DC to launch weekly series set in world of <i>DC Universe Online</i>

On the heels of announcing two new biweekly miniseries, DC Comics has unveiled plans for a weekly title set in the world of DC Universe Online, the highly anticipated massively multiplayer game from Sony Online Entertainment.

DC Universe: Legends, which will debut later this year, is an attempt by the publisher and SOE to bridge the comic-book and gaming audiences. But just how will they go about doing that?

"First, we're going to set up the conceit of the universe, how it works and what the rules are," DC Comics Executive Editor Dan DiDio tells IGN.com. "We'll also be trying to work gaming tips and secrets into the body of the book as we move along in the series. You'll see a lot of support material including turnarounds and designs that went into the actual building of the game.

"What I think is the most exciting thing is that, if everything is working as well as we hope once we get down the line, characters that players create actually have an opportunity to work their way from the game into the comics themselves."

DiDio also announced that Tony Bedard and Dan Jurgens will write Legends. Other creators will be named later.

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