Earlier today Turbine, Inc.’s DC Universe-themed MOBA, Infinite Crisis, officially announced a brand new addition to its champion roster – Krypto the Superdog, the Man of Steel’s pet and sidekick since the 1950s. Krypto’s gameplay style is described in his champion spotlight as a “melee controller whose kit favors aggressive play and all-in tactics.” In addition, Krypto will be released with an alternate skin based on his New 52 incarnation.
Dawnbase provides the following bio for the newly added champion, as well as in-depth specs on his skills:
Although from the planet Krypton, Krypto’s planet of origin is not the only thing that makes him truly unique. Soon after the birth of his son, Jor-El genetically altered a Kryptonian hound to increase its intelligence and loyalty so that it would serve as a companion and guardian for his son. Later, as the planet Krypton neared its destruction, Jor-El tried to save his family by escaping into the Phantom Zone. The prisoners trapped within the Zone saw this as an opportunity to escape.
Krypto fiercely defended his family and threw himself at the Phantom Zone portal, driving the prisoners back. Unfortunately, his attack damaged the portal and he was trapped within the Zone. As Krypton entered its death throes, the desperate Jor-El was only able to save his son Kal-El, whom he sent to Earth. Thanks to the unusual qualities of the Phantom Zone, Krypto was able to follow Kal-El to Earth and kept watch over him there. When the prisoners of the Zone once again tried to escape, Krypto came to Kal-El’s aid. This time, though, Kal-El was able to save Krypto from the Phantom Zone.
Now finally reunited with his beloved master, Krypto fights alongside Superman as he protects the Earth.
Krypto the Superdog will be available for play on March 26th, 2015. Feel free to visit to visit the Infinite Crisis MOBA website to sign up and play for free.
Now, if only Turbine, Inc. would release an Ace the Bat-Hound champion…..