Though I am a geek at heart, I do sometimes dismay at the way comic book-based entertainment has skewed further an further away from it's original kid-aged fanbase. It seems that with each passing year, comic stuff has become more adult, to the point where I now screen superhero movies first before showing them to my kids. Sure, I like the adult stuff as much as the next guy, but I also like to see when something specifically aimed towards kids is released. Which is why I am delighted by today's announcement of DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos.
Cosmic Chaos is a new open world action adventure game being published by Outright Games, the industry leader in licensed games for younger audiences. The game is specifically designed to be fun for the entire family, and that aim is reflected in every aspect of the game, from the chibi-cute character design to the choice of Mr. Mxyzptlk as the game's big bad.
Players will have the option to play as Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman (with 2-player local co-op) in their mission to keep multidimensional mischief-maker Mr. Mxyzptlk from becoming the mayor of Happy Harbor (which I have not previously heard of; we're just gonna assume that its a suburb of Gotham). Players will also be doing battle with Starro the Conqueror, Mr. Mxyzptlk's summoned henchman.
The game looks like it features a pretty decently-sized open world, shown from a top-down perspective. The animation looks smooth, and the enter game seems super kid-friendly. The trailer reveals a fair number of super powers being unleashed on henchmen at a variety of environments across the city. At one point in the trailer, I thought I saw Superman drift past the fountain in front of the Hall of Justice. Must be the Happy Harbor branch.
DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos will be available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch on March 10, 2023.