Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced a new game called “Infinite Crisis”; a brand new Multiplayer Online Battler Arena (MOBA for those who like their acronyms) developed by Turbine Studios, the same studio behind the Free-To-Play online game, Lord of the Rings: Online. Infinite Crisis will also be FTP and will feature a deep roster of DC Entertainment characters and is scheduled for release in 2013 for PC.
Infinite Crisis is another entry into the growing MOBA genre which currently dominated by the likes of Leauge of Legends (LoL) and Defence of the Ancients 2 (DotA 2) which features Player vs Player battles set in the DC Comics universe which has been re-imagined for the game. Infinite Crisis will feature a wide variety of both heroes and villains to play as but will also featured twisted and altered incarnations of them 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 now you can check out the trailer below but what do you think? Is this something you would consider playing? Or are you going to stay faithful to the already popular Leauge of Legends or Defence of the Ancients series? What will indeed be interesting to see is how Turbine will tackle the steep learning curve and unfriendly entry level that MOBA games are infamous for. (Especially when it comes to DotA 2)