A little while back you might recall that we posted a press release from Signature Devices that referred to some sort of arcade game that would be featuring licensed characters from a DC comic franchise. We didn’t hear anything about it afterwards as apparently they jumped the gun way ahead of time and GlobalVR was quite unhappy with the news. Fortunately the game is still on track and will see a release within the next few months and today I have an official press release that gives us some interesting details about the upcoming game and it looks like Warner is quite excited about it too. In fact if you decide to go to ComicCon next month, you will find the game there, which is a smart move on the part of Warner & GlobalVR.
From the press release, it states:
GLOBAL VR has taken elements from the most popular adventure and fighting games and combined them to offer players a totally unique and compelling arcade experience. Players will be able to play in single or multi-player modes as they command their heroes through a maze of villains such as Joker, Doomsday, and Darkseid, that are found on the different game levels.
From the sound of it, the game will be a beat ‘em up of sorts and it should be multiplayer on the same cabinet. I’m quite excited to hear about this development as I have been disappointed with the flood of racing games we’ve been hearing about as of late and I have been hoping that someone would bring us something a little different that we haven’t seen in arcades in a while. Also from the press release they mention that GlobalVR will be making a novelty redemption game based upon the license. We will be covering the game in more detail shortly (with screen captures and more) so stay tuned for more. And before anyone asks, don’t expect to see a console release of this game anytime soon as GlobalVR says that they understand the need for more exclusive arcade content and that is what they are looking at giving us now. Hit the post break for the full press release!
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GLOBAL VR® AND WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS SIGN LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR DC COMICS’ JUSTICE LEAGUE
SAN JOSE, Calif – July 1, 2008 — GLOBAL VR today announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Comics. The agreement grants the company world-wide coin-op amusement games and novelty redemption machine rights for DC Comics’ legendary band of heroes known as The Justice League.
Development of this action-packed game is well underway. GLOBAL VR has taken elements from the most popular adventure and fighting games and combined them to offer players a totally unique and compelling arcade experience. Players will be able to play in single or multi-player modes as they command their heroes through a maze of villains such as Joker, Doomsday, and Darkseid, that are found on the different game levels.
Debbie Minardi, VP Business Development for GLOBAL VR stated, “The Justice League has found its way into almost every entertainment medium. We are convinced that these characters will bring excitement and a new dimension to the coin-op industry and will help further differentiate coin-op products from other forms of interactive video entertainment. We are very excited about the product that will find its way to market in the near future.”
“GLOBAL VR has a great track record of creating fun and immersive entertainment experiences, and we are pleased to partner with them to offer fans a new way to enjoy the The Justice League,” said Kelly Gillmore, Senior Vice President, Global Toys & Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Originally introduced in 1960, the Justice League first appeared in DC Comics’ The Brave and the Bold #28 and featured such popular characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. Throughout the years, the Justice League team has changed to include different characters from the DC Comics Universe including Green Arrow, The Atom, Hawkman, Black Canary, Shazam!, and Plastic Man.
For information about other GLOBAL VR products, please visit www.globalvr.com or contact your local GLOBAL VR distributor or sales representative.
About GLOBAL VR
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Jose, California, GLOBAL VR® is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of coin-operated video games based on home gaming technology. Through the development of proprietary technology, GLOBAL VR is able to leverage the massive investment in development of PC and console games by third party developers by making them suitable for play in out-of-home locations. Development agreements are in place with some of the world’s leading game publishers including Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS), Ubisoft, and Atari (NASDAQ:ATAR). These agreements provide GLOBAL VR rights to create coin-op versions of popular home games such as EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF, Underground, NASCAR, Blazing Angels, Beach Head and Operation Blockade. In addition, GLOBAL VR also develops and manufactures products previously marketed under the UltraCade label including Global Arcade Classics and Ultrapin. More information on GLOBAL VR can be found at www.globalvr.com.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Comics
DC Comics, a division of Warner Bros., is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at http://www.dccomics.com.
JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.