HEROES AND VILLAINS INVADE THE BIG APPLE WHEN DC UNIVERSE ONLINE™ TAKES OVER NEW YORK COMIC-CON

WHAT:

At New York Comic-Con 2010, fans will be able to immerse themselves in the upcoming superhero video game, DC Universe Online , as Sony Online Entertainment hosts booth demos (DC Comics booth #2243), panel "Creating the Next Legend" (Saturday, Oct. 9 at 4pm in Panel Room 6 1A21), press event (immediately following the panel, Event Room 1B01) and fan party (Event Room 1B01) during the show.

 

DC Universe Online brings the DC Comics universe to life, allowing players to create their own super hero - or villain - and join forces with their favorite DC Comics characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman and The Joker to aid in saving - or destroying - the planet. A massively multiplayer experience, DC Universe Online delivers unparalleled high-energy, physics-powered combat that brings the player's extraordinary powers to life.

EVENTS:

    <*> SHOW FLOOR DEMOS
      <*> Date: Fri., Oct. 8: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, Oct. 9-10: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. <*> Location: DC Comics booth #2243 <*>Demo the Harley Quinn PvE Encounter
    <*> PANEL: "Creating the Next Legend"
      <*> Date: Sat, Oct 9, 4pm - 5pm <*> Location: Jacob K. Javits Center, Panel Room 6 1A21 <*>Panel discussion with Jim Lee, Mark Anderson and Chris Cao exploring how DCUO opens a doorway into the DCU and allows players to step through that virtual portal and build their own legend in the DC Universe. Attendees will witness the public reveal of DCUO's character creation process and the debut of an all new trailer.
    <*> PRESS EVENT
      <*> Date: Sat., Oct. 9, 5 - 6pm (immediately following DCUO panel) <*> Location: Jacob K. Javits Center, Event Room: 1B01 <*>Hands-on demos including character create revealed along with VIP Interviews with Jim Lee and the development team
    <*> FAN PARTY
      <*> Date: Sat.,Oct. 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (immediately following DCUO press event) <*> Location: Jacob K. Javits Center, Event Room: 1B01 <*>Hands-on demos&VIP Interviews with Jim Lee and the development team
INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE :

Jim Lee: World-renowned comic book artist and executive creative director for DCUO

Developers: Chris Cao - Creative Director, SOE-Austin, Mark Anderson - Art Director for DCUO

 

VISUALS:

Interviews with legendary comic book stars Jim Lee and Marv Wolfman

Game play for DC Universe Online

 

CONTACT:

Ryan Peters           

Sony Online Entertainment           

(858) 577-3263          

rpeters@soe.sony.com           

Stacy Miles

Bender/Helper Impact

(415) 847-4400

stacy_miles@bhimpact.com

 

ABOUT:

About DC Universe Online

Lex Luthor has traveled back through time with news of a dire future: While the heroes and villains spent years battling amongst themselves, Brainiac has been feeding on their powers, building strength to return to Earth and destroy humanity. To change the future, Lex has come back to set off a device that bestows super powers to thousands of every-day citizens and give humanity a fighting chance. Can Brainiac be stopped, or is this another nefarious Lex Luthor plot?

 

For the first time, players and fans will be able to enter the DC Universe as an active force for good or evil. A massively multiplayer experience, DC Universe Online delivers unparalleled high-energy, physics-powered combat that brings the player's extraordinary powers to life.

 

DC Universe Online was created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, and set within a world created by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.

 

DC Universe Online will be available on PC and PS3. It is rated T by the ERSB.

 

Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest ® , EverQuest ® II, Champions of Norrath ® , Untold Legends TM , PlanetSide ® , and Star Wars Galaxies, as well as the recent kids' phenomenon Free Realms TM , SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, and Tucson, AZ, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development across various platforms and genres for audiences of all ages.

 

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, PlanetSide, and Champions of Norrath are registered trademarks and Untold Legends and Free Realms are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

 

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.


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