A while back, DC Entertainment raised some eyebrows by registering a number of new trademarks related to Infinite Crisis, a 2005 miniseries by Geoff Johns. Well, today they revealed why: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Infinite Crisis, an all-new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed by Turbine, the award winning studio behind free-to-play online games including The Lord of the Rings Online. Infinite Crisis is a free-to-play game that features a deep roster of DC Comics characters and is scheduled for release in 2013 for the PC.
You can check out the trailer below, which actually seems to draw more from Countdown to Final Crisis than it does Infinite Crisis. What's the difference? Well, during Infinite Crisis there was only one world--until the end of the story, when a multiverse was created. Throughout Countdown, that multiverse was put to use, with variations on famliar DC characters from alternate worlds (vampire Batman, communist Superman, etc.).
“We are thrilled to bring Infinite Crisis, a truly competitive experience featuring the DC Comics lore and characters, to the MOBA genre,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Turbine is a pioneer in online gaming and combined with the amazing world of DC Comics, they are executing on a game concept that expands the MOBA genre.”
“The Turbine team is very excited to reveal Infinite Crisis to the world and extend the MOBA genre with new features,” said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer, Turbine. “We are utilizing years of experience in the online game space to deliver innovations to the MOBA genre with a game that features fast-paced action, a major story arc, destructible environments, catastrophic events and a deep roster of iconic DC Comics characters.”
For more information or to sign up for a chance to participate in the beta visit www.infinitecrisis.com.