A three-part content series titled The Death of Superman 2018 will kick off tomorrow (May 16) as an in-game event for the “DC Universe Online” MMO RPG, with Part 1 introducing Doomsday!
According to ComicBook.com, “Doomsday has landed in Metropolis, carrying a deadly plague with him, and his presence threatens the lives of all of Metropolis’ citizens. In this part, players will aid Superman and Supergirl to contain the deadly infection. Part 1 features new daily open world missions and weekly bounties for heroes and villains.” All DC Universe Online players level 10 and up will be able to participate in the event and earn some new cosmetic gear inspired by Lobo.
“DC Universe Online” Creative Director SJ Mueller spoke to ComicBook.com about the 3-part “Death of Superman” content. Here’s part of the interview…
As DC Comics fans gear up for the summer film debut of The Death of Superman, many are wondering if the DC Universe Online events will adhere to the original comics, or take its own narrative liberties. Should we expect a close tie-in to the comics, something more like the upcoming films, or something more wholly original?
SJ: “The Death of Superman story arc in DCUO is inspired by two enormous tales from DC Comics: the original Death of Superman run in the early 1990s and the more recent 2014 story about a gigantic, supercharged version of Doomsday in Superman: DOOMED. In the DOOMED storyline, he exudes a toxic gas that is deadly on contact. We incorporated the toxic gas within our gameplay, leading to an incredible gaming experience where citizens and players are in danger if they even approach this huge, terrifying version of Doomsday. We also supercharged our own in-game Doomsday model, making substantial visual updates for this new content release.”
It sounds like Supergirl will play a huge role in the event, but we don’t see much of her in the trailer for the film. Can you tell us a little more about how Supergirl will be featured throughout the event? Will we see any powers unique to this story arc?
“With Supergirl’s recent surge in popularity, we wanted this story to have a personal touch. After all, Kara is Superman’s cousin. They are family. Global cataclysms are exciting and all, but in this story arc, we wanted players to really feel the impact of losing Superman as keenly as Lois or Kara did. Players spend a lot of time with them. Because of their popularity and importance to the story, we’ve also updated both our Lois Lane and Supergirl models alongside the release of The Death of Superman: Part I.”