New DC Universe Game Hits Stores Today
DC and Sony have been working on this game for a while now and finally today it will available on Playstation 3 and Windows PC.
I am not really big into video games per say. I do enjoy my Wii Sports, but as far as the massive multiplayer online games go I am not interested, not until now. As a self proclaimed "comic book nerd" this game seems pretty damn sweet. The whole concept is a dorks dream. Create your own hero (or villain) and go through this crazy comic book world interacting with the regular DC heroes and other players.
The whole thing is based on the fact that Lex Luthor has killed Superman in an epic battle only to find that this is a huge mistake since Brainiac is now set to take over and destroy Earth. So he goes back in time to warn the Justice League about the future and Brainiacs plan to destroy everything. This is where you come in. You design your own character and then decide to either fight for good or bad. I don't know much about World of War Craft but it seems like a similar concept. The whole idea of being a hero and working along side of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and Flash is pretty damn cool. If you want more proof that this game is pretty bad ass check out the 6 minute video introduction.
2011 is shaping up to be the year of the superhero. Green Lantern, Thor, Xmen: First Class and Captain America are all set to hit theaters between May and August and I have a feeling this game will be huge among the super and casual superhero fans. Some fan notes for you guys. If you grew up in 90's and watched Batman The Animated Series, Mark Hamill reprises his voice roll as the Joker and Kevin Conroy as Batman. Any Joss Whedon nerds out there will hear some familiar voices as well. Adam Baldwin does Superman, Gina Torres is Wonder Woman and James Marsters is Lex Luthor.