DC Comics MOBA Infinite Crisis announced
Free-to-play DC MOBA coming to PC later in 2013.
The Lord of the Rings Online developer Turbine has announced Infinite Crisis, a free-to-play MOBA set in the DC Comics universe.
The game is scheduled to be released for the PC later this year, and a beta will be available.
Infinite Crisis is set across the 52 universes of the DC multiverse and promises map-altering events across various DC locations. So far Turbine has promised steampunk and postapocalyptic-themed stages. Map-specific interactive elements, such as throwing cars or calling down meteor showers, are also mentioned.
The roster announced so far includes familiar DC characters alongside some alternative takes on iconic heroes. Twelve characters have been shown: Nightmare Batman, Doomsday, Flash, Gaslight Batman, Gaslight Catwoman, Gaslight Joker, Green Lantern, Poison Ivy, Shazam (aka Captain Marvel), The Joker, Wonder Woman, and Zatanna.
Each character in Infinite Crisis comes with one passive skill and four active abilities, one of which appears to be an ultimate.
The class types on show in Infinite Crisis at the moment fit into traditional MOBA archetypes: assassin, bruiser, marksman, blaster, support, and enforcer.
Turbine also says that Infinite Crisis will contain an unfolding storyline developed in partnership with DC Entertainment.
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