The next legend is you
A mysterious costumed figure stands on the rooftop of a bustling city, his cape billowing in the wind. Rain slicks the streets while superpowered rivals flash across the midnight sky battling in a blaze of multicoloured light. Villains cackle their way through evil schemes as heroes swoop in to thwart them. This is the world that awaits you in DC Universe Online, a massively multiplayer online action game (MMOAG) which makes you part of an incredible realm where wondrous feats are performed before your very eyes.
A dazzling animated introduction reveals the plot - evil artificial intelligence Brainiac has invaded. And a time-shifted Lex Luthor has travelled from the future to warn Earth's heroes that the only way to stop Brainiac's conquest is to train the thousands of new superhumans Luthor has created to defend the planet. It's up to you to defend it on the side of good... or evil...
With its glossy presentation, you're immediately drawn into the colourful DC Universe. Whether you're exploring the menacing streets of Gotham City, rife with burnt out vehicles and escaped prisoners, or the sunny technological wonderland of Metropolis, the epic settings look and feel unique. The imaginative style of DC's comic books is captured perfectly, beautifully complemented by artist Jim Lee's hand drawn cutscenes.
DC Universe Online is alive with activity and this amazing world is yours to explore. Where will you start your adventure?
Become a DC Universe icon
DC Universe Online is a superpowered playground for your heroic – or villainous – deeds. When you purchase the game you'll have the option to subscribe for a monthly fee (£9.99) , a three month package (£27.99) or a six month package (£49.99), making sure you don't miss out on this expansive and constantly changing game where new content is always being added via software updates.
All set? Then you can create your character using a vast number of options, such as powers, personality and costume, and you're ready to leap into the fray with some fast, entertaining and rewarding action.
The ever evolving environment is open for you to explore, so you can travel around challenging thugs and interacting with others, or just watch the world go by. Ready to leap into some missions? There are a variety of challenging objectives set by DC's big comic book icons. Depending on whether you are a hero or villain, you can take part in protecting civilians, destroying cars, battling other superpowered beings, stealing memories and other extraordinary deeds. There are dozens of missions to complete, as well as a brilliant array of diversions such as circuit race challenges, bonus areas filled with goodies and other side quests.
Between your developing abilities and armoury, and the presence of big hitters such as Superman to fight alongside, you're constantly made to feel an important part of the DC Universe. There's always something to do and see, and it takes good judgement and a power packed punch to survive the dangers that are out there. Your destiny in DC Universe is in your hands... become the next comic book legend!
The sky's the limit with your super friends
As much fun as it is to fight alongside the likes of Robin and Catwoman, your friends also play a massive part in DC Universe Online. A colossal online arena open to thousands of players, this is one game that is constantly abuzz with activity. By interacting with a legion of other player controlled heroes and villains, you're never playing in a fortress of solitude.
Your first step into a world of adventure is through the creation of your very own superhuman, and this process is a joy thanks to a wealth of options to tailor your character. Templates inspired by DC Comics icons such as Batman and The Joker can be used or you can create someone entirely new.
Your handiwork's appearance and abilities are formed by a choice of gender, build, personality, costume, power groups, weapons and even the way you move. Do you like to fly or prefer acrobatics? Love to have ice powers or something more magic based? You can even choose a mentor, such as Lex Luthor or Wonder Woman, which influences the type of armour and weaponry you can use.
Once your work of comic book genius is ready, you can enter the world and engage in running battles with other players, chat, go on quests together or just hang out and watch others bound around cityscapes and light up the streets with energy beams. There are many events and activities to join, from massive organised brawls to the Legend simulations where you can assume control of an established character such as Nightwing, join a team and take on other players in ready-made scenarios.
Online battles are swift and intense. Button mashing won't get you very far as strategy and thoughtful use of your powers is rewarded with victory and acclaim from your peers. The richness of the DC Universe creates an irresistible appeal only matched by the sheer number of different players and abilities you'll encounter on your travels. Where will you take your friends? Jump in with some buddies and make your mark on the DC Universe.