Cartoon Network Announces New Steven Universe Save The Light Gem Villain Hessonite
Today (23/10/2017), Cartoon Network USA has announced a new villain that will make an appearance in the upcoming console game – Save The Light. The new villain is called Hessonite and is a commander from the gem’s homeworld and commands the Peridot lookalike character – Squaridot who has traveled to Earth to turn the Prism back into a powerful weapon after taking it away from Steven. In the game, Hessonite will be voiced by the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress, Christine Baranski.
Save The Light is a sequel to the mobile game Attack The Light, the new game is a collaboration between the creator of Steven Universe – Rebecca Sugar and games developer – Grumpyface Studios. The game will feature characters from the show and 3D scenery as featured in the show such as Beach City, Strawberry Battlefields, the Great North and many more. Organise a group of playable characters including Steven, Connie, Peridot and Greg, level up characters and craft new gear to fight off foes more easily. Fight against enemies with a battling system the combines real-time and turn-based strategy and create character fusions including Stevonnie (Steven and Connie), Opal (Amethyst and Pearl), Sardonyx (Garnet and Pearl), Smokey Quartz (Steven and Amethyst) and Sugilite (Garnet and Amethyst)
Save The Light will be released for PlayStation 4 in North and Latin America on Tuesday 31st October and will be released for XBOX One worldwide on Friday 3rd November. At present, there’s no release date for PlayStation 4 outside North and Latin America.
Meet a new villain on Steven Universe, Hessonite, in the brand new console game, #SaveTheLight! ✴️ ✨
— Cartoon Network (@cartoonnetwork) October 23, 2017
From The Turner USA Press Release: Cartoon Network Reveals Hessonite, A New Gem For The Upcoming Console Game Steven Universe: Save The Light
Cartoon Network has released a first look at a new character in the world of Steven Universe. Developed and written in collaboration with creator Rebecca Sugar, Hessonite – an original and mysterious Homeworld Gem new to the lore – first appears in the upcoming console game Steven Universe: Save the Light, a RPG set in the world of the beloved series.
A pompous Homeworld commander, Hessonite directs the previously showcased Squaridot and has come to Earth to turn the Prism back into a powerful weapon after taking it from Steven. She is voiced in the game by Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress, Christine Baranski.
Save the Light is a sequel to the hit mobile RPG Attack the Light with an original storyline crafted with Rebecca Sugar and developed by Grumpyface Studios. Discover fresh and familiar characters and enemies while exploring a vast variety of 3D environments from the series – including Beach City, Strawberry Battlefields, the Great North and beyond.
Assemble a party of unique playable heroes – including newcomers Connie, Peridot and Greg Universe – and level them up over time with new abilities and craftable gear. Face off against foes and bosses in thrilling battles mixing real-time and turn-based elements. There’s also an expanded relationship system that lets you encourage party members in and out of combat to unlock powerful team attacks and character-combining fusions like Stevonnie (Steven and Connie), Opal (Amethyst and Pearl), Sardonyx (Garnet and Pearl), Smokey Quartz (Steven and Amethyst) and Sugilite (Garnet and Amethyst).
Save the Light will launch on Oct. 31 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system in North America and Latin America* and Nov. 3 on Xbox One globally. It is available to preorder now on Xbox One through the Xbox Games Store for $24.99.
*Release date on PlayStation®4 outside of North America and Latin America will be announced soon.