Kung Fu Panda is one of Dreamworks’ biggest titles and a personal favorite of mine. They’ve been increasing the franchise’s brand into the game market and the next installment is going to be Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends which is set to release around the time of the third film. This game is really easy to sum up. It’s a platform fighting game. Think Super Smash Bros., but you’re not limited to one console and there’s a theme to the characters rather than just grabbing whoever can be licensed. I forget the total number of characters, but there’s actually going to be quite a few for Legends. There’s a mixture of characters from all three movies so obviously I couldn’t see all of them due to the film not being out yet.
The voice cast lent their voices to the game to make it more authentic to the films and there’s plenty of Easter eggs from the films that play out in the form of character moves and locations.
If you like brawlers like Smash Bros, but you crave a change of scenery then this is going to be something for you. It’s very family friendly due to the franchise so if you have young kids it’s something the entire family could actually enjoy. Button mashing can win matches so it’s not like one person will dominate each match.
The game is releasing on every platform and I mean every platform with online play available on everything accept I believe the 3DS. If you’re a Kung Fu Panda fan then you’ll have some fun with it, but really if you’re a family of gamers or brawler fan, you’ll have the most fun with Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends.