Krypto the Superdog is the next champion coming to Warner Bros. and Turbine's multiplayer online battle arena game Infinite Crisis, the developer confirmed today. The genetically modified super-hound will join Kal-El and Kara Zor-El as the latest member of the Superman Family in the DC-themed strategy game on March 26.
Turbine describes Krypto as a melee control character who "favors aggressive play and all-in tactics." His many dog-themed abilities include Fetch, which lets players throw a bone for Krypto to dash toward. His bone can reveal hidden areas and while he's mid-fetch, he's immune to disabling effects.
Krypto can also use Vigilance, a skill that enhances other abilities; Man's Best Friend, which he can use to rush to defend his allies; On the Hunt, a devastating howl that slows enemies; and Piercing Howl, a loud bark that shoots a blast of air. Dawnbase has a full description of Krypto's powers.
Players will have the option to play as Krypto in his cuter, cartoonish form and in his more ferocious-looking New 52 form, seen below.
The inclusion of DC Comics' famous super pup raises the obvious question: When will cat people get their own hero, perhaps in the form of Red Lantern Dex-Starr? Given that Turbine has already added DC's evil space starfish Starro to the game, it seems like anything is possible.
Infinite Crisis is currently in open beta and the game will be officially released on Windows PC on March 26.