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"Family-friendly" doesn't mean "just-for-kids" in DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos

by: Eric -
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DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos, the new open-world multiplayer superhero game is right around the corner, scheduled to release on March 10. We got an early look at gameplay at a special viewing event the other day, and frankly, Cosmic Chaos is looking far more impressive than we anticipated.

Cosmic Chaos has a lighter feel and tone than much of what we've seen from the DC Universe as of late, with a very cool chibi art style and a fun sense of humor. While it is ostensibly a "family friendly" title, I could easily see sitting down and playing through the game with my kids and being just as entertained as they are.

Published by Outright Games and developed by PHL Collective, Justice League: Cosmic Chaos swings for the fences with an open world approach, something that isn't terribly common in licensed family games. Players control one of the three primary Justice League heroes (Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman) while they make their way freely around Happy Harbor, fighting the many, many minions of Mister Mxyzptlk. Mxyzptlk has declared himself mayor of the city, and has unleashed all sorts of chaos on the townspeople. 

Gameplay is of the top-down, Diablo-ish, beat 'em up variety, but with a few fun twists that should keep things entertaining. Players can swap between all three heroes on the fly with the tap of the d-pad, which allows full access to all of the heroes' extensive suite of powers. Local multiplayer allows for two players to work together, but we haven't yet seen how that works? Can there be two Supermen running around? Time will tell. The cast is bigger than just the primary trio as well; other Justice Leaguers have extensive cameos in the game, some functioning as summons that can be called down to whomp on difficult foes. 

Let's not overstate things here: DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos isn't rewriting the book on superhero video games. But it does look like a well-made title, offering a fun new take on some favorite heroes that you can share with the kids in your family that might be too young for the more adult recent films. I'm always looking for a way to get some Batman out in front of my six-year-old without scarring him, and Cosmic Chaos looks like just the ticket.

DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos is scheduled to release on March 10, 2023 on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles.