The DC Comics licensed title “Infinite Crisis” is getting into the swing of things this summer with a trio of optional seasonal costumes for three of its characters. Also Read - Best free games to try on Steam during COVID-19 lockdown
The Joker, Aquaman, and Catwoman are all recipients of optional summer attire, aiding the DC/Turbine venture in its quest to make the most of mid-year superhero interest and a heightened awareness of the genre as “Dota 2” and “League of Legends” make high profile moves. Like “Dota 2” and “LoL,” “Infinite Crisis” is best suited to two small teams, both attempting to exert control over a set arena and complete various objectives along the way. It might not be as much of a draw among core gamers, nor a multi-million dollar annual tournament as added incentive for the most dedicated, but it does have a stable of recognizable comic characters to draw from. Also Read - League of Legends Wild Rift: The DOTA 2 replacement we were waiting for
The alternate universe hook of the “Infinite Crisis” comic book storyline means that players can pick and choose from a roster of heroes and villains — from Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern through to Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Doomsday. In common with many free-to-play games, including Turbine’s “Lord of the Rings Online,” players can purchase optional extras through a digital storefront; in this case, permanent access to characters from the otherwise rotating roster of fighters, and various cosmetic perks such as those in the current Summer Collection. Also Read - BGR Talks: Riot Games Head of Publishing, India and South Asia, Sukamal Pegu speaks about Riot Games' plans for India
Catwoman gains a wide-brimmed summer hat, black swimsuit and purple sarong. Aquaman, who is rumored to appear in 2015’s “Batman v Superman” film, is kitted out in a lifeguard’s uniform, swapping his trident for a beach umbrella. Meanwhile, The Joker digs out a safari-style get up in recollection of Alan Moore’s seminal 1988 graphic novel “The Killing Joke” — each new outfit goes for around $6.50 apiece. But it’s not just a period of summer fun and canny virtual merchandising for “Infinite Crisis,” nor the genre’s kingpins in “LoL” and “Dota 2”; the studio behind “World of Warcraft” is readying its own contender in “Heroes of the Storm,” currently in closed beta, anticipated for later this year and sure to make a big splash when the time comes.