Sony Online Entertainment has a lot going on for this November’s launch of the DC Universe Online game, including a fan event featuring Jim Lee and Marv Wolfman and a block party at SOE’s hq. VIP Beta keys will be available at all the events, as well.
DC Universe™ Online, Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™ and Magic: The Gathering – Tactics™ headline a full weekend of activities during San Diego Comic Con. DC Universe Online In addition to hands-on demos and giveaways, fans can expect some new surprises surrounding this upcoming action MMO during Comic-Con weekend:
• Panel Discussion On Saturday, July 24 at 3:30PM in Room 5AB, fans can join superstars Jim Lee (Batman:Hush), Mark Hamill (voice of The Joker in Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: The Animated Series), writer Marv Wolfman (The New Teen Titans, Blade) along with moderator Greg Miller (PlayStation Executive Editor, IGN) and members of the DC Universe Online development team for a peek at the exciting backstory of this action MMO. The panelists will reveal for the first time at Comic-Con the exciting intro cinematic to the game, where an earth-shattering chain of events puts you at the center of the salvation or ruin of the DC Universe! All attendees of the panel discussion will also receive a DCUO VIP Beta Key!
• DCUO Fan Event On Saturday July 24 from 6:30 – 9:00PM. the Seaview Room of the Marriott Hotel downtown will be the site where fans can meet Executive Creative Director Jim Lee and DC Comics writer Marv Wolfman, and be the first to hear about the latest game updates as well as participate in a Q&A with members of the DCUO development team. Fans can also get another crack at that exclusive DCUO VIP Beta Key; they’ll be available on a first come, first served basis along with other goodies!
Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Based on the popular Cartoon Network series, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures makes its Comic Con debut! Fans will have a chance to exercise their inner Jedi Knight®, with a sneak preview of the game before it goes live this Fall, speeding through space in a starfighter, dueling against iconic adversaries or even taking out waves of battle droids in Tower Defense! Magic: The Gathering – Tactics For fans of fantasy, tactical combat and Magic: The Gathering, this is their happy place! Attendees who take the reigns in Magic: The Gathering – Tactics will be transformed into a Planeswalker, a powerful mage who commands devastating spells and incredible creatures. Players can take their skills into intense online tactical battles as they fight in richly illustrated environments with all five colors of MagicTM. SOE Block Party The SOE Block Party gives fans the chance to join fellow gamers and the developers of SOE’s games at SOE’s San Diego, CA headquarters for music, food, tours, game previews, give-aways, raffles and much more. Additionally, the party will offer activities for kids, so it’s a great activity for the entire family! All are welcome! Attendance is FREE! Shuttle buses are scheduled to travel round-trip to SOE from Comic-Con every 30 minutes from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Look for the SOE signs in front of the Marriot Hotel, located north of the Convention Center (toward convention area A). Buses will be returning to the Convention Center every 30 minutes until 8:00pm.
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