Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes is the Batman game iPhone deserves, but is it the one it needs right now? Who cares, it's a cute re-skin of Lima Sky's bouncy vertical platformer that swaps in batsuits, arch-nemeses like the Joker, and bat-powers that include the bat-grappling gun, bat-copter and... er, bat-trampoline. Still, nothing beats an old-fashioned bat-climb.
It's free to download right now (in-app purchases are tied to crystals that you can collect by playing), and the Batman episode is one of a number of DC Comics installments coming to the game. According to Warner Bros, future updates will include Superman and Wonder Woman, along with their respective galleries of rogues. And if that's not enough mobile DC Comics tie-in for you, there's always the roster of heroes coming to Puzzle and Dragons next week.
Lima Sky, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment Announce Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes
Doodle The Doodler Dons the Cowl for an Epic Mobile Game Team Up, Out Now for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®
New York, NY – November 6, 2014 – Independent game studio Lima Sky is teaming up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment to develop Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes, a whimsical mashup of two iconic properties. The first installment, now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, contains the timeless "jump 'em up" gameplay of Doodle Jump infused with Batman and his famous Rogues' Gallery. Future updates to the game include other DC Comics' Super Heroes, including Superman and Wonder Woman, and their nemeses.
Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes is developed by Lima Sky, and is licensed and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment.
"We at Lima Sky are thrilled to bring Doodle Jump into the amazing worlds of DC Comics Super Heroes," noted Igor Pusenjak, co-founder of Lima Sky. "We've been lifelong fans of the Batman universe and brand."
The initial Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes episode takes place in the fabled crime-ridden Gotham City, as The Doodler dons Batman's cowl to chase down infamous villains, who have stolen powerful energy crystals that threaten the well-being of countless innocents. Players jump and fight their way up, up, up Gotham City's historic skyline to battle Batman's archenemies: The Joker, Penguin, Mr. Freeze and more. Fans can also fly the Bat-Copter or use the Bat-Jet to chase villains to new heights, or utilize the Bat-Grappling Gun to stop their fall.
"We're excited to bring the DC Comics brand to such a highly successful and widely approachable mobile game as Doodle Jump," said Greg Ballard, Senior Vice President, Mobile, Social and Emerging Platforms, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes gives fans a unique, fun and easy way to interact with their favorite Super Heroes."
Doodle Jump, the #3 best-selling paid app of all time, is celebrating its fifth anniversary.
Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes is available now as a free download on the App Store, and is coming to the Android and Amazon Appstores in 2015.
App Store Link: http://goo.gl/g6FKSa
About Lima Sky
Lima Sky is an iOS development studio and publisher dedicated to creating entertaining, innovative and educational games and apps, with a special focus on the youth market. Founded in July 2008 by Igor Pusenjak, a graduate and faculty at the MFA interactive design program at Parsons School of Design in New York, and Marko Pusenjak, a veteran mobile applications developer, Lima Sky has established itself as a leading independent developer and publisher.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
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