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DC Universe Online due late 2009, early 2010

Says comic writer working on the MMO

Sony Online Entertainment's DC Universe Online could be released late next year.

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So says Geoff Johns, the writer behind DC Comics such as Green Lantern, Action Comics and Justice Society of America, who's now penning the highly anticipated PC and PS3 MMO.

"It launches I think in early 2010, it could be late 2009," he told MTV Multiplayer.

"I've written the overall story and the path that gets you into the game and the areas of the universe and how to explore them, but not every line of dialogue. That's a fulltime job, it's too frigging big, too intense to write every line of an MMO. I'd probably jump off a building," he said reassuringly. Well, we're sure someone will help him finish it off.

Johns also explained that the game will feature a number of lesser known DC characters alongside the usual big names.

"Everyone knows Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, but this game gets you more entrenched in the universe," he said. "You meet the Metal Men, or Doom Patrol, and everyone gets a chance to embody something different."

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