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It's Monkey Madness in this New Batch of DCU Online Pics!

And have you looked at all the actors they've got voicing this game?

 I figure that saying about putting lipstick on a pig works just about the same for putting a cape on an ape. 

One of the enduring oddities in this crazy business we call the comics industry is the notion that a comic will sell more if it’s got a gorilla on the cover. The thinking led to a lot of apes showing up on covers in the 50s (even if they didn’t actually appear in the issue itself) and it led to that bizarre JLApe fifth-week event from a few years back. I wonder if the same conditions apply to the vidya games, because this latest batch of screenshots from DCU Online Bleeding Cool's collected has got more simians than even Dian Fossy could probably handle. If you peruse all the photos below, you’ll see Flash and some unnamed, player-created heroes battling Gorilla Grodd, Solovar and a whole whoop of armed and dangerous gorillas. I’m squinting, but I can’t seem to see the Ultra-Humanite anywhere in the fray. 

Peruse the pics for yourself, below...   == TEASER ==

After years of build-up, the game’s finally hitting shelves at the beginning of November. I haven’t been paying too much attention to it because my computer would probably cough up some blood trying to handle an MMO but, after a little snooping online, I found out that this game’s got a hell of a cast for the voices. Like seriously… Powers Boothe is voicing Grodd and JLU-alum Michael Rosenbaum is back as Flash. They’ve got players from the BATMAN animated series like Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, as well ones who've done turns in DC Animated DVDs like Adam Baldwin as Supes and Gina Torres as Wonder Woman. They even have news names like butt-kicking ballerina Summer Glau as Supergirl and two of the scariest villains in movie history - - Robert "T-1000" Patrick and Tony "Candy Man" Todd - - voicing Hawkman and Darkseid

And the 'stroke's in DCU Online, too!     

See what I mean?

Marv Wolfman wrote the script for this game and after seeing these, I feel like sharing that I had the very surreal opportunity to fight against him as one of his own characters recently. We were playing MORTAL KOMBAT VS. DCU at LA’s monthly Video Game Saturday. I was controlling Green Lantern and he was controlling Deathstroke, whom he created with George Perez during their seminal TEEN TITANS run. Even though he beat me (I let him win, I swear!) he was keen to point out that GL could never lose to Slade Wilson in the actual DCU - - which, I suppose, made the loss even more humiliating!

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22 Comments
Posted by Mainline

Great v. Wolfman story! :)

Posted by Mr.Hulk_Smashin'!

\m/ (>.<) \m/

Posted by Shadowdoggy

ok, so don't flame me to death, because I'm a total MMO neophythe, so......can you play them offline? 
like, at all? 
or is it online only? 
I have NEVER played one, so I really don't know 
and also- it's $15/month, right? 
that was the rumor I heard
Edited by Mumbles
@Shadowdoggy said:

" ok, so don't flame me to death, because I'm a total MMO neophythe, so......can you play them offline? like, at all? or is it online only? I have NEVER played one, so I really don't know and also- it's $15/month, right? that was the rumor I heard "

same questions. need a dcu online fellower to answer
Posted by Shadowdoggy

thank god I'm not the only one who had no idea  
phew!
Posted by Jordanstine
@Shadowdoggy said:
"ok, so don't flame me to death, because I'm a total MMO neophythe, so......can you play them offline? like, at all? or is it online only? I have NEVER played one, so I really don't know and also- it's $15/month, right? that was the rumor I heard "


To add to that question too: 
 
If it's coming to the PS3, online play should be FREE right?  So what is this $15 a month thing? 
 
Posted by TheAntiVillain
@Shadowdoggy:  dcu online is coming to ps3 so i think that it might be just the price of the game
Posted by Shadowdoggy
@Jordanstine:
I thought there was supposed to be a monthly fee for it 
at least, that was a rumor I heard 
I wasnt' sure, that's why I was hoping someone would definitively know  
maybe it's only charged monthly for PC users???????????????
Posted by countvontrey

I like how the Firefly/Serenity cast is showing up in these DC Animated Features and Joss is directing Avengers for Marvel.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@Shadowdoggy:
Its free for ps3 users but pc users have to pay a monthly fee
Posted by Precise
@Shadowdoggy said:
" ok, so don't flame me to death, because I'm a total MMO neophythe, so......can you play them offline? like, at all? or is it online only? I have NEVER played one, so I really don't know and also- it's $15/month, right? that was the rumor I heard "
An MMO is online only, simply because you play it with other people. And most MMO's require a fee to be able to play it.
Posted by TheAntiVillain
@Shadowdoggy: that would be bad business, unless pc gets more content
Edited by Shadowdoggy

@Precise:

awesome, thank you 
that's what I figured 
especially about the monthly fee part 
I suppose it hasn't been announced yet, but there has to be some sort of charge 
@TheAntiVillain:  
 very
bad
Edited by Jordanstine
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

"@Shadowdoggy: Its free for ps3 users but pc users have to pay a monthly fee "


I hope that's the case. 
 
I don't know if I'd pay $15 per month for a game I'd probably only play for 2-3 months at most, before the next hot new game comes out. 
 
Edited by Meizzner
Posted by Jordanstine
@Meizzner said:
"
its an mmo, you have to pay per month. PS3 owners will also have to pay 15 dollars a month to play 
 
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/110/1108657p1.html     "

Oh well.   
 
I wasn't a big MMO fan to begin with. 
 
Guess I'm just going to wait for Batman Arkham City and Marvel vs Capcom 3.
Posted by Red Rum
Posted by ComicCrazy

Can't wait for this.
Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

I know Robert Patrick can do a good Hawkman, I can't wait to hear Tony Todd as Darkseid

Posted by Video_Martian

game looks cool so far, plus its great to see the flash in a video game! =)

Posted by TheVindicator

47 days, 11 hours and counting....

Posted by LinuxScouser

I'm really interested in this game but I've never been a fan of MMO's and having to pay monthly after already shelling out money for the game itself.