Cartoon Network At PAX West Video Game Convention 1st September
Tomorrow (Friday 1st September), is the first day of the PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) West Video Game Convention in Seattle, Washington, USA. PAX celebrates gaming, this includes anything ranging from video games to table-top games. The first event on PAX West’s schedule tomorrow (10am to 11am at the Hydra Theatre) will be a panel about two upcoming releases from Cartoon Network Games – Steven Universe: Save the Light and OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes creator – Ian Jones-Quartey will be attending the panel to discuss the design process behind the new video game, also joining the panel is Dan Vader, the lead writer and designer for the new OK K.O.! game at Capybara Games. Chris Graham, the creative director and founder of Grumpyface Studios will offer a behind-the-scenes look at Steven Universe: Save The Light. Mario Piedra, the digital creative director at Cartoon Network will also be attending the panel.
Both games were previewed at E3 2017 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles in June. Both OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes and Steven Universe: Save the Light will be released on game consoles, OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes will also be released for the PC.
Cartoon Network At E3 2017 OK K.O. And Steven Universe
This week (13/06/2017 – 15/06/2017) was E3 2017 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, the most anticipated annual event for gamers everywhere, the event is an opportunity for the video games industry to promote their new lineup of games and hardware for the next twelve months or so, also Cartoon Network Games were there to promote their two new games coming soon to consoles – OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes and Steven Universe: Save The Light.
OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is an action brawler game with RPG elements and is based on Cartoon Network’s newest show of the similar name (OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes) created by Ian Jones-Quartey. OK K.O.! Let’s Be/Play Heroes is set in a fictional world populated by video game and manga-like characters, K.O. is the main protagonist of the OK K.O. franchise, his ambition is to become the world’s greatest hero.
At E3, the voice of K.O. – Courtenay Taylor and voice of Shannon – Kari Wahlgren got to play a demo of the upcoming game which is due to launch later this year, the game will be released for game consoles and for the PC. The show will officially premiere on Cartoon Network USA this August, but viewers can get an early sneak peek as six episodes are already available to stream on the Cartoon Network app and on pay-tv video on-demand services in the United States.
At E3, Cartoon Network hosted a Let’s Play livestream of the new OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes game on their YouTube channel, the Let’s Play was presented by Andre Meadows from the Black Nerd Comedy YouTube channel and Dan from Capybara Games. At 1.45pm PT today (15/06/2017), show creator Ian Jones-Quartey and co-executive producer Toby Jones will be talking about the new game on Twitch.tv’s E3 livestream.
Steven Universe: Save The Light, is developed by Grumpyface Studios and is a new console game featuring an original story written by Steven Universe series creator Rebecca Sugar. The RPG console game is a sequel to the popular mobile game Attack the Light which was released in 2015 and is expected to be released this summer. In Steven Universe: Save The Light, Steven and his Crystal Gems teammates go on a quest to retrieve a powerful and magical weapon that has gone missing from Beach City, in order to get the weapon and to stop the no-good Prism-snatcher, they must fight for it back.
Cartoon Network also did another Let’s Play livestream but this time for Steven Universe: Save The Light, the Let’s Play was also presented by Andre from Black Nerd Comedy.
More info about Steven Universe: Save The Light can be read via the link below: