Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sony Online Entertainment Announce 4 New Voice Cast Members For DC Universe Online

Sony Online Entertainment have announced 4 new voice actors in DC Universe Online. Wil Wheaton, known for Star Trek: The Next Generation, is voicing Robin. Arleen Sorkin will voice Harley Quinn, reprising her role from Batman: The Animated Series. Corey Burton will voice Brainiac, and Dwight Schultz voices The Flash.

Press Release

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 22, 2010 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced today that four new actors have been added to an already impressive cast of voice talent for DC UniverseTM Online (DCUO).    The new cast additions include Arleen Sorkin (Batman: The Animated Series), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Corey Burton (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Dwight Schultz (The A-Team, Star Trek: The Next Generation).

“The addition of these actors to our existing cast reaffirms our commitment to gamers to deliver the most fun and authentic DC Universe experience possible,” said Sony Online Entertainment executive producer John Blakely.  “They’re all experienced and talented performers and we’re excited for players to hear their work when they encounter them in the game.”

In addition to her career achievements as an actress, television host, writer and producer, Arleen Sorkin will again reprise her role as the Joker’s off-kilter girlfriend/henchman Harley Quinn, considered by many to be the most popular villainess onBatman: The Animated Series.

Wil Wheaton lends his skills to DCUO voicing Robin, the Boy Wonder.  As author, blogger and champion of geek culture, his successful acting career began in 1986 with acclaimed roles inStand By Me and Toy Soldiers.  Recently he’s appeared on Criminal Minds, NUMB3RSand Batman: The Brave and the Bold as the voice of Ted Kord, the Silver Age Blue Beetle.

Joining the cast as the voice of Brainiac, Corey Burton began his voice-acting career over 35 years ago, studying the craft of radio drama with the legendary Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear.  As one of the last authentically old school “voice men” in America, the San Fernando Valley native has voiced sound alikes and original characters for hundreds of entertainment and educational productions.

With forty years of acting experience to his credit, Dwight Schultz voices The Flash in DCUO.  Schultz is best known for his portrayals of ‘Howlin’ Mad Murdock’ from Stephen J. Canell’s The A-Team and ‘Reg Barclay’ from Star Trek: The Next Generation.  His voice credits include many popular videogames, TV and film animation projects such as Vampire Hunter D, Princess Mononoke, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and most recently, chef ‘Mung Daal’ from the hit cartoon series Chowder.


In DC Universe Online, players will be thrust headlong into an action-packed multiplayer 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.

DC Universe Online is scheduled to ship early 2011 for both the PC and the PLAYSTATION® 3 Computer Entertainment System at an anticipated retail price of $49.99 (PC) and $59.99 (console).   DCUO is rated “T” (for Teen) by the ESRB, with Mild Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, and Violence.  For more information, check out the product website at

About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold LegendsTM, PlanetSide®, and Star Wars Galaxies, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free RealmsTM, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered inSan Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, and Tucson, AZ, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development across various platforms and genres for audiences of all ages.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, Champions of Norrath and PlanetSide are registered trademarks and Untold Legends andFree Realms are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

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  • PS3: Sony reveal they have shipped 1 Million Move controllers to the USA and Latin America, on target to meet sale goals
  • Capcom admit one of the reasons for Dante's new look in DmC was to raise awareness of the brand, start discussions
  • Ace Team say their focus is on Rock Of Ages, will return to Zeno Clash 2 in the future
  • PC: Good Old Games announce Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard's Throne is on sale now for $9.99.
  • Atlus USA Financials, ¥3.299B from sales for fiscal 2010, 2009 was ¥2.732B. operating income ¥407M, up from ¥104M loss
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Have Released A New Developer Commentary Video For Fable III
  • PC: Required specs for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II released. Minimum, 2 GB Ram, 10GB HDD, Core 2 Duo
  • PC: ArenaNet clarify Guild Wars 2 DLC, if fans want more story, more dungeons, then they'll come via DLC or Expansions
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Reckless Racing On The iPhone
  • Bruce Boxleitner and Olivia Wilde have been confirmed as being in TRON: Evolution and providing voices
  • QTE Blog: Big Sandwich Games Announce Hoard Comes Out On 2nd November For $14.99
  • The Master System, known as Sega Mark II in Japan, has turned 25 in Japan
  • PC: Minecraft suffered a distributed denial of service attack earlier, speculation was angry fans did it
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases
  • 360: Team Meat say they've discovered a bug that effects Super Meat Boys Auto-Save, a fix is coming soon
  • David Cage reveals his Horizon Project was nothing more than a red herring to avoid leaks from voice actors
  • 360: Remedy say they are happy with Alan wake, the story and mood it set. marketing could've been better, stronger
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Trailer For NBA Jam On The PS3 And Xbox 360
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Chu Chu Rocket On The iPhone
  • PC: Call of Duty: Black Ops has full Steamworks support, auto-updating, achievements and more
  • Atlus announce Catherine has been delayed in Japan, now expected to come out 17th February
  • a UK survey by myvouchercodes found the PSP was the most returned gaming tech product over the last year
  • QTE Blog: Rising Star Games Have Released A New Trailer And Boxart For Ivy The kiwi
  • QTE Blog: Atomic Games Announce Breach For The Xbox 360 And PC And Detail Hardcore Mode
  • Voice actor, David Bateson, says Hitman 5 is "gob smacking". Hitman 5 has not yet been announced
  • Mac: Apple say the new MacBook Air's can use flash, users will have to download it themselves
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Announce The Fable III: Kingmaker Has Over 60,000 Players Taking Part