Warner Interactive Entertainment have announced a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) version adapting DC Comics’ “Infinite Crisis” book for release later this year.

Turbine, the developer of Lord of the Rings Online and Asheron’s Call, will be working on the game which will be PC only and available to play for free.

Turbine’s Jeffrey Steefel: ‘The Turbine team is very excited to reveal Infinite Crisis to the world and extend the MOBA genre with new features,’ he said.

‘We are utilising 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.’

The characters available to play will be multiple versions of popular DC folk which ties into the “Infinite Crisis” book and features the Multiverse where there are numerous versions of Batman, Superman, etc. The characters that have been shown so far are: Nightmare Batman, Doomsday, Flash, Gaslight Batman, Gaslight Catwoman, Gaslight Joker, Green Lantern, Poison Ivy, Shazam (aka Captain Marvel), The Joker, Wonder Woman, and Zatanna.

The references to “Gaslight” relate to a classic Batman book “Gotham by Gaslight” which is an Elseworlds imagining of a Victorian-era Batman who fights Jack the Ripper. If Turbine are to be faithful to the book, expect to also see Superboy-Prime, the Teen Titans, Aquaman, Power Girl, Firestorm, the Green Lantern Corps, Brother Eye, OMAC, Nightwing, and Lex Luthor.

Like their other gaming projects “Injustice: Gods Among Us” and “Batman: Arkham Asylum”, DC have confirmed they will be publishing a game-related comic in the lead up to its release.

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This article was first posted on March 25, 2013