DC Enters MOBA Space with Infinite Crisis

The increasingly crowded MOBA space has a new competitor, and it is bringing the firepower of the DC multiverse with it. Infinite Crisis, developed by Turbine (Lord of the Rings Online), is a free-to-play title that allows you to play as the greatest heroes and villains from DC Comics.

“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 game will bring a steampunk and post-apocalyptic aesthetic to the stages within, along with map-altering events and interactive elements, such as calling down meteor showers and throwing cars.

Enjoy the announcement trailer here:

Although the gameplay, originality and storyline will provide long-term sustainability to the MOBA title, it is the heroes that most gamers will be interested in at first glance. As of the initial announcement, 13 characters have been introduced:

  • Batman (surprise!)
  • Flash
  • Doomsday
  • Green Lantern
  • Poison Ivy
  • Shazam
  • The Joker
  • Wonder Woman
  • Zatanna

This also includes a few alternate-themed characters:

  • Nighmare Batman
  • Gaslight Batman
  • Gaslight Joker
  • Gaslight Catwoman

The gameplay mechanics allow each character one passive skill and four active abilities (one of which is an “ultimate”). Similar to other MOBA’s, Infinite Crisis includes the classic archetypes of Assassin, Bruiser, Marksman, Blaster, Support and Enforcer.

Infinite Crisis

The game is being developed in conjunction with WB Games and DC Entertainment, so the plot and story should be in line with canon.

This immersive atmosphere could be what separates the title from the pack. Infinite Crisis will be released on PC later this year, with a beta available prior to launch.

What do you think about this announcement? Does Infinite Crisis look like it has potential, or will it get lost in the ultra-competitive MOBA space?

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5 comments

  1. Mizanthrope · · Reply

    I don’t think I’ll even take the time to download the game, as I don’t think it will match up to league or dota. And hey. Spiderman is yet again forgotten among the first 13 characters!

    1. CJGordon · · Reply

      Considering Spiderman is marvel, and this is a DC multiverse based game, It’s a wonder why you would even think Spiderman would be in it…….

  2. There is already quiete similar game but based on another universe – Marvel Heroes, which is on CBT right now. And seeing DC game is expected.

  3. †]-Prophet-[† · · Reply

    This is similar to back whn I was heavy in to comic book collecting years ago. Whn marvel and DC team up and made Ultraverse. It spanned across to many titles and the storyline got lost real fast. Interest feel faster then they could print issues.

    My only interest ws that of Wolverine/batman (mixed har). But the comic itself was to hard to find. So didnt care for the series.

    Not interested in this game at all!

  4. Shyllard · · Reply

    We already have DOTA and LOL, they cant beat them, don’t know why they even try and this game looks ugly like hell. Not interested at all.

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