Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Michelle Becomes Circe for DC Universe Online

Great news for all gamers & comic fans! Michelle is lending her unique voice to the iconic supervillain Circe, for the upcoming online action game, DC Universe™ Online, reports Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE).

"We’ve hit the jackpot with a full cast that are veterans of all the movies, TV shows, and games that our fans are crazy about,” said Sony Online Entertainment Vice President of Development John Blakely. “Several of these actors are recognized as the definitive voices for these characters, and will help us in creating an authentic and exciting experience for fans when they get in the game.”

The "triple-A cast of voice actors" also includes Mark Hamill (The Joker), Kevin Conroy (Batman), Adam Baldwin (Superman), Gina Torres (Wonder Woman) & James Marsters (Lex Luthor).
Michelle Forbes (Circe) – One of the industry’s most prolific actors, Forbes brings an intense quality to every role she tackles. She has appeared in such independent films as Kalifornia and Swimming with Sharks. Last year she made her debut in the groundbreaking HBO series True Blood starring as Maryann, a wealthy local who has mysterious intentions. She has also appeared as Kate Weston in the critically acclaimed HBO series In Treatment. In 2005, Forbes received rave reviews when she starred as Admiral Helena Cain in the intelligent and politically charged series Battlestar Galactica.

In DC Universe Online, players will be thrust headlong into an action-packed online world based on the heroes, villains and landmarks of the DC Universe. In the game, players step into the role of the next legendary superhero or villain and are given the choice to save or conquer the universe online. Along the way, players will be fighting alongside or against iconic DC characters as well as other players for the fate of the DC Universe.
Circe is, of course, inspired by the Greek goddess. An immortal sorceress, she can turn objects and people into animals, seduce and manipulate; she is a powerful arch-enemy of Wonder Woman.

*Images from Who is Wonder Woman?

Update! Exclusive 'Who Do You Trust' video. It's quite awesome, I must say.
We catch a glimpse of Circe. Watch closely just past the 2 min mark. Delicious!

DCU Online release on November 2, 2010 for PS3 and PC. However, you can sign up for the beta right now! To register for beta access (both PS3 and PC) visit the game website at and click on the beta registration link.

And finally, the game will have a special collector’s edition available for PC only that will include a bitchin’ Batman statue designed by game director and artist extraordinaire Jim Lee. Also included will be a 56 page art book going over the making of the game, concept art and “insight into some of the iconic characters players will encounter.” Collector’s Edition buyers will also get a copy of the DC Universe Online: Legends issue #0 comic, written by Tony Bedard (Green Lantern Corps) and illustrated by Oliver Nome, Michael Lopez and Livio Ramondelli, with a variant by Jim Lee.

Circe screencaps added. Amazing! --chris

(Click the pics to enlarge)