Cartoon Network has been slowly refining the work that comes out of its video game factory. At first they made cheesy Internet Flash games. Then they made mindless freemium phone games. Within the last year, they’ve finally upgraded to full-fledged multi-hour story-driven RPG experiences. Steven Universe and KO (of OK KO: Let’s Be Heroes) were the subject of two that just came out a few months ago.
If you missed their digital releases, good news….Steven and KO are going physical. Steven Universe: Save the Light and OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes will soon be bundled together in a real-world boxed release. You’ll be able to get them both at a discounted price, and they’ll also be making their Switch debuts.
It’s easy to scoff at a licensed game, but this pair is worth a purchase — developer Grumpyface Studios did a good job. The story and humor are very much in the spirit of the cartoons they promote, with Rebecca Sugar personally providing input in Save the Light and Ian Jones-Quartey writing the script for Let’s Play Heroes.
At $39.99, it won’t break the bank to bring Steven and KO home on October 30. The physical release is for Switch, Playstation 4 and XBox One. Also, if you really want these two games on Switch in their digital format, they’ll be sold separately that way on the Nintendo eShop.