‘Young Justice Legacy’ Gets Its First Six Supervillains

The tie-in to the Cartoon Network animated series featuring a roster of junior DC Comics heroes gets five heavy hitting villains (and Sportsmaster) as well as more details about its gameplay.

In a release sent over by developer Little Orbit, we now know that Young Justice Legacy will be an action RPG featuring twelve playable heroes and twelve major villains when it’s released next February. On the heroes’ side we’ve got Robin, Aqualad, Miss Martian, Superboy, Kid Flash, and Artemis, each getting their own unique move set according to the release. I’m just going to go ahead and assume these moves will be upgradeable and possibly part of a skill tree since Young Justice Legacy is an action RPG.

And you’ll be able to use those likely upgradable moves on the following DC Comics villains making an appearance in the game:

Lex Luthor
Icicle Jr.
Killer Frost
Black Manta

A couple of these characters, like Luthor, Killer Frost, and Black Manta, are mainstays of the DCU, and then there’s Sportsmaster, who comes off as a discount Casey Jones (although he predates that character by 35 years or so).

Another interesting tidbit: Young Justice Legacy takes place on Earth-16, which, for you continuity wonks out there, is probably a curious detail as DC Comics starts elaborating on how their new multiverse works in the New 52.

Young Justice Legacy is coming to the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and DS in February of 2013.

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