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'Justice League: Chronicles' (GBA) Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 5:18 a.m. PST

Midway Games announced today that Justice League: Chronicles, based on the hit Cartoon Network series and DC Comics favorite, shipped today for the Game Boy Advance.

In Justice League: Chronicles, it's up to the greatest Super Heroes of all time to save the world from danger. Super Villains have unleashed a triple threat for global domination and the Justice League must join forces to combat the evil menace. Gamers will take control of their favorite DC Comics Super Heroes including Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter, using each character's superpowers, skills and special weapons to battle the combined forces of their greatest foes.

"Justice League: Chronicles delivers a favorite animated series to Game Boy Advance owners, giving them an interactive and episodic adventure," said Mark Beaumont, senior vice president - entertainment, Midway.

Justice League: Chronicles Key Features:

-- Three Unique Episodes - Each episode has a unique feel focused on strength, stealth and strategy
-- Multiple Levels - Fight through 12 increasingly difficult levels of nonstop action
-- New Perspective - Top-down viewpoints display high action adventure and battles
-- Cut Scenes - Features cartoon-style cut scenes
-- Intense Action - Fast-paced arcade style "beat-em-up" gameplay ranging from super street fighting to awesome aerial action
-- Animated Characters - New story elements makes players feel like they're part of the Super Hero action
-- Familiar Characters - Superpowers and abilities for favorite returning Justice League Super Heroes including:
-- Superman - The Man of Steel and his heat vision
-- Batman - The Dark Knight Detective with gadgets and gear
-- Wonder Woman - The Amazon Princess and her silver wristbands and lasso
-- The Flash - The Fastest Man Alive with super speed
-- Green Lantern - The Emerald Crusader and his Power Ring
-- Hawkgirl - The Winged Avenger and her power of flight
-- Martian Manhunter - Last denizen of Mars with phasing power and mind tricks

-- New Characters - Sinister Super Villains trying to rule the world include:

-- Killer Frost
-- Gorilla Grodd
-- Amazo
-- Vandal Savage
-- Eclipso

The Justice League's adventures began in 1940 when DC Comics' All-Star Comics introduced the first-ever group of Super Heroes in a comic book series, entitled Justice Society of America, which ran until 1951. DC Comics revived the concept in March 1960, renaming it Justice League of America. It became the longest-running television cartoon based on a comic book when Hanna-Barbera Studios produced it as Super Friends (1973), The All-New Super Friends (1977), Challenge of the Super Friends (1978), The World's Greatest Super Friends (1979) and The Super Friends Hour (1980) for Saturday mornings, each with new characters added and each produced for ABC Television.

Justice League of America, a monthly comic book, continues to be one of DC Comics' best-selling titles, consistently ranking among the top ten in industry sales. The Warner Bros. Animation- produced series, Justice League, premiered on Cartoon Network on Nov. 17, 2001, and quickly became an audience favorite with children and adults alike, and is a top performer on Saturday nights. Issue #1 of the animated series tie-in comic book, entitled Justice League Adventures, debuted in Nov. 2001 and is one of the industry's best-selling kid's comics.

Midway Games Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software. Midway videogames are available for play on all major videogame platforms including the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Game Boy® Advance.

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