Warner Bros. Interactive announced today that they have signed a distribution deal with Eidos for Justice League Heroes on the PS2, XBox and PSP this fall. Eidos Interactive will handle distribution in North America and Europe as well as European marketing. WB Interactive handling marketing in North America. The full press release follows.
Burbank, Calif., May 2, 2006 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a premier developer and licensor of entertainment content in the interactive space, and Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, have signed an agreement for the North American and European distribution of JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES based on the legendary DC Comics’ super hero team for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system and Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Launching in Fall 2006, JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES will be distributed by Eidos Interactive in North America and Europe. Additionally, Eidos will facilitate marketing the game in Europe, while Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will oversee marketing in North America.
“JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES is an exciting game for so many audiences, and our focus is to present these super heroes on consoles and the PSP in the most compelling way for players,” said Jason Hall, senior vice president for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Partnering with Eidos, who has had much success in distribution, will allow the strongest reach for this action game where gamers take on the super powers of their favorite DC Comics’ heroes.”
“With the addition of JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES to Eidos’ portfolio of products, featuring Lara Croft and Agent 47, we are creating a formidable line-up for gamers that will now include playing as Superman, Batman and the other super heroes,” said Jane Cavanagh, Chief Executive, Eidos Interactive.
Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Snowblind Studios, JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES is an action adventure game with role-playing customization featuring Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna and other unlockable Justice League super heroes. Each hero possesses an array of character-specific, upgradeable superpowers resulting in unique controls and fighting-styles. Engaging in one-to-two player cooperative combat, gamers will be able to customize and master these superpowers as they travel through interactive and destructible environments spanning the farthest corners of the universe.
Hopefully this will turn out to be an excellent entry into the superhero genre and not something that makes you want to hang your head in shame as they destroy your childhood heroes. We will all find out this fall.