DC Universe Online - Game Profile - EN

DC Universe Online

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GENRE: Free to play MMORPG
PLATFORM: Windows
DEVELOPER: Sony Online Entertainment

OVERVIEW

Set in the world of the DC Comics players will rise up as their own superhero or super villain, choosing their side and which of the universe is greatest characters they will align themselves to. With a fully customisable character Creator players can create weird and wonderful powerful new forces as they prepare for the ultimate war against such legends as Superman, Batman, the Joker and Lex Luther. DC Universe Online is a free to play MMORPG with some premium options such as subscription, a cash shop and purchasable DLC content.

KEY FEATURES

- Explore the DC Universe and head to infamous locations such as Gotham City and Metropolis
- Meet legendary heroes and villains, work with them or do battle against them
- Create your own new breed of super power and learn how to harness your abilities
- Extensive story driven quests and plotlines
- Free to play MMORPG

LORE

The final battle tore apart the world, as super heroes and super villains collided in a ferocious war that levelled cities and saw the death of many legends is including Black Adam, Wonder Woman and even Superman himself. Left standing after the battle was Lex Luther and a handful of his super villain companions, but little did they know that the entire battle had been orchestrated by Brainiac in an attempt to rid Earth of its superhero defenders and take it over once and for all.

Travelling back in time Lex Luther delivers a message to the Justice League; Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman detailing the events of the future and inform them of Brainiacs plan. Stealing the exobytes, small nanobot creatures that hold the powers of the heroes and villains of the future Lex Luther has released them into the Earth’s atmosphere giving rise to new heroes who must be prepared for Brainiacs final assault.

GAMEPLAY

In DC Universe Online players can choose to side themselves with one of two factions, either the superheroes led by Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman or joining the villainous forces led by Lex Luther, the Joker and Circe. Each faction has their own agenda and ongoing story arc that players will uncover as they complete a variety of different quests, exploring and adventuring through some famous locations from the comic books, cartoons and movies.

Players can create their own character, completely customising their look as well as their combat style, power types and what type of weapons they wish to use in battle.

LEGENDARY FACES

Aside from the three Mentors that lead each faction players will come across an all-star cast as they progress through the game, whether famous faces that float around in the background or those with their own agendas and quest lines that players can follow. Players will meet everyone from well-known characters such as Mister Freeze, Green Lantern, The Flash and Doomsday to supporting non-heroic characters like Commissioner Gordon, Lana Lang and Vicki Vale.

LEGENDARY LOCATIONS

Players will be able to travel to some well-known locations as seen in the comic books, classics such as Metropolis and Gotham City are staples to the franchise and players will be disappointed when they get to visit them. Other instance based locations such as Superman’s House of El on Krypton are also available and different versions of two main cities such as Gotham Under Siege which is a story driven area and Alternate Metropolis which is a paradox reality created from altering the natural timeline. Players will travel across these locations on foot, using superspeed, dazzling acrobatics as they climb up huge buildings and even flight as they saw over the skyscrapers.

PREMIUM CONTENT

The game is completely free to play with relatively unrestricted access to the main core game features, however there are a number of DLC expansions available which gives access to new powers, new quests and often new locations that are otherwise inaccessible. Players can also purchase Station Cash which is spent in the game shop to buy a variety of items, athletic cosmetics and skins and more. Alternatively players can purchase a subscription membership which gives full access to all the DLC expansions, discounts on marketplace purchases, exclusive promotions and offers and free Station Cash each month.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENT

O/S: Windows XP SP3 or higher
CPU: 2.4 GHz+ Dual Core Processor
RAM: 1GB
HDD: 30GB
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX+ or ATI Radeon X1950+