Publisher: Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Infinite Crisis is an upcoming Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (commonly abbreviated to MOBA) that is based on the DC Multiverse which appears in their popular Comic Books.
The game is currently in development at Turbine and is in its open beta testing stages. Turbine is perhaps best known as being the developers who previously developed The Lord of the Rings Online.
The game was published by Turbine’s parent company Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and the title is currently exclusive to Microsoft Windows supported PC’s. Infinite Crisis is a free to play game that makes use of in-game micro transactions via an in game store.
At the time of writing Infinite Crisis has no definitive launch date outside of a vague 2015 release window. The game will not be receiving a retail release and will be available instead exclusively via digital download on the official Infinite Crisis Website.
Infinite Crisis is the very first game that Turbine has developed since they were purchased by Warner Brothers in 2010. This game also marks a change in development for Turbine as Infinite Crisis is the first game that the studio has developed that isn’t an MMORPG.
However, like The Lord of the Rings before it, Infinite Crisis will be a free to play title that’s accessible to all. The microtransactions in-game has seen claims of a pay-to-win business model being leveled at the game.
Infinite Crisis’ development has been ongoing presumably since sometime between 2010 and 2013. On May 8th of 2013 the game entered its closed beta testing stages before finally entering into its open beta testing stages in March 14th of 2014.
Given that the game receives somewhat regular updates from the publisher and developer, they have announced plans to introduce a number of new heroes and villains from throughout the DC multiverse continuity of comic books.
When the game finally leaves its open beta testing stages and is released as a full product, the game will retain its free to play business model but it will also include more game modes, playable characters and more maps and stages.
Infinite Crisis has a story that covers a threat to the DC Multiverse in its entirety.
Now standing upon the cusp of destruction, the combat prowess of the Multiverse’s numerous Heroes and Villains is all that can save it from certain destruction.
Given that Infinite Crisis falls within the MOBA category, it does of course have a number of elements that are going to be inherently similar to other, more popular, MOBA titles such as League of Legends and Defence of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2).
When players enter the battle arena they will be taking control of their chosen Champion, so long as that character is available to them, as they move forward into the game world and combat the enemy team.
Players can progress further and level up to become stronger by defeating the enemy team’s mobs or can instead gain much more experience to help speed them along the way by destroying enemy champions in combat and destroying their turrets.
Players can progress down various “lanes” when playing in the classic game mode. These three lanes are commonly referred to as Top, Mid (middle) and Bottom. The middle lane is of course still the shortest path to the enemy base but is enveloped on either side by urban jungle, which is where most ambush attacks happen
The game features a few game modes that are all played in brief sessions of 20 to 40 minutes depending on match settings and player skills and abilities. Thus far, the game is split into the following maps:
- Crime Alley – This is a private map for 1 Vs AI gameplay that allows players at a new to intermediate level where they can get used to playing with their chosen champion. This map however only features one lane which keeps the practice somewhat focused and doesn’t allow for team based tactics experimentation.
- Gotham Divided – This is your basic 5 Vs 5 three lane map that serves as Infinite Crises’ main and most popular map as this is perhaps its most MOBA-esque map.
- Gotham Heights – This map differs a little from Gotham Divided. It retains the 5 Vs 5 combat but replaces the typical lane and destroy gameplay with that of a capture and hold ground mechanic. The map is circular in design and has 5 control points scattered across it. Standing on these points will begin the capture process which can be hurried along by having more team members standing on the point. The downside to this of course is that other spots are left vulnerable whilst your team gathers in one place.
- Coast City – Coast City too retains the 5 Vs 5 gameplay of previous modes but restricts the game to two lanes with a large Urban Jungle portion that houses elite drones and a doomsday device. Players must outmaneuver the enemy team in an attempt to destroy their bases power core. The doomsday device activates a guardian that will attack the closest champion, regardless of team, who will drop a ranged weapon that can be used as an emp when destroyed.
The following is a list of available characters in the Multiverse continuity that makes up Infinite Crisis.
- Batman of Gaslight Earth
- Batman of Nightmare Earth
- Blue Beetle
- Catwoman of Gaslight Earth
- Cyborg Doomsday
- Green Arrow
- Green Lantern
- Green Lantern of Arcane Earth
- Green Lantern of Atomic Earth
- Harley Quinn
- The Joker of Atomic Earth
- Joker of Gaslight Earth
- Poison Ivy
- Poison Ivy of Atomic Earth
- Robin of Nightmare Earth
- Star Sapphire
- Supergirl of Arcane Earth
- Superman of Mecha Earth
- Superman of Nightmare Earth
- Swamp Thing
- Wonder Woman
- Wonder Woman of Atomic Earth
- Wonder Woman of Mecha Earth
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game.