Kain series.)

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

I hope it's more action and less RPG.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

It great. I hope its more RPG and less action though.

The_SandRock
The_SandRock

GI had this in a couple issues back, why is GS so slow on game announcements.

Argama7
Argama7

I was hoping for them to put it on the next gen consoles. In any case, I look forward to it.

Amidamaru_01
Amidamaru_01

The information flood has begun. E3 is here!!

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I just wish they would have made this game on the PS3 and 360 instead of the PS2 and Xbox.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

Can't belive this game won't be next-gen (especially considering that Marvel Ultimate Alliance will be). I guess I will wait for a next-gen sequel.

weazel1838
weazel1838

Hopefully this will be a great game, just wish it was out now. I demand to much shat. E3BABY!!

dulmassquirrel
dulmassquirrel

not sure eidos made this happen, but since lego star wars was later released on the cube, hopefully justice league is also released on the cube, due to the new distributor eidos

danmp18
danmp18

This game looks pretty cool. I like the Snowblind games. Simple but fun.

Attitude2000
Attitude2000

Warner Bros. can't distribute their own games?