Young Justice: Legacy

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Young Justice: Legacy
Young Justice Legacy Logo.png
Logo of Young Justice : Legacy
Developer(s) Freedom Factory Studios
Publisher(s) Little Orbit
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment[1]
Distributor(s) Namco Bandai Games (Europe, Middle East)[2]
Writer(s) Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti, Sharon Scott
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) NA November 19, 2013[3]

EU November 22, 2013[2]

Genre(s) Action-adventure action role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player , multiplayer

Young Justice: Legacy is a action-adventure video game based on the Young Justice TV series developed by Freedom Factory Studios and published by Little Orbit released on November 2013 [1] for Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The game takes place in the five year gap between Season 1 and 2 and is being written in collaboration with the writers of the TV series, Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti. Originally planned to come to Wii and Wii U, the developers announced they had cancelled it due to quality issues and low interest from retailers.[4][5]

The game is an action role-playing game where the player creates a squad of heroes and plays as multiple characters alongside Justice League members. Young Justice: Legacy features support for single-player and multiplayer modes.

Gameplay[edit]

Players can select three members from a roster of twelve characters from the Young Justice TV series to play in fifteen different levels.[6] They can also switch their control between the three active characters while in gameplay. Each character has a unique set of special abilities to use on the battlefield as well as certain strengths and weaknesses that define each character's role during battle. Characters and their abilities level up as they progress through missions. Every character also has at least three costumes that change both the character's appearance as well as how they play. Also, the player can buy equipment from Red Tornado and train with Black Canary. Certain missions have the player fighting with the assistance of Justice League members, such as Superman, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Batman. The game also features several unlockable modes, where players are presented with certain tasks to accomplish.[7]

Plot[edit]

Characters[edit]

Young Justice: Legacy features twelve playable characters,[8] four downloadable characters,[9] twelve villains, including one unknown villain who will be exclusive to the video game,[10] and several non-playable characters.

Playable characters
Villains
Non-playable characters

^a Downloadable content

Audio[edit]

Voice cast[edit]

Stephanie Lemelin as Artemis/Artemis Crock, Computer voice Jesse McCartney as Nightwing/Robin#1/Dick Grayson Danica McKellar as Miss Martian/M'gann M'orzz/Megan Morse Nolan North as Superboy/Conner Kent, Superman/Clark Kent, additional voices Khary Payton as Aqualad/Kaldur'ahm, Black Manta, additional voices Jason Spisak as Kid Flash/Wally West, Riddler/Edward Nigma, additional voices Lacey Chabert as Zatanna/Zatanna Zatara Miss Kittie as Rocket/Raquel Ervin Yuri Lowenthal as Icicle Jr./Cameron Mahkent, Tempest/Garth, Lagoon Boy/La'gaan, additional voices Cree Summer as Aquagirl/Tula Alyson Stoner as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon Masasa Moyo as Bumblebee/Karen Beecher Logan Grove as Beast Boy/Garfield Logan Cameron Bowen as Robin#3/Tim Drake Mae Whitman as Wondergirl/Cassie Sandsmark Eric Lopez as Blue Beetle/Jaime Reyes Crispin Freeman as Speedy/Red Arrow/Roy Harper(Clone of the original Speedy), additional voices Bruce Greenwood as Batman/Bruce Wayne Phil LaMarr as Aquaman/Orin, additional voices Jeff Bennett as Red Tornado/John Smith, additional voices Vanessa Marshall as Black Canary/Dinah Lance Kevin Michael Richardson as Green Lantern#2/John Stewart, additional voices Kari Wahlgren as Dr. Helena Sandsmark Kelly Hu as Cheshire/Jade Nguyen Thom Adcox-Hernandez as Klarion Nick Chinlund as Sportsmaster/Lawrence Crock René Auberjonois as Blockbuster/Mark Desmond Mark Rolston as Lex Luthor Sarah Shahi as Killer Frost/Crystal Frost Danny Trejo as Bane Alan Tudyk as Psimon Dee Bradley Baker as Teekl, Tiamat, additional voices

Development[edit]

Young Justice: Legacy was originally announced to be released in February 2013, on the Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360.[11][12] The game would also feature the original lineup of characters from the first season, however after the premiere of the second season the lineup was changed. The game was confirmed to be delayed, and that its February 2013 date would likely to be changed to a March 2013 date.[1] The new release date was revealed to be September 10, 2013 for North America, and it was that Young Justice: Legacy would be released on Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360,[13] with no mentions of either a Nintendo DS or a Wii version. No PlayStation Vita announcement was made for the game.[13]

Many of the initial delays resulted from production uncertainty. In its pre-production phase throughout late 2011 into late 2012, the development of the game shifted constantly between Little Orbit's in house development branch Game Machine, their contractor in Madrid Freedom Factory and a satellite Game Machine studio in Melbourne. Once initial quality issues and developer responsibilities settled, the game was able to be completed.

On August 3, 2013, it was announced on the game's official Facebook page that the game will be delayed for the PC and all Nintendo platforms in favor of a November 2013 release, whilst reconfirming the game's arrival for the Wii console. The announcement said the Nintendo versions of the game "will have the same story from Brandon and Greg and will be using the same art, but will have their own combat style to take advantage of their unique controls", while noting that "development is running a little behind, so the official release date has been pushed back to November this year."[3][14]

On October 27, 2013, it was announced that due to several factors ranging from quality issues and lack of retailer support, Little Orbit had to cancel the Wii and Wii U versions.[5] The Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, and Steam versions were released as planned.

Reception[edit]

The game received negative reviews. IGN gave it 4.8.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Harvey, Jim (February 18, 2013). "Little Orbit Announces September 2013 release For "Young Justice: Legacy" Video Game". World's Finest. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "NAMCO BANDAI Games and LITTLE ORBIT® expand distribution agreement on 2013 Lineup in European and Middle East territories". Namco Bandai Games UK. 2013-05-13. Archived from the original on 2013-06-29. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  3. ^ a b Ishaan (2013-08-05). "Young Justice: Legacy Action RPG Delayed On Certain Platforms". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  4. ^ Makuch, Eddie (October 28, 2013). "Young Justice: Legacy canceled for Wii, Wii U". GameSpot. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Kubba, Sinan (October 28, 2013). "Young Justice: Legacy canceled for Wii U, Wii because of 'several factors'". Joystiq. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "'Young Justice: Legacy Trailer Shows Off Footage And Playable Characters". May 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "'Young Justice: Legacy' E3 2012 Hands-On Demo". June 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Young Justice: Legacy Playable Heroes". Little Orbit. 
  9. ^ "Hi Young Justice fans - it's time to... - Young Justice: Legacy". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  10. ^ "Young Justice: Legacy Villains". Little Orbit. 
  11. ^ Miller, Greg (February 21, 2012). "Young Justice: Legacy Announced". IGN. 
  12. ^ Young Justice: Legacy (2013-02-16). Young Justice: Legacy. Facebook. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
  13. ^ a b "Young Justice: Legacy Release date set for September 10th 2013. PS Vita Not Announced". PlayStation Lifestyle. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Untitled". Official Facebook page for Young Justice: Legacy. 2013-08-03. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 

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