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Crave Games

November 16, 2011 09:00 ET

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL Is Now Available From Crave Games

New Brawler Video Game for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii™ Features Lineup of Iconic and Fan-Favorite Cartoon Network Characters

MALTA, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) - Crave Games, a full-service publishing company, and Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the licensing and merchandising arm of the network, today announced the availability of Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and the Wii™ system from Nintendo. Available for $39.99 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and $29.99 for Wii and rated E-10+, this all-new brawler video game is a perfect holiday gift for the entire family.

Punch Time Explosion XL showcases 26 of Cartoon Network's most popular and iconic characters from the network's expansive history, including Ben 10, Chowder, Samurai Jack, Johnny Bravo, Dexter and The Powerpuff Girls, among others. Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL supports up to four players locally who can duke it out for cartoon supremacy. Based on the successful summer release of Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion for the Nintendo 3DS, this all-new brawler is the most fun and accessible console-based fighting game available this season. For an inside look at the game, visit:

"Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL is a great battle brawler that lets Cartoon Network fans of all ages step into the shoes of their favorite characters and unleash their distinct powers," said Pete Yoder, vice president, consumer products for CNE. "With fast-paced action, great graphics and engaging gameplay, Punch Time Explosion XL is a must-have this holiday season that will deliver hours of high-energy fun."

"These zany Cartoon Network characters are truly loved by millions of fans and in Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL, you really feel a part of their world," said Joanna Rockwood from Crave Games. "We were pleased to work with Cartoon Network and Papaya Studio on a game that delivers on fans' most-wanted requests. Whether you're playing as Johnny Bravo, watching a timeless Cartoon Network clip from the in-game store or impressing others with a new synergy fighting move, Punch Time Explosion XL is always fun, exciting and competitive."

Gamers can explore five brand new battle arenas and try a wide-variety of multiplayer options while performing powerful, dual-character synergy attacks. Numerous battle modes and an in-depth story mode provide an all-new co-op gameplay experience for up to four players. An in-game store uses game points to unlock eight new characters, five new arenas, alternate character costumes and 30 memorable cartoon clips from their favorite TV shows. Fighting game aficionados will enjoy flexible, programmable controls enabling each button to be assigned for specific character movement.

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL is developed by Papaya Studio and published by Crave Games.

For additional information on Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL, visit the official product website at:

About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks' award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Generator Rex, Chowder, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Adventure Time, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as the exclusive global licensing agent for the full portfolio of brands from Spin Master Ltd., as well as Nelvana Enterprises and Spin Master for the award-winning Bakugan brand and the PGA of America for the youth marketplace.

Cartoon Network (, currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families. Nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., CNN International, and HLN; TBS, TNT, truTV and Turner Classic Movies; Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim; and Turner Sports.

About Crave Games
Crave Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fillpoint LLC, is a full-service video game publisher for Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo DS™, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For more information about Crave Games please visit

About Papaya Studio
Papaya Studio is an independent video game developer based out of Southern California. Founded in 1999, Papaya Studio is recognized by many in the industry as one of the most innovative and talented development companies to emerge in recent times. Staffed with experienced and seasoned team members, with a combined experience of over 20 years, Papaya Studio offers a complete development solution, including video and sound production, motion capture, localization, as well as marketing materials with after-sales support. Papaya possesses internally developed and state-of-the-art proprietary technology that reduces the time to develop and market games, generates revenue, increases product scalability, and differentiates Papaya Studio in the marketplace. Highly competitive, Papaya Studio utilizes every available resource to focus on producing the highest-quality product within the required timeframe.

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