Worldwide video game publisher, Outright Games has announced 2 new games based on Cartoon Network’s award-winning hit series Adventure Time and its top-grossing global franchise Ben 10 .
Focusing on creating high-quality license-based video games for the family entertainment market, Outright Games’ new titles will take characters from Cartoon Network’s popular original series Adventure Time and Ben 10 to create new experiences for fans and gamers alike. Adventure Time will feature the Land of Ooo submerged into watery chaos, where exploration, battle and even interrogation will be key skills to unplugging the mystery. Based on a brand new TV series of the beloved franchise, Ben 10 will introduce a fresh adventure in the incredible universe where some of Ben’s most infamous enemies await. Players must discover and unlock 10 alien transformations to aid Ben in saving the galaxy.
“We’re very pleased to announce our partnership with Cartoon Network with Adventure Time and Ben 10, which we believe will be the first of many quality titles coming soon from us,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “We’re a family business with a passion for creating fantastic family entertainment, and we know our collaboration with Cartoon Network, combined with our expertise and ability to make great games will mean we can bring fun brands we love to gamers around the world.”
Ben 10 will release in Q4 of 2017, with Adventure Time planned for release in early 2018. For more information, please visit www.OutrightGames.com
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment have revealed details around the new expansion packs coming to LEGODimensions. Coming on November 18th the new packs broaden the already wide and extensive play sets in the highly customisable mix and match world of LEGO Dimensions. Details of the packs and their contents can be seen below.
The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack – Provides a complete movie-based gameplay experience with six action-packed levels and new LEGO Gateway bricks to build the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) atop the LEGO Toy Pad. Players can build the Newt Scamander LEGO minifigure and help him find his escaped magical creatures in New York City and use a variety of spells, including Diffindo, Reparo and Lumos. The pack will also come with a 3-in-1 Niffler which can be rebuilt into the Sinister Scorpion and Vicious Vulture. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack will be the exclusive construction toy offering this holiday for the exciting expansion of J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World.
Gremlins Team Pack – This pack includes popular rivals Gizmo and Stripe LEGO minifigures. Gizmo’s Combat Roll and Dash Attack abilities can be used to get him out of sticky situations and Stripe uses his claws with his Vine Cut ability. Players can rebuild the 3-in-1 R.C. Racer vehicle into the Gadget-o-matic and Scarlet Scorpion and the 3-in-1 Flash ‘n’ Finish into a Rampage Record Player and Stripe’s Throne.
The Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack – This pack includes a complete level of Sonic The Hedgehog gameplay where players can race as the Blue Blur at lightning speeds through some of his most iconic locations including Green Hill, Emerald Coast, Labyrinth and many more. Players can build the Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO minifigure and use his Acrobat ability to swing off poles and avoid the Badniks, then use his famous grind rails move to make a quick escape. The pack also includes a 3-in-1 Sonic Speedster which can be rebuilt into Blue Typhoon and Motobug, and a 3-in-1 The Tornado which can be rebuilt into Crabmeat and Eggcatcher.
The E.T.™ The Extra-Terrestrial Fun Pack – Help your E.T. LEGO minifigure with Illumination and Fix-It abilities, as well as special Stealth and Telekinesis skills to make his way around the LEGO multiverse. Players can build E.T.’s iconic Phone Home device, then rebuild it into the Mobile Uplink and Super-Charged Satellite for additional in-game abilities.
Adventure Time Fun Pack – Armed with your Marceline the Vampire Queen LEGO minifigure, players can activate her Sonar Smash and Bolt Deflector abilities using the Marceline Axe Guitar to solve puzzles and battle enemies. They can also build and use Marceline’s Lunatic Amp to make some noise, and then rebuild it into the Shadow Scorpion and Heavy Metal Monster for extra in-game powers. The pack will release in the UK first at Argos.
LEGO minifigures included in all of the wave 6-9 expansion packs will come with special, golden Toy Tags which unlock a Battle Arena within the Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand. All-new Battle Arenas will offer first-to-LEGO videogames competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. Each Battle Arena has four gameplay modes and comes with its own traps, special powers and interactive environments that make every battle arena unique.
So keep your eyes peeled and we’ll update you with more information about these exciting packs as and when we get it.
When I heard that a brand new Adventure Time title was making its way to the Xbox One, I was beyond delighted and was even happier to hear that it was an adventure-puzzle game – one of my favourite genres. I had missed out on previous titles due to numerous reasons, and had to get my gaming fix from the excellent mobile games available, but now was my chance to get my hands on a Finn and Jake adventure for the new generation.
One quiet afternoon, Finn and Jake are relaxing in their treehouse, pondering what to spend their day doing, when suddenly BMO discovers an old investigations printing machine called the “Tickertype”, which belonged to their parents. Naturally Finn and Jake set out to solve these mysteries, whilst honing their puzzle-solving skills, battling bad guys, and just having fun in the Land of Ooo.
Each of the five mysteries are laid out just like an episode of Adventure Time and feature many smaller puzzles which need to be solved to then complete the main investigation of that episode. In the first investigation Finn and Jake take on they must prove to Princess Bubblegum that the Wizard, Abracadaniel, is innocent of kidnapping Peppermint Butler. To prove his innocence Finn and Jake must search for clues and question the members of the Candy Kingdom. However, it soon becomes apparent that there is a much larger mystery to solve, and the mathematical duo must escape the Candy Kingdom to discover the fate of the kingdom’s missing residents.
Finn and Jake Investigations plays very similarly to other well known point and click titles, such as Monkey Island or Broken Sword, using the controller face buttons to interact with other characters and items within the environment. Whilst exploring the Land of Ooo, you will pick up items along the way, which can then also be used in special combinations to solve smaller mysteries.
As with any Finn and Jake adventure, you will find yourself battling against many of the unfriendly residents of the Land of Ooo, resulting in a basic button mashing exercise, which with a certain number of successful hits, unlocks special Finn and Jake combination moves to use throughout the battle. Victory in these battles will sometimes result in a new sword, with their own special abilities, such as the Root Sword which roots an enemy to the spot, hindering their attack. Any new swords Finn acquires will be available to pick up in his sword storage from the safety of the treehouse.
Whenever anyone mentions Adventure Time, the first thing which comes to mind is the unique art style of the series. However, Little Orbit have decided to take the iconic imagery and style of the series into the third dimension, and the character, identity, and charm of Adventure Time is lost. They could have created a wonderful world using the original artwork of the series, but instead the game looks almost childish in appearance, and loses a lot of its original identity. What it lacks in detail, however, it certainly makes up in colour, as the environments and characters are instantly recognisable.
Little Orbit have created a well rounded and quite enjoyable puzzle-adventure title, which will keep you hunting for clues, and solving mysteries for hours. However, I did find that it felt more like a fleshed out arcade title, rather than a full retail game, and not sure whether it warrants the price of some other AAA titles out there.
Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations feels as though it’s aimed at the younger audience, with its bright and colourful visuals, uncomplicated combat system, and a full cast of familiar faces, but it will satiate the appetite of the older Adventure Time fans, although only for an afternoon or two. The puzzles and combat aren’t particularly taxing, but overall it is an enjoyable romp through the Land of Ooo.
Adventure Time is making its way to Xbox One with a brand new title, Finn & Jake Investigations. Set in the Land of Ooo, the 3D adventure, developed by Vicious Cycle, will be available from November
We received a lot of fan feedback asking us to bring our next Adventure Time game to next generation consoles in 3D, and we’re thrilled to be delivering that and a lot more,
said Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit.
This new game is a complete departure from previous Adventure Time games. We have created an intriguing classic adventure game set in a richly-detailed 3D Land of Ooo where players can check out Land of Ooo locales, talk to characters, sharpen their creative puzzle-solving skills, defeat bad guys and just have fun.”
Check out the first two screenshots of the game below, it’s not much to go on, but I’m sure Adventure Time fans will be happy that the series is coming to Xbox One – and in 3D!