DC Universe Online Trailer Unmasks Epic, Dark Plot

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DC Universe Online Trailer Unmasks Epic, Dark Plot

A new trailer for DC Universe Online shows why heroes and villains will have to work together to save the world.

It's been five years since DC Universe Online first began production, but comic artist Jim Lee, Mark Hamill (best-known as the voice of the Joker), comic scribe Marv Wolfman, and game director Chris Cao were on hand at Comic-Con to show off a new trailer that fleshed out the game's backstory.

Up until now, all that's been advertised about the plot was that players would create a costumed character who would be working with the big names of DC's comic universe. The new five-minute trailer explains what's going on and why the world could use such an influx of super-powered beings, no matter which side of the "Good vs. Evil" fence they're sitting on.

The trailer is pretty epic. It shows a major battle between future versions of the Justice League and their enemies, eventually resulting in most of the characters dying shortly before Brainiac shows up to effectively take over a now-defenseless Earth. At the end of the clip, it turns out Lex Luthor has traveled back from the future to explain the threat to the heroes in the present, and ends things by stating that everyone has to work together in order to prevent Brainiac from succeeding when he arrives.

DC hasn't had too many games that have actually been all that great, though Batman: Arkham Asylum seemed like it could be the beginning of a videogame renaissance for the company's various franchises. Based on the trailer, it certainly seems like DC Universe Online might very well continue this trend when it's released on November 2nd.

Source: Gamespot

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I've been impressed with it... enough to almost order in advance. I'm still waiting for someone to convince me otherwise. Not sure why...

Anyways, the story intro has intrigued me and I think it might actually be pretty good. I just don't like that the heroes or villains will whine to you when you don't answer the call because a bus just landed on grandma who was trying to save a kitten from it as you try to lift the thing before it goes sky high with both of them and the pet store that's just right near it... I'm sorry guys, you're full grown heroes and you've been at this longer than I, I'm pretty sure you don't need me to hold your hand and you shouldn't be upset with me doing my job.

In the case of Joker, I'm pretty sure he's going to gas me... which will be awkward when he realises I'm wearing a suit that filters out such toxins.

I know the suit thing won't work... toxins need to work regardless of the form or filter in the game... but I like the scene I am playing in my head.

vansau:
Mark Hamill (best-known as the voice of the Joker)

I always figured he was best known as the guy in that film about a war which happened to be based amongst the stars.

Is this coming to consoles or did I dream that?

captainfluoxetine:
I always figured he was best known as the guy in that film about a war which happened to be based amongst the stars.

Is this coming to consoles or did I dream that?

The PS3 only for the console. Is the PC a console or a platform?

And the controls of which look pretty good. The servers will be separated from the PC though, which I'm actually disappointed, but it's entirely understandable. What with the coding and such.

captainfluoxetine:

vansau:
Mark Hamill (best-known as the voice of the Joker)

I always figured he was best known as the guy in that film about a war which happened to be based amongst the stars.

Is this coming to consoles or did I dream that?

It's coming to the PS3 and PCs.

Not to burst your bubble, but you're like half a week late. Even _I_ made a thread about it a couple of days ago!

Anyway, I hear that it's going to a standard $14.99 a month for PCs, and with PS3s you just need PSN+. Is this correct?

Mwhahaha! Av that 360 owners!

Looking forward to this, this is definitly getting my attention over FF13.

I don't know anything about the Game, but I know that that trailer was damn near the most epic thing I've ever seen...

Also: If im unable to call my characters either Captain Yesterday, Clobberella or SuperKing i will refuse to buy the game. Period.

Mantonio:
Not to burst your bubble, but you're like half a week late. Even _I_ made a thread about it a couple of days ago!

Anyway, I hear that it's going to a standard $14.99 a month for PCs, and with PS3s you just need PSN+. Is this correct?

I know that PSN Plus isn't required for the game. That was part of the panel info session.

Archemetis:
I don't know anything about the Game, but I know that that trailer was damn near the most epic thing I've ever seen...

http://dcuniverseonline.wikia.com/wiki/DC_Universe_Online_Wiki

There isn't a whole lot of info, and I apologise for that... but that's your best shot at learning as much as possible.

I haven't slept at all, so my memory is shot. Otherwise, I would give as much as possible.

Such as my rant in regards to when heroes and villains allegedly whine when you ignore them to go and be a hero/villain. Your seniors... asking for help. This doesn't work for villains because it shows weakness and it doesn't work for heroes because you idolized them.

vansau:

Mantonio:
Not to burst your bubble, but you're like half a week late. Even _I_ made a thread about it a couple of days ago!

Anyway, I hear that it's going to a standard $14.99 a month for PCs, and with PS3s you just need PSN+. Is this correct?

I know that PSN Plus isn't required for the game. That was part of the panel info session.

Those bastards!

How come PS3 Owners don't have to pay? Yet PC players are going to be nickled and dimed for it, you have my word!

Armoured Batman looked pretty damn badass! Shame I lack a PS3 or a decent PC to play it... _

the games i have no interest in always have the best trailers. oh well.

Mantonio:

vansau:

Mantonio:
Not to burst your bubble, but you're like half a week late. Even _I_ made a thread about it a couple of days ago!

Anyway, I hear that it's going to a standard $14.99 a month for PCs, and with PS3s you just need PSN+. Is this correct?

I know that PSN Plus isn't required for the game. That was part of the panel info session.

Those bastards!

How come PS3 Owners don't have to pay? Yet PC players are going to be nickled and dimed for it, you have my word!

That doesn't mean you're not paying monthly already. I think it's this way so no one has to be excluded or pay an extra fee.

Yes! For Braniac and Darkseid! I'm gonna beat the live s**t out of every one! WOOHOO!-Nerdgasm over.

There's never been any question about having to pay a subscription fee, but Sony's not stupid and isn't going to make you pay for PlayStation Plus on top of that in order to play the game.

Mantonio:

vansau:

Mantonio:
Not to burst your bubble, but you're like half a week late. Even _I_ made a thread about it a couple of days ago!

Anyway, I hear that it's going to a standard $14.99 a month for PCs, and with PS3s you just need PSN+. Is this correct?

I know that PSN Plus isn't required for the game. That was part of the panel info session.

Those bastards!

How come PS3 Owners don't have to pay? Yet PC players are going to be nickled and dimed for it, you have my word!

There's still going to be a subscription fee, you just won't have to also have PSN Plus.
*edit* Double ninjad

Mr. Grey:

Mantonio:

vansau:

Mantonio:
Not to burst your bubble, but you're like half a week late. Even _I_ made a thread about it a couple of days ago!

Anyway, I hear that it's going to a standard $14.99 a month for PCs, and with PS3s you just need PSN+. Is this correct?

I know that PSN Plus isn't required for the game. That was part of the panel info session.

Those bastards!

How come PS3 Owners don't have to pay? Yet PC players are going to be nickled and dimed for it, you have my word!

That doesn't mean you're not paying monthly already. I think it's this way so no one has to be excluded or pay an extra fee.

How is that so? PSN is free, you only have to pay for PSN+. They've said though that there will be a monthly subscription service for the game though. Which must now be referring to the PC owners.

How is that NOT paying an extra fee?

Mantonio:

Mr. Grey:

Mantonio:

vansau:

Mantonio:
Not to burst your bubble, but you're like half a week late. Even _I_ made a thread about it a couple of days ago!

Anyway, I hear that it's going to a standard $14.99 a month for PCs, and with PS3s you just need PSN+. Is this correct?

I know that PSN Plus isn't required for the game. That was part of the panel info session.

Those bastards!

How come PS3 Owners don't have to pay? Yet PC players are going to be nickled and dimed for it, you have my word!

That doesn't mean you're not paying monthly already. I think it's this way so no one has to be excluded or pay an extra fee.

How is that so? PSN is free, you only have to pay for PSN+. They've said though that there will be a monthly subscription service for the game though. Which must now be referring to the PC owners.

How is that NOT paying an extra fee?

No, you're paying through the PS3 as well, they're just not going to force you to get PSN+ on top of that.

PSN will be free, but you're going to pay monthly for the game on the PS3.

did i read that correctly Its for the PS3? AWESOME!!!! imma gonna play that game for sure.... w8 will i have to pay to play online? since most mmos have subscription and the PSN does not, idk whats gonna happen. anyone know?

Cool video, MMO's and DC's heros (Besides Batman) have never really interested me but the video was damn impressive.

Holy shit. That was incredible. God, I wish I had a PC or a PS3 so I could play this.

Mr. Grey:

Mantonio:

Mr. Grey:

Mantonio:

vansau:

Mantonio:
Not to burst your bubble, but you're like half a week late. Even _I_ made a thread about it a couple of days ago!

Anyway, I hear that it's going to a standard $14.99 a month for PCs, and with PS3s you just need PSN+. Is this correct?

I know that PSN Plus isn't required for the game. That was part of the panel info session.

Those bastards!

How come PS3 Owners don't have to pay? Yet PC players are going to be nickled and dimed for it, you have my word!

That doesn't mean you're not paying monthly already. I think it's this way so no one has to be excluded or pay an extra fee.

How is that so? PSN is free, you only have to pay for PSN+. They've said though that there will be a monthly subscription service for the game though. Which must now be referring to the PC owners.

How is that NOT paying an extra fee?

No, you're paying through the PS3 as well, they're just not going to force you to get PSN+ on top of that.

PSN will be free, but you're going to pay monthly for the game on the PS3.

Oh.

...well, I'm still not happy with it having a subscription in the first place. I can guarantee that if they made it a one-off payment they'd earn far more in sales.

I'm DEFINITIVELY gonna buy this NOW!

*EDIT* Black A(da)m owned Green Lantern and Flash...but then Superman owned Black A(da)m...I havent had a nerdgasm in so long...

Mantonio:

Oh.

...well, I'm still not happy with it having a subscription in the first place. I can guarantee that if they made it a one-off payment they'd earn far more in sales.

Yeah, me too.

But whoever said Sony and Warner Bros. had foresight?

captainfluoxetine:
Mwhahaha! Av that 360 owners!

Damn you, PS3! Damn you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well that was needlessly violent. Don't they want to bring in people who don't follow comics, like kids with parents with some disposable income? You're not going to do that by showing Superman being stabbed to death, Batman's corpse being beaten like a pinata, and Wonder Woman dead with balls of kryptonite in her mouth. You're only going to get the few hundred thousand(if that) that regularly buy comics.

Excuse me for a moment as I clean up the mess I made during that enormous fangasm. My god, this trailer was just ... epic. Nothing could beat this trailer. Trailer of the year, folks. My inner nerd is still jumping up and down like a lunatic.

I am tingling with anticipation.

That trailer is so ridiculously fucking brilliant. It might be a bit of a cross over but it's so cool.

The Great JT:
I am tingling with anticipation.

My _________ Sense is tingling!

I felt you should fill in the blank. Even if it is a Marvel born joke, it's one I think all comics can share. Also, this should be the last bad joke I make today... hopefully.

I'm torn over whether I should buy it for PS3 or PC when it comes out, I really really want to play it (especially if it means I get to run shotgun alongside the joker or batman) it's just figuring out which platform it's going to work best on. /ponder

Oh, and they totally need to do a feature length movie based from just that trailer detailing the war lex wages upon the JLA.

Very cool, very epic, but this is just a trailer. Let's hope the game is as good.

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