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Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars available today

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars available today

Lightsaber? Check. The Force? Check. A giant pile of Legos? You bet. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars puts gamers directly into the world of Cartoon Network’s popular animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, complete with all the special abilities a proper Jedi should have. Add in the building magic of Lego, and the classic humor and gameplay the Lego franchise has to offer, and you got yourself one of the coolest games available. Best of all, the title is available today in the U.S. (March 25th in the UK and March 30th in Australia) ready for whatever console you have: PC, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo 3DS. Take a look at some gameplay footage, then get to playing!

Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. tease Batman: Arkham City

Rocksteady Studios and Warner-Bros. tease Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham Asylum revolutionized many things; stealth-based games, action games, the super hero genre, etc. It set a grand stage across the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, bringing DC Comics’ Dark Knight into one of the greatest games of this generation. So what does the planned sequel, Batman: Arkham City, have to do? Everything! Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are working with DC Comics, readying the next chapter for a release October 18th, 2011. In addition to bringing back all the Bat-tastic gameplay from the first title, the voice acting will once feature Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill as Batman and the Joker – the same team that revolutionized Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited. …and for maybe the last time? Check out the trailer, and let us know if you think this should be what all games are like!

This year, SEGA ensures Sonic is more treat than trick

This year, SEGA ensures Sonic is more treat than trick

Halloween is infamous for bringing out devilish, frightening, and incredibly scary characters to our immediate attention. Most of the time, that’s a great thing. However, for what feels like the bast brajillion years, we’ve gotten a terrifying version of one of our more beloved favorites, without ever asking for or wanting it. The target? Sonic the Hedgehog. While the Sonic X toon lives on, the days of awesome Sonic video games feels like it has drifted to the distant past. Year after year, fans are excited for, then disappointed with, the latest SEGA has to offer. That is, until this year. A few weeks back, we got Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I – Sonic’s return to 2D glory. Now, coming up, we’re promised two more gems with Sonic Free Riders on November 4th and Sonic Colors on November 16th. With all these release dates circling the Halloween holiday, we can only hope its more of a treat than a trick!

Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is Sonic’s Welcome home

Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is Sonic's Welcome home

Set shortly after Sonic & Knuckles; Sonic the Hedgehog 4 feature’s Sonic in an epic battle with Doctor Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik) and his Death Egg space station. When Sonic prevails, he does what every hyperspeed blue hedgehog in sneakers would do; he takes a break! He parties with his pals Tails and Knuckles, then sets off to explore new territories and new adventures. But the ever wily Dr. Eggman didn’t go down with the Death Egg ship — rather, he’s been planning and plotting his revenge, ever since. That’s the thing about these supervillains, they never stay down! Thankfully, whether you have a Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, or the iPhone, you’ll be able to get your hands on Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, and keep Eggman at bay! Sonic 4 is ready for download on WiiWare, Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and iTunes as of October 11th in the U.S., and it’s worth every bit. Take a look at IGN’s review

Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction out tomorrow

Cartoon Network's Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction out tomorrow

Are you a Ben 10 fan? Are you a video gamer? I bet you think we’re psychic, because obviously the answer to both of those questions is “yes!!” Cartoon Network’s latest Ben 10 series, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, has been going strong for a while now, with action fans always looking for more. Well, thankfully, Papaya Studio, Cartoon Network, and D3 Publisher heard you! Together, the trio is releasing Ben’s latest video game tomorrow, Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction. 17 playable characters, including Ben, are yours to control as you travel to real-world locations (like Tokyo, Paris, and Rome) hunting ancient Galvan artifacts to save the Earth from destruction. Thankfully, the Ultamatrix is on your side! Check out a clip of the game in action!

Cartoon Network gets hyped for the Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction video game

Cartoon Network gets hyped for the Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction video game

Ben has a pretty cool gig. I mean, he’s had, what, three shows so far? Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force, and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. He’s had specials, movies, live-action segments, great LEGO toys, and all kinds of products. But one of the only ways to truly get a sense of just how cool it is to live Ben Tennyson’s life is to get your hands on a Ben 10 video game. Papaya Studio, Cartoon Network, D3 Publisher, and the rest of the folks behind the latest gaming adventure, Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction, had that specific goal in mind – and it appears the goal was achieved! The game, due out in just a month, on October 5th, features 17 playable characters, including normal aliens, ultimate aliens, and Ben, himself — Fourarms and Rath will appear in special editions. Be sure to check out the trailer right here in this post, then pick the game up for whatever platform you have: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, or Nintendo Wii.

Warner Bros. and D3Publisher to release Yogi Bear: The Video Game

Warner Bros. and D3Publisher to release Yogi Bear: The Video Game

It was just two years ago that ToonBarn first announced the upcoming Yogi Bear live action and CG animated movie. The film, a product from Warner Bros. about the Hanna-Barbera classic, is deep into production, with stars like Dan Aykroyd, Anna Faris, Justin Timberlake, and Chrstine Taylor already on board. Recently, D3Publisher announced they will be working with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on Yogi Bear: The Video Game, set to hit Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 consoles with the film on December 17th, 2010. The game will share the 3D look of the film as well as the voice actors to give gamers a shared experience between theaters and living rooms.

Stan Lee chats about Marvel’s Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions video game

Stan Lee chats about Marvel's Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions video game

When Activision and Disney’s Marvel get together, good things happen. This time around, it’s the upcoming Spider-Man game, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. In this game, due out September 7th, players can work through four different dimensions of the Spider-Man mythos; the Marvel world (home to the Amazing Spider-Man), Noir (a 1930s version of Spider-Man), Spider-Man 2099 (the Spider-Man of a possible future), and Ultimate Spider-Man (where Spidey is currently bonded with the Venom symbiote). The mastermind behind most of Marvel’s creations, Stan Lee, recently sat down to pass a few words on the upcoming Nintendo DS, PC, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 game. Take a look at what he has to say, true believers!

THQ releases Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet the video game

THQ releases Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet the video game

Super heroes have, for years, made for great entertainment; in comic books, in movies, in cartoons, and in video games. Marvel’s Super Hero Squad is one of the few examples that is so powerful, it’s had huge success in most all of those fields – or at least it will when all is said and done! THQ is there to help the cause, as it prepares the release of Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DSi / Nintendo DS. No word on Nintendo 3DS version just yet. The game, due out this November, is a sequel to last years Marvel Super Hero Squad game, and picks up with the season 2 storyline of the Cartoon Network animated series. It pits players against Doctor Doom and his villainous Legion, as the quest sets out for the six lost Infinity Stones. Take a look at the game’s teaser trailer!

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction

We didn’t have to wait long for this announcement! Cartoon Network Enterprises and D3Publisher are teaming together on a brand new video game to add to the Ben 10 franchise. The latest game Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction, is of course linked with the recently-launched Cartoon Network series Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. Gamers will get to control Ben Tennyson and 16 different alien forms, spanning the world to uncover alien artifacts. Why? To save the world, of course! The game, in stores this coming October, will be available for Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and PSP. Can’t wait!

Free Sonic the Hedgehog game you can play online

Free Sonic the Hedgehog game you can play online

There’s still some time until Sonic the Hedgehog 4 makes its way to our home consoles via Nintendo Wii’s WiiWare, Sony PS3’s PSN, or Xbox 360’s XBLA. So if you’re a super Sonic fan, how do you keep yourself occupied in the meantime? How about playing a free online Sonic game right here? Designed in the traditional 2D style of classic Sega Genesis (and the new Sonic 4), this game puts you in control of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Cream, letting you speed your way across. Give it a look and play now

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