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SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT TO REVEAL THIRD LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK ICON TO JOIN DC UNIVERSE ONLINE TEAM AT NEW YORK COMIC-CON

Fans at New York Comic-Con Will Get the First Chance to Play as Villains in DC Universe Online on Show Floor

WHAT:

The third comic book legend to join Jim Lee and Geoff Johns to ensure accurate DC Comics history and story continuity in DC Universe Online will be unveiled by Sony Online Entertainment during the New York Comic-Con panel,“Bringing the DC Universe to Life Online” on Saturday, February 7 from 4:15– 5:15pm in Room 1A24. This mystery guest will join Jim Lee, Geoff Johns and SOE developers Jens Andersen, Wes Yenagi and Jared Carr as they discuss their experiences bringing the DC universe from comic book pages to an online virtual world.

Sony Online Entertainment will also give fans a fresh look at DC Universe Online at SOE’s Booth #1551. In this new demo, fans will be the first to experience instanced combat as dastardly super-villains.

Immediately following the panel on Saturday, SOE will host a fan event, where they will get a chance to play the game and speak to the developers, Jim Lee and Geoff Johns.

DC Universe Online is an upcoming multiplayer online game in development for the PLAYSTATION?3 computer entertainment system and PC that allows players to become heroes or villains and interact with others in real-time. Set in a three-dimensional DC Comics world, DCUO features iconic locations such as Gotham City and Metropolis and classic characters such as Superman, Batman and the Joker. In this dramatic online world, players battle alongside their favorite DC Comics heroes and villains to aid in solving or committing crimes. The game includes action-based combat and a robust physics system that encourages players to manipulate objects in the environment and hurl them at enemies.

Please let us know if you’d like to attend the panel or the fan party. Details and contact information can be found below.

EVENTS:

PANEL:“Bringing the DC Universe to Life Online”

o Date: Sat., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

o Location: Jacob K. Javits Center, Room: 1A24

o A discussion with Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, SOE developers Wes Yanagi, Jens Andersen and Jared Carr, and a third mystery guest about the process behind creating DC Universe Online

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SHOW FLOOR DEMOS:

o Date: Fri., Feb 6: 1 p.m.– 7 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 7: 10 a.m.– 7 p.m.

o Location: Sony Online Entertainment booth #1551

o New playable demo of DC Universe Online, revealing instanced combat as a villain

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FAN PARTY:

o Date: Sat., Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m.

o Location: Jacob K. Javits Center, Room: 1A24

o RSVP now to demo DCUO and interview Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, our secret guest and the development team

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INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE:

o Jim Lee– World-renowned comic book artist and executive creative director for DCUO

o Geoff Johns– Legendary comic book writer and head writer for DCUO

o Jens Andersen - Creative Director, SOE-Austin

o Wes Yanagi - Senior Producer, SOE-Austin

o Jared Carr - Art Director, SOE-Austin

o Special Guest– The newest addition to the DCUO creative team

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VISUALS:

o Interviews with legendary comic book stars Jim Lee and Geoff Johns

o Game play for DC Universe Online

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