DCUO offers a dramatic online setting where players can enter the DC Universe and battle alongside or against their favorite DC Comics heroes and villains including such icons as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Joker, as well as many other fan favorites such as Green Lantern, The Flash, Catwoman and Martian Manhunter. The action and drama will play out in such well-known locations as Gotham City and Metropolis among others.
Award-winning writer Marv Wolfman has joined the creative team at WildStorm Productions that is working with SOE to bring the DC Universe to life on the PS3 and the PC.
Supporting the game’s distinctive, dynamic look is a physics-based combat system that makes traditional role-based massively multiplayer online games a thing of the past. With DCUO, players will have virtual powers that feel truly epic in scope from the get-go. Fly around, grab a bus, and toss it at your foes. Shoot energy blasts from your power ring as you dash with incredible speed along the side of a skyscraper. Or turn rivals into ice cubes and then lob them from atop the Daily Planet building.
Born to a wealthy socialite family, Alexander (Lex) Luthor spent much of his teen years in Smallville, Kansas, under the care of his Aunt Lena. The hope was that fresh air and small town values would cure Lex of his annoying need to act like he was always the smartest guy in the room.
Of course, acting like the smartest guy in the room didn’t do much to help him make friends, so he went elsewhere, if for no other reason than to prove to everyone that he was in fact the smartest guy in ANY room. His efforts led him to become a captain of industry, and even occupied the most powerful office in the world: the Oval Office. But somehow, he always came in second….
…to a certain Kryptonian immigrant with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men…
So in his arrogance, Lex needs to prove that his genius knows no limit, and that’s what makes him better than that “strange visitor from another planet…”
- Based on the distinctive, acclaimed artwork and designs of comic book legend Jim Lee.
- Iconic DC Comic settings and characters, from Gotham City to Arkham Asylum, Batman to Blue Beetle.
- Players can enter a persistent DC Universe and fight alongside their favorite heroes and villains to play their own adventure in the mythology of these legendary characters and locales.
- DCUO will be an online world that stays true to the DC Comics property and allows players to feel and act like super heroes or villains.
- Physics-based fighting turns vehicles, streetlights and other players into weapons, resulting in dynamic combat scenarios that are different every time.
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