DC Comics MOBA 'Infinite Crisis' announced

Yes, yes, you may be sick of all the games in the MOBA gold rush chasing the success of Dota 2 and League of Legends, but if I were to say you could play as Batman in one, wouldn't part of you be a little bit excited beneath the bewilderment? Well, you'll be able to in Infinite Crisis, a free-to-play Dote 'em up which draws characters from across the DC Comics Multiverse.

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Yes, yes, you may be sick of games in the MOBA gold rush chasing the success of Dota 2 and League of Legends, but if I were to say you could play as Batman in one, wouldn't part of you be a little bit excited beneath the bewilderment? Well, you'll be able to in Infinite Crisis, a free-to-play Dote 'em up which draws characters from across the DC Comics Multiverse.

Infinite Crisis will bring heroes and villains together to push lanes and throw down, Warner Bros. announced today. As well as the main characters from the Prime world, we'll see counterparts from the steampunk Gaslight, supernatural Nightmare, and robotastic Mecha worlds.

As befits a super-powered dustup, you'll be able to mess up and reshape the environment by doing things like throwing cars and calling down meteors. WB also teases "map-altering events."

A peek at the announcement screenshots and character list suggest it follows the LoL model of one passive skill and four active, plus another two skills from a pool any hero can use. The map shown also resembles LoL's Dominion mode arena.

It may sound quite an odd idea but so did Monolith's Bat-FPS Gotham City Impostors, and our Steve certainly had fun with that. WB's already dabbled in licensed MOBAs too, turning The Lord of the Rings into Guardians of Middle Earth.

Developed by The Lord of the Rings Online maker Turbine, Infinite Crisis is slated to launch on PC later this year. Check the official site for more info and to sign up for the beta.

From The Chatty
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    March 25, 2013 7:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, DC Comics MOBA 'Infinite Crisis' announced.

    Yes, yes, you may be sick of all the games in the MOBA gold rush chasing the success of Dota 2 and League of Legends, but if I were to say you could play as Batman in one, wouldn't part of you be a little bit excited beneath the bewilderment? Well, you'll be able to in Infinite Crisis, a free-to-play Dote 'em up which draws characters from across the DC Comics Multiverse.

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      March 25, 2013 8:04 AM

      Somehow a MOBA game using heroes comic book characters make total sense.

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      March 25, 2013 8:26 AM

      What a brilliant idea. I really hope it's done well.

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      March 25, 2013 8:34 AM

      This could actually be neat.

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      March 25, 2013 8:56 AM

      everyone gets D list heroes for free, C list heroes are 5 bucks each, B list 15 and A 30

      i can see it now, batman pack includes batman playable hero and all alternate costumes from different eras for $200 sick can't wait

      at least the map isn't the original dota map i guess.

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      March 25, 2013 8:58 AM

      This is the first time one of those has sounded interesting to me. 8O

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      March 25, 2013 9:00 AM

      This is like the most durr thing ever.

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      March 25, 2013 9:53 AM

      I'd prefer if it wasn't free to play.

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        March 25, 2013 2:12 PM

        It would be stupid of them to charge for it. Especially against the current landscape for this genre.

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      March 25, 2013 10:12 AM

      Wow, I actually want to try this. Let's just hope it's not like that LotR Moba.

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        March 25, 2013 10:44 AM

        Not a fan of the health pickups and using the environment, but we'll see.

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      March 25, 2013 10:59 AM

      I'm interested

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      March 25, 2013 11:39 AM

      I laughed at the shot with Joker prancing down the lane. Might have to try this out.

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      March 25, 2013 11:50 AM

      Green Arrow bottom lane ADC with Aquaman playing support. "BATMAN, WHOSE FUCKING DICK DO I HAVE TO SUCK TO GET A GANK DOWN HERE?"

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        March 25, 2013 12:17 PM

        Batman nub gg.

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        March 25, 2013 2:27 PM

        Superman: Don't worry team, I will solo this shit.
        Batman: No, get the fuck back here noob!
        Superman: I'm superman, bitches

        ** Superman was slain by Capt. Boomerang **

        Batman: ....... gg

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          March 25, 2013 4:04 PM

          "It's your fucking fault Doomsday, you fed Captain Boomerang you noob piece of shit."

          It's going to be funny to see Robin and Superman duke it out until they're both low health, and then have Robin flash in and finish Superman off with ignite.

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            March 25, 2013 4:14 PM

            What I think we really need to make a thing is to take chat transcripts and apply them to actual frames from comics.

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      March 25, 2013 12:38 PM

      While I'm sick of MOBA's at this point, proper use of super heroes could be cool.

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      March 25, 2013 12:54 PM

      this could be cool! o_o

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      March 25, 2013 1:51 PM

      If you die to Aquaman they should play the old Q3 soundbite: humiliation!

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      March 25, 2013 2:07 PM

      I thought this said cancelled.

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      March 25, 2013 2:11 PM

      Turbine made this? News to me.

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        March 25, 2013 4:58 PM

        Turbine!?! You just made me go to read the article!

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      March 25, 2013 4:27 PM

      I think the idea of a comics based MOBA is more fun than the reality will be. I'll wait (and wait, and wait...) for Blizzard All Stars.

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      March 25, 2013 5:03 PM

      I like this idea better than the Mortal Kombat DC Heroes.

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      March 25, 2013 7:22 PM

      WAIT A MINUTE. So Batman will have plenty of badassery BUT CANNOT KILL THE ENEMY?

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        March 25, 2013 10:30 PM

        When he gets a 'kill', a swarm of 30 cops should run in and beat the enemy hero down.

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          March 26, 2013 12:11 AM

          His ult should be robin sliding down a pole that appears out of nowhere right before they do some sort of homoerotic Ace and Gary combo move.

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      March 26, 2013 12:41 AM

      Oh more MOBA stuff, awesome.

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      March 26, 2013 3:10 AM

      Erm... yeah, dunno. Think i'll wait for the Blizzard one...

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