DC Universe Online Swooping In Around 'Early 2010'

Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming superhero MMO based on the DC comics franchise, DC Universe Online (PC, PS3), won't hit our hands until sometime around early 2010, according to the game's lead writer.

"It launches I think in early 2010, it could be late 2009," said comics writer Geoff Johns to MTV. nope Johns--whose writing resume includes stints on such comics as Justice Society of America, Green Lantern, 52, The Flash and Action Comics--has scripted the overall story and universe of Universe, and says the game will delve deep into the DC archives.

"Everyone knows Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, but this game gets you more entrenched in the universe," said Johns. "You meet the Metal Men, or Doom Patrol, and everyone gets a chance to embody something different."