Steven Universe: Unleash the Light is a mobile game worked on by Cartoon Network and was announced as part of the Apple Arcade Announcement Event on September 10, 2019. The game was co-written by Rebecca Sugar and has a similar gameplay system to Attack the Light and Save the Light developed by Grumpyface Studios. The game was released on the Apple Arcade catalog on November 27, 2019.
“Steven Universe: Unleash the Light,” is an original Cartoon Network game, co-written by Rebecca Sugar, where players pick their favorite characters, choose which Gems are in their party, unlock awesome new abilities and equip alternate costumes in the ultimate mobile role-playing game (RPG).
6 PLAYABLE CHARACTERS
CUSTOMIZE YOUR TEAM
Choose which Gems are in your party, unlock awesome new abilities, and equip alternate costumes. Plus, change formation in battle to gain the advantage.
TWO NEW GEMS
Face off against two new Prism-wielding Gems co-created by Rebecca Sugar. Who are they and what are they plotting?
“Unleash the Light” features an original story co-written by Rebecca Sugar, and voiceover from the Steven Universe cast and special guest star Christine Baranski.
It starts off with Steven finishing writing new rules for Era 3, accompanied by Blue Pearl, Yellow Pearl and Pink Pearl. While having a conversation, Yellow Pearl mentions that there are two prisms still activated and she has been contacting two gems: Pyrope and Demantoid. Yet, thus far, her contact with them was unsuccessful. Blue Pearl states that if they don't respond to their ultimatum, they could send a battalion to retrieve their Prisms by force. Steven quickly disagrees to that plan. Pink Pearl asks him what the right solution is, and Steven answers that he knows the right team for the job.
Steven brings the Crystal Gems to the Palace of Light, which is owned by the two Garnets. When he tries to introduce himself to Demantoid, Pyrope interrupts, asking Demantoid who she's talking to. Upon realizing who he is, Pyrope hurriedly tells them the palace is closed, and the two take their leave. While the Crystal Gems think about how to enter, they once again encounter Hessonite's Prism, who not only took on a new form, but has chosen the name George. George shows them that he can dissipate the Prism protected doors, only to discover that the rest of the palace is locked and they need rainbow keys to enter. This is 'helpfully' pointed out by Hessonite, who has become a 'mysterious ally' to the gems. The gems decide to follow Demantoid after hacking a com link from a previous colony in the making, with Pearl staying to find more about Demantoid while Lapis goes with the Crystal Gems to Yellow's mining colony.
In Crystal System Colony 215, it's revealed that Demantoid has been releasing Light constructs through the colony disrupting the work of several Peridots. One of said Peridots, nicknamed "Peri Pal", informs Steven that the Peridots know due to the com links before Demantoid cut all communication from Homeworld and prohibited any interaction with Steven, unfortunately the Light constructs from her Prism are causing damage to their buildings which makes the Crystal Gems help them, then Pearl informs Steven that Demantoid and Pyrope after hearing the disband of the Diamond Authority, saw this as a chance to make their own empires due to the power vacuum caused, after fighting a bunch of Light constructs controlling a drill, they discover that Demantoid already left to another colony owned by her.
In Demantoid's World, they learn that Demantoid has been using Light constructs to replace her Bismuths during its terraformation. The Bismuths, unable to continue their work, are wondering what to do now. Steven explains that the new rules of Era 3 set them free, and that they should have their own democracy. Along the way, they greet Bismuth, who reveals to have made a 'Prism Containment Chest', capable of disabling both Prisms. After fighting several constructs, they encounter Demantoid, which had modified her Prism. Steven tries to convince her to surrender, only for Demantoid to reply that, for her, Steven's Era 3 is a chance for them to make their own empire now that he has proven that the Diamonds are obsolete. After defeating her, Bismuth tries to use the box only to be attack by Demantoid, until Steven saves her by throwing his shield, then the Bismuths decide to rebel against Demantoid, only for her to leave the colony with the box, much to disappointment of Bismuth. The group decides to follow her to Blue Colony 4, a colony controlled by Pyrope.
Upon arrival, the gems find the colony in ruins, and are confused when the inhabitants, a variety of Jades, seem worried to speak with them. A Jade reveals that the Palace of Light was formerly located on the planet, and they have not been permitted to recieve broadcasts or leave the planet. After navigating the colony, the team encounters another group of light constructs who have taken the forms of Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and Steven, and battle them. They then set their sights on the Palace of Light to unlock all the doors and confront Pyrope face to face.
Once they had unlocked all of the barriers, the Crystal Gems fought through Pyrope's residence to find her sitting in her personal room. They attempt to convince her to stop using the prisms when Demantoid arrives and begins to bicker with Pyrope. Bismuth, noticing the box, tells Steven she will try to take it, before Hessonite arrives to "aid" them. Hessonite brags to the other Garnets about her humbleness before she is struck, knocking off her scarf and visor. Pyrope is surprised by this and says that there is still time to join them, but Hessonite refuses. Pyrope reveals she was actually speaking to George, who Demantoid captures and combines with the other two prisms, creating a monster. After fighting the two Garnets and their monster, Steven convinces George to fight back, before being silenced by Demantoid. This causes Hessonite to stand up to her and apologize to George, telling him he doesn't have to be a weapon anymore. George causes the monster to deform and reunites with Steven. With her prism locked away, Demantoid loses her enhancements and blames Pyrope, who blames her back. The two poof each other and Hessonite takes over the palace, promising to open it back to gemkind as George has Bismuth release the other prisms, and he convinces them the three of them are free, then Pearl reminds Steven that there are still several colonies that must be freed, so the Crystal Gems decide to stay in Homeworld for a while to help establish Era 3.
After the credits roll, a mysterious green ship resembling the one used by Squaridot appears, and a laugh similar to the ones made by Peridots is heard before disappearing.
- Steven Universe
- Lapis Lazuli
- Rainbow Quartz 2.0
- Blue Pearl
- Pink Pearl
- Yellow Pearl
- Light Prism
- Demantoid's Peridots
- Demantoid's Bismuths
- Pyrope's Jades
- Light construct drill
- Light constructs Crystal Gems
- Giant Prism fusion
- Gem Homeworld
- Demantoid's World
- Pyrope's World
- Players are able to change the outfits of playable characters.
- For an unknown reason, Bismuth's voice is provided by Miriam Hyman instead of her usual voice actress, Uzo Aduba.
- The game has some meta awareness:
- One of Steven's lines when entering a level is: "You know, for Prisms saving adventures, third time's the charm", a reference that this game if the third one in the "Light series".
- If you select Pearl from the menu, one of her quotes is "What's this about a bird mom?", a reference to the popular nickname gave by the fandom.
- One of the items used by Garnet are pastel blue-and-red colored Cotton Candy Gauntlets, a reference to her fan nickname "Cotton Candy Garnet" (her form when Ruby and Sapphire first fused).
- One of Lapis' lines has her apologizing for being late, referencing her being a DLC character that never released for Save the Light.
- The game is set between the events of "Change Your Mind" and Steven Universe: The Movie, as Steven is now 15 years old.
- The app's home screen shows Steven's living room already updated to its layout first seen in the movie.
- When facing Light Construct copies of the Crystal Gems, Lapis recalls the time she created water clones of them in "Ocean Gem ".