Last week I saw the trailer for the new DC Universe Online game and was blown away. First lemme say, a 6 minute trailer for a videogame? eeek! Most movie trailers aren’t even that long. This is by far the best trailer I’ve ever seen. I’m excited to get my hands on the game, but not looking forward to the possible $15 a month online service fee.
This game is created by Sony and will be exclusive to the PS3 and PC, but they are making attempts to make it cross platform which would be really cool!
Stay tuned for the release date, early 2011.
The story of DCUO is set in the “present day” and the game begins with the arrival of a time-traveling Lex Luthor who has come to warn the Earth about a future battle that kills off the majority of heroes and villains, leaving the planet vulnerable to an invasion by Brainiac.
The cinematic trailer, “Who Do You Trust”, which appears to be the opening sequence of the game, depicts a dark future where Lex Luthor and other villains are engaged in what seems to be a final battle against what’s then left of the Justice League. The future Luthor and his allies (including Deathstroke, Joker and Harley Quinn, Black Adam, Giganta, Metallo, and Circe) battle Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Flash, Green Lantern, and Cyborg. Half of Luthor’s team (Black Adam, Giganta, Metallo, and Deathstroke) are defeated, while Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, and Green Lantern are destroyed. Luthor, Joker, Harley, and Cyborg remain while Brainiac‘s ship arrives overhead with an entire alien armada. Back in the present day, this future Luthor tells the Justice League that Braniac then proceeded to eliminate all of the heroes and villains who would attempt to defend Earth from his attack, Luthor remaining as the sole survivor. He stole some of Braniac’s technology in order to return to the present day and inform the heroes.
Luthor sends some form of energy towards the surface of the Earth, which ripples in a shockwave around the geographical locations around Metropolis and Gotham City, and tells the JLA that he has just given them a fighting chance against Brainiac. It turns out that this shockwave is Lex Luthor releasing exobots stolen from Brainiac into earth’s atmosphere. These exobots hold the power to bestow the powers of superheroes or supervillains upon anyone they come into contact with. Luthor hopes that this will give Earth a fighting chance against Brainiac’s invasion.