Bat-ass: Infinite Crisis is a DC Comics MOBA from Turbine

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Just about anything can be turned into a MOBA these days— gods (opens in new tab) , sequels (opens in new tab) , and even Gandalf (opens in new tab) . The spaghettified web of comic book worlds and their classic hero vs. villain pairings seems like a natural fit for the teamwork and ability synergy found in those games, and Turbine agrees, bridging characters from the DC comic books with MOBA mechanics in Infinite Crisis (opens in new tab) , which will be free to play later this year.

All it took, apparently, was a couple of rocks falling from the sky. The DC continuum is split into parallel worlds and universes, you see, and things go bonkers once the barriers between dimensions are torn asunder for do-gooders and evil-doers to freely hop over. From a practical viewpoint, that gives Turbine the go-ahead to continually fill Crisis with more of DC's character stable through updates.

Crisis will launch with 12 characters to choose from, all wielding the gadgets, energy beams, and fists that made them famous. Some of the launch lineup includes alternate versions of recognizable heroes and villains from nightmarish and steampunk worlds. Here's the roster: Nightmare Batman, Doomsday, Flash, Gaslight Batman, Gaslight Catwoman, Gaslight Joker, Green Lantern, Poison Ivy, Shazam, The Joker, Wonderwoman, and Zatana.

Infinite Crisis will release sometime this year. There's a debut trailer up as well as an official website (opens in new tab) where you can fill out a couple fields for a chance to participate in the beta.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?