DC's INFINITE CRISIS Game Going Open Beta in March, Digital Comic Coming in May
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The DC Comics free-to-play MOBA Infinite Crisis has been in closed beta for nearly a year. After 10 months of limited testing, the game will enter an open beta March 14, 2014, allowing any and all users to jump into the fray with their favorite alternate-reality versions of DC heroes and villains.
The game sees arena-based combat with characters from all over the multiverse with 27 "champions" ranging from Aquaman to a vampiric Batman and even a Superman in a giant mech suit of armor. Developer Turbine will continue to add new characters as the beta, and eventually full version of the game, progresses.
DC Comics will also be launching a new digital-first weekly comic based on the game in May 2014. The series will be written by Dan Abnett, with rotating artists, and will start coming out in stores in print in July. Like the wildly successful Injustice: Gods Among Us digital-first comic, the Infinite Crisis comic will be a prequel, taking place before the events of the video game.
According to a press release, Prime Earth Batman will join forces with the likes of Gaslight Catwoman, Arcane Green Lantern, Atomic Wonder Woman and Nightmare Robin. There will also be new characters introduced first in the comic.
Turbine did tell Polygon that the game would be sticking to six "core universes" for characters for the time being: Prime (meaning the main DC Universe, not the "real world" that Prime usually means in relation to DC Comics), Atomic, Arcane, Gaslight, Mecha and Nightmare, so we will likely see a storyline in the comic that shows how the barriers between universes are breaking down to clash them all together.