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CBR: Senior Producer Yanagi on DC Universe Online

Posted by Bob Tilley Monday, 27 October 2008

I wasn't going to add, this but I've been following DCUO since it's announcement back in 2007. More and more news is starting to pop up and I'm getting very excited about the look and feel of this game.

CBR News has been lucky enough to get a chance to ask some questions of Wes Yanagi, Senior Producer for “DC Universe Online.” As it’s still fairly early in the development process, there were some things that Yanagi could not speak to, but he answered as many of our questions as he could.

CBR: Are costumes completely customizable, or will the templates be based on existing character costumes? For example, if someone were to create a winged character like Hawkman, what is the level of customization they have to create their own look?

WY: We can’t get into too many details at this point, but when you create your hero or villain, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of body sizes, silhouettes and hairstyles. We spent a lot of time iterating on these designs with Jim Lee, our executive creative director, to get a nice range of choices. The costume options will be influenced by your character's origin, such as technology or magic. Once you roll a character, you’re not locked into that specific costume — it can change over time if you so choose.

CBR: Could you explain the idea of power themes as opposed to classes?

WY: We will have a wide variety of powers to choose from. Players will gain power as they level, and leveling occurs as players complete the game content. But we wrap this and tweak them in metaphors that make sense for these characters. In the DCU, heroes and villains become more experienced by training, discovering new powers, and practicing with the ones they already know.

CBR: How are you balancing the controls and gameplay between the PC and the PS3?

WY: With our current internal build, you can play with either a mouse and keyboard, or a PS3 controller. So, it’s really just a matter of personal preference with the controls. From a gameplay standpoint, we don’t see it as two platforms. We see it as two ways to play the same game, to step into the same universe.

For the enire interview, click here to head over to CBR...

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This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. 4th to 17th Oct, including Batman: Knightfall Pt11.
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GKO: PODCAST #42

This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. 20th Sept to 3rd Oct, including Batman: Knightfall Pt10.
09-10-10

GKO: PODCAST #41

This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. 13th to Sept 20th, including Batman: Knightfall Pt9.
14-09-10

GKO: PODCAST #40

This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. Aug 30th to Sept 12th, including Batman: Knightfall Pt8.
14-09-10

GKO: PODCAST #39

This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. Aug 23rd to Aug 29th, including Batman: Knightfall Pt7.
31-08-10

GKO: PODCAST #38

This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. Aug 9th to Aug 22nd, including Batman: Knightfall Pt6.
24-08-10

GKO: PODCAST #37

This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. Aug 2nd to Aug 8th, including Batman: Knightfall Pt5.
03-08-10

GKO: PODCAST #36

This week we have a new host and review Batman: Under the Red Hood along with all the news from the week.
03-08-10

GKO: PODCAST #35

This is our SDCC '10 coverage special covering all the news from July 19th to July 25th.
26-07-10

GKO: PODCAST #34

This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. July 12th to July 18th, including Batman: Knightfall Pt2.
19-07-10

GKO: PODCAST #33

This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. July 5th to July 11th, including Batman: Knightfall Pt1.
12-07-10

GKO: PODCAST #32

This week we interview writer Judd Winick about the Red Hood.
05-07-10

GKO: PODCAST #31

This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. June 14th to June 20th.
21-06-10

GKO: PODCAST #30

This week we cover the amazing release of Batman #700. June 7th to June 13th.
14-06-10

GKO: PODCAST #29

This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. May 31st to June 6th.
7-06-10

GKO: PODCAST #28

This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. May 24th to May 30th.
31-05-10

GKO: PODCAST #27

This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. May 10th to May 23rd.
24-05-10

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This week we interview with artist Lee Garbett to talk about his current run on Batgirl
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