Cartoon Network Developing Game Slate

Cable’s Cartoon Network today unveiled a slate of upcoming video game released based on its original animated programming. The games will be developed jointly with several developers, including Midway Games, Crave Entertainment, D3 Publisher of America, and the Game Factory; according to Cartoon Network, titles in development include games based on the shows Camp Lazlo,The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy,Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi.

By working with a variety of game developers, Cartoon Networks intends to develop a range of properties which collectively span most major gaming platforms.

Midway’s Grim Adventures title is being developed for handheld and console platforms, and will be playable in groups or in a single-player mode. Midway is also producing the game based on Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Cartoon Network Racing is a melange of elements from several Cartoon Network shows thrown together in a cart racer being developed by The Game Factory. Players can race characters such as Dexter, the PowerPuff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog, or Johnny Bravo. Meanwhile, Crave Entertainment is working on Gameboy Advance titles based on Foster’s Home and Camp Lazlo, and D3PA is building touch-screen-savvy games based on Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for the Nintendo DS.

Publishing schedules for all the games haven’t been announced, but D3PA’s Puffy AmiYumi game should be released by June, while Midway’s titles are expected in time for the end-of-year holiday season.