Infinite Crisis Devs Talk Destruction
If there is one thing superheroes are terrific at (besides making tights look a reasonable every day fashion decision), it’s destroying cities. Yes, even when they’re saving citizens from certain doom, superheroes are inevitably laying waste to the places people live. Look no further than the destruction porn finale of the latest Superman flick, Man of Steel, for the latest example. It’s a bit of a trade off: your lives for this beautiful place you all inhabit. It’s also why destructible environments in DC superhero MOBA Infinite Crisis isn’t just a nice addition, it’s a key feature.
In their latest dev diary, the folks at Turbine describe why they decided to make cars chuckable and buildings toppleable in Infinite Crisis (see above) and how it impacts gameplay. See below:
I’ve been in on the Infinite Crisis beta (Justice League of Legends as it’s hilariously known) for the past couple months, and I’m definitely enjoying it. It’s still very much in beta form, but it checks all the MOBA boxes while making it a blast to play as the DC heroes we know and love. The destruction is a nice touch, and being able to pick up a car and smash your opponent with it is terrific.
My chief complaint at this point is the lack of heroes — Champions in Infinite Crisis lingo. There are only 11 different core DC characters at this point. To be fair, most also have alternate universe versions that offer different abilities. For example, there is Nightmare Batman, Gaslight Batman, and Batman Batman. It’s nice Turbine is crossing into different realms for popular characters, but the trade off at this early stage is that it feels like a serious lack of variety. It’s downright odd Turbine would decide to go with alternate universe characters for the likes of Joker and Catwoman before adding champs like Superman, Aquaman, Darkseid, Grifter, Deathstroke, Starfire, Hawkman, Black Adam, Red Hood, Lex Luthor, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Brainiac, Bane, Constantine… alright I’ll stop. I think you get the point.
Anywho, it’s closed beta. More characters are being added all the time, and you just might be able to get in on the testing action. Register for the beta at the Infinite Crisis home page for your chance to save and destroy.