Infinite Crisis

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Infinite Crisis Video Game Nightmare Batman & Wonder Woman Trailers

Warner Bros. Interactive released a pair of trailers for their free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game, Infinite Crisis.

Check out the Nightmare Batman and Wonder Woman trailers.

About:

Infinite Crisis is a new entrant into the wildly popular MOBA genre that delivers a heart-pounding competitive player vs. player battle experience set in the legendary DC Multiverse – a world in which familiar DC Comics characters have been reimagined in startling ways.  Featuring a wide variety of DC Comics heroes and villains, Infinite Crisis puts players in control of twisted incarnations of their favourite characters throughout the Multiverse such as Nightmare Batman and Gaslight Catwoman, playing in league with well-known characters including Green Lantern and The Flash.  

About Nightmare Batman:

Get your first look at the bloodthirsty hunter, Nightmare Batman, in Infinite Crisis’s first Champion Profile. One of the most formidable assassins in the multiverse, Nightmare Batman excels at hunting down fleeing opponents or slipping through the frontlines to prey on vulnerable enemies. Sign up for the Infinite Crisis beta for your chance to put his unnatural speed and strength to the test!

About Wonder Woman:

Learn all about Wonder Woman, the unstoppable Amazon, in this new Champion Profile. Unmatched in her mastery of war, Wonder Woman is at home in the thick of battle. She excels at distracting and disrupting her opponents and shielding her allies, easily turning the tide of a fight in her team’s favor.

Want to experience Wonder Woman’s strength and elegance for yourself? Sign up for the Infinite Crisis beta today!

For more information or to sign up for a chance to participate in the beta visit www.infinitecrisis.com

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DC Comics Infinite Crisis MMO Video Game Announced & Trailer

Warner Bros. announced a new DC Comics MMO video game that is free-to-play with Infinite Crisis.

The Infinite Crisis video game is described as being a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) featuring a heart-pounding competitive player vs. player battle experience.

Check out the trailer as well as more information below.

Infinite Crisis comes to PC later this year.

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Press Release

 

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS INFINITE CRISIS

 

 
First Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Game Based on DC Multiverse to Debut Autumn 2013 Players Can Register Now for a Chance to Participate in the Beta
LONDON, UK – 25th March, 2013 – 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.  

Infinite Crisis is a new entrant into the wildly popular MOBA genre that delivers a heart-pounding competitive player vs. player battle experience set in the legendary DC Multiverse – a world in which familiar DC Comics characters have been reimagined in startling ways.  Featuring a wide variety of DC Comics heroes and villains, Infinite Crisis puts players in control of twisted incarnations of their favourite characters throughout the Multiverse such as Nightmare Batman and Gaslight Catwoman, playing in league with well-known characters including Green Lantern and The Flash.  

“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.

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Brew’s Crew: Protector of Rann and hero of the galaxy — Adam Strange!

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(Editor’s note: This is another in a series of irregularly-scheduled columns by Managing Editor Byron Brewer, mainly dealing with cosmic comics and their many denizens. Mr. Brewer’s opinions do not necessarily reflect that of CosmicBookNews.com. He welcomes both raves and opposing views.)

By Byron Brewer

Created by the men behind Justice League of America, Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky, DC’s space hero Adam Strange is reminiscent of Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars series. Both characters have origins in which they are chased by threatening aboriginal peoples only to find themselves mysteriously transported at the last moment to distant planets where they become heroic figures.

In Carter’s case this is to Mars, while Adam Strange is transported to Rann. Both characters long to travel to a strange world to fight alien opponents and be united with a beloved woman who resided there. Although the John Carter stories depict a raw sort of adventure that includes swordplay, physical action, nudity and bloodletting, these are absent from Fox and Sekowsky’s Adam Strange.

Strange is an archeologist by trade suddenly transported from Peru, Earth, to the planet Rann through the “Zeta Beam.” (Natch!) Called on to protect the planet from ETs using high-tech weaponry, Strange grew to care for the planet and its inhabitants, especially the blue-haired Alanna and her father Sardath, whose experiments were responsible for the ray that had brought him.

Eventually, the effects of the beam wore off, automatically returning Strange to Earth at the exact point of departure, but not before Sardath had given him a schedule of beam firings allowing him to periodically return to the planet.

Independently wealthy, Strange traveled Earth, intercepting the scheduled Zeta Beams to defend Rann and be with Alanna. Although never a headlining character, Strange has had a consistent presence in the DCU.

Planet Heist, a 2004 eight-issue mini, written by Andy Diggle and penciled by Pasqual Ferry, updated Strange’s appearance and abilities by giving him a new costume, a spacesuit that allows for interstellar travel. In the series, Adam was prepared to relocate to Rann permanently when he was informed that the planet was destroyed and that he was blamed for its destruction.

In fact, Sardath transported Rann to another dimension to save the planet from the cosmic being Starbreaker (cool moniker, eh?), intent on destroying the planet. Adam, with the help of the Omega Men and the Darkstars (coming soon in Threshold, we hope!), among others, saved Rann and defeated the evil being.

When Rann was moved, its orbit was believed to have pushed the planet Thanagar (think Hawkman) closer to its sun, destroying much of the surface (it was later discovered that the actions of Superboy-Prime moved Thanagar). Many Thanagarians were relocated to Rann, but enmity between the two races resulted in a war, depicted in Rann-Thanagar War.

Strange, working with Hawkman, Hawkwoman and Green Lanterns Kyle Rayner and Kilowog, tries to end the conflict; it is a six-issue precursor to DC’s 2005-06 limited series/crossover event, Infinite Crisis. Strange was eventually able to end the war when he discovered evidence of Superboy-Prime’s role in Thanagar’s relocation.

Eventually, Strange became protector of Rann as well as a senior commander of L.E.G.I.O.N., ensuring peace with the Green Lantern Corps. He also helped create an alliance between Rannians, Tamaranians and L.E.G.I.O.N. after defeating Starro the Conqueror, ensuring security for Rann, the Vega System and the galaxy.

To my knowledge, Adam Strange has yet to appear in the New 52. But Keith Giffen is penning Threshold and we hear Jim Starlin is starting a new series for DC. Times seem good, don’t they?