Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL Announced

By Mark Delaney, 5 years ago
If you own a Nintendo 3DS, you may have seen or played Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion, a 2D fighting game featuring stars from today and years past of Cartoon Network. The game received mixed to negative reviews, but that wasn't enough to prevent Crave Games from revamping it and giving it the console treatment.

They're tacking on "XL" to the title to denote the inclusion of eight additional, but unannounced characters, bringing the game's roster to 26 familiar faces. The roster will span all eras of the network's history, from classic shows like Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girls, and Dexter's Laboratory to current favorites like Flapjack, Ben 10, and Chowder. It will also allow four player modes, though it isn't yet clear if that means local, online, or both. The game will be playable at New York City Comic-Con this week, October 13th to the 16th.

Here is a first-look developer diary highlighting the upcoming console version.

I know, I know. It's nearly identical to the Super Smash Bros. series. But that isn't to say the game can't be fun in its own way, right? Look for Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL this holiday season.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a bad football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.