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WB Games, DC Entertainment and Sony Entertainment Online have released another trailer for their much-anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game DC Universe Online. Debuting this week at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, the new teaser focuses on custom storylines that allow players to fight with, or against, DC superheroes — “I can choose to save the world … or destroy it” — and shows off plenty of new game footage.
Watch the trailer after the break. DC Universe Online will be released in November.
On the heels of announcing two new biweekly miniseries, DC Comics has unveiled plans for a weekly title set in the world of DC Universe Online, the highly anticipated massively multiplayer game from Sony Online Entertainment.
DC Universe: Legends, which will debut later this year, is an attempt by the publisher and SOE to bridge the comic-book and gaming audiences. But just how will they go about doing that?
“First, we’re going to set up the conceit of the universe, how it works and what the rules are,” DC Comics Executive Editor Dan DiDio tells IGN.com. “We’ll also be trying to work gaming tips and secrets into the body of the book as we move along in the series. You’ll see a lot of support material including turnarounds and designs that went into the actual building of the game.
“What I think is the most exciting thing is that, if everything is working as well as we hope once we get down the line, characters that players create actually have an opportunity to work their way from the game into the comics themselves.”
DiDio also announced that Tony Bedard and Dan Jurgens will write Legends. Other creators will be named later.