SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 22, 2011 – Following on the heels of its successful launch in January, Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that DC Universe Online (DCUO) is now available to North American customers as a digital download through the PlayStation ®Network. DCUO quickly became the fastest selling game in SOE’s history since its launch in January 2011 and has already added a wealth of new missions, items and content as part of both its Catwoman themed update in February and upcoming Two-Face themed update.
“DC Universe Online is our fastest-selling game of all time and we’re thrilled to offer the game digitally to an even larger audience of console gamers through the PlayStation Network,” said Chris Cao, Game Director of DCUO. “Gamers can now step into the DC Universe from the comfort of their own homes to fully enjoy the potential of their PlayStation 3.”
DCUO is the first online game based on the DC universe to offer physics-based action combat in a massively multiplayer world on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Players can create their own hero or villain and join forces with other players online, as well as DC icons like Batman , Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker and Lex Luthor in an epic battle to save, or conquer the universe.
Rated T for Teen with Mild Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence, DC Universe Online is available for download at the PlayStation Store for $59.99 USD (plus applicable taxes). Purchase of the game includes 30-days of gameplay for new subscribers, with a monthly subscription fee of $14.99 thereafter. A six-month subscription is available for $77.99 USD and a 12-month subscription for $134.99 USD.
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About DC Universe Online
Lex Luthor has traveled back through time with news of a dire future: While the heroes and villains spent years battling amongst themselves, Brainiac has been feeding on their powers, building strength to return to Earth and destroy humanity. To change the future, Lex has come back to set off a device that bestows super powers to thousands of every-day citizens and give humanity a fighting chance. Can Brainiac be stopped, or is this another nefarious Lex Luthor plot?
For the first time, players and fans will be able to enter the DC Universe as an active force for good or evil. A massively multiplayer experience, DC Universe Online delivers unparalleled high-energy, physics-powered combat that brings the player's extraordinary powers to life.
DC Universe Online was created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, and set within a world created by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.
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 devices. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, PlanetSide®, and the recently launched DC Universe Online™, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenons Free Realms® and Clone Wars Adventures™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities. Headquartered in San 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, Free Realms, Champions of Norrath and PlanetSide are registered trademarks and Untold Legends is a trademark 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.