Sony Online Entertainment has recruited award-winning writer Marv Wolfman to join the creative team behind the DC Universe Online massively multiplayer game for PlayStation 3 and PC.Wolfman will write story arcs, quests and in-game events for DCUO. His seminal run on The New Teen Titans is a favorite among comic book fans, and along with his work on series such as Crisis on Infinite Earths, Batman and Superman, he has become one of the most recognizable names in comics of the last three decades. His credits also include creating and writing Blade, The Vampire Hunter.
Wolfman joins an all-star roster already at work on the game, including legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, who serves as the game’s executive creative director, and renowned DC writer Geoff Johns, who is crafting the game’s overarching story. DCUO is currently in development at SOE’s Austin studio in collaboration with DC Comics and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
“Getting Marv on board with DC Universe Online shows just how passionate and determined we are about making sure this franchise delivers for both video game players and comic book fans alike,” said John Smedley, president of SOE. “This is a true collaboration between the top talent at DC and SOE, and I believe the result of this creative alliance will be one of the most exciting, memorable online game experiences to date.”
Wolfman has been a creative force both on and off the pages of comic books. He recently worked as a writer for the popular Teen Titans animated series. In addition to Blade, which was turned into three hit movies starring Wesley Snipes and a TV series, he created Bullseye, the prime villain in the 2003 movie Daredevil. Wolfman has received numerous awards and recognition for his work, including the SCRIBE award for best speculative fiction novel adaptation for Superman Returns and a special commendation by the White House for his work on three anti-drug comics for the “Just Say No” program.
“As a gamer, this is a dream project in many ways,” Wolfman said. “I get to create new stories in the DC Universe that will make this video game world a truly unique, unforgettable experience.”
DCUO will offer a dramatic online setting where players can enter the DC Universe and battle alongside or against their favorite DC Comics heroes and villains including such icons as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Joker, as well as many other fan favorites such as Green Lantern, The Flash, Catwoman and Martian Manhunter. The action and drama will play out in such well-known locations as Gotham City and Metropolis among others.