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Dwayne McDuffie Takes Control Of The Game With "Justice League Heroes"

The upcoming re-launch of "Justice League of America" has comic book fans hotly anticipating the new team lineup, as they'd like to see all their favorites included, and fans are no different when it comes to the video game version of the team. "Justice League Heroes" has plenty of heroes for everyone to love, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Zatanna, and Martian Manhunter. "The guys [Snowblind Studios, developers of 'Justice League Heroes'] have done a great job of faithfully recreating their powers," says McDuffie. "This is the first video game to not only allow game players to be one of DC's 'Trinity' of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman but you can also play as pretty much every other iconic DC Comics character.

"Keep an eye out for unlockable characters like Green Arrow [voiced by Ralph Garman] and some other equally cool DC Comics heroes that I'm not allowed to reveal, yet. Also, we've got some huge surprises for you in the ranks of the villains. Wait until you figure out the identity of the big bad behind all of the game's action."

Fans of DC Comics' exotic fictional locales won't be disappointed either. "The Snowblind team is using their fourth generation game engine to create locations from the streets of Metropolis, to the far side of the universe - and beyond," said the scribe. "From the League's Watchtower headquarters on the surface of the moon, to bizarre extradimensional realms created especially for this game."

Though McDuffie is definitely a skilled writer, when it comes to gaming, he's ready to admit some shortcomings. "I've had a chance to goof around with the game a bit, but I'm a terrible player," he admits. "I'm really impressed with how well the story is integrated with the action, which is non-stop. All of the exposition is in the game play, so you're fighting but you'd better be thinking, too. And the heroes look fantastic using their powers."

Enough about the heroes- what about the villains? With such a great group of heroes, there are a lot of great villains who can be included in the game, and McDuffie revealed a few of the big players. "The scheme is something you'll have to work out for yourself, as it's part of your job while playing the game. The villains you know about include Gorilla Grodd, Queen Bee, Killer Frost and Brainiac, there's also a villain or two behind the scenes and if you don't figure out who before you get to their level, you're as good as dead."

Dead, huh? Guess it's time to look for some cheat codes. "Justice League Heroes" is set to hit stores this fall, but stay tuned to CBR News for more on this anticipated release.

CBR Staff Writer Arune Singh Contributed To This Story.

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