Warner Brothers have announced that Infinite Crisis, a free-to-play MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game published by Turbine will be released on PC later this year. An alternate vampiric version of Batman who was bitten by Dracula after years of hunting the famous vampire, will be featured in the game as a playable character and is assigned the role of "Assassin" and will be called "Nightmare Batman." Also, Nightmare Batman's universe of origin is of course the nightmare universe.
Here is the official character write-up:
"Having succumbed to vampirism while hunting Dracula, Nightmare Batman’s unnatural speed and strength make him one of the most formidable and terrifying assassins in the Multiverse.
Initially, Bruce Wayne controlled the hunger, augmenting his skills with his newly gained vampiric abilities to fight his war on crime. In time, the hunger became too great and he brutally murdered the Joker, gorging on his blood. His control snapped, what remained was a wild killing machine, unpredictable but efficient.
Nightmare Batman isolates enemies with short-term stealth and multi-target slows and can lock down vulnerable foes for the kill with his ultimate."
Warner Brothers also released an official press release and revealed that the game will feature heart-pounding player vs. player action set in the DC Multiverse and will feature a wide variety of DC Comics heroes and villains.
BURBANK, Calif. – March 25, 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 favorite 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.”
You can also sign up for the beta by filling out an application here. You can also find out more about the game and check out the game's website here.
Posted by Dane Haji