Why are hundreds of DC superheroes flying to Nintendo Switch? Could you soon be strapping on a cape and joining them?
DC Universe Online, the free-to-play MMO from publisher Daybreak Games, has been announced for the Switch platform. It now joins PS4, Xbox One and PC in the list of active platforms for the game (DCUO launched in 2011 for last-gen consoles). Create your own super-character (hero or villain), travel to iconic cities like Gotham or Metropolis, and have adventures alongside the World’s Finest. The game is regularly updated with new content (though not all of it is free).
“Bringing such a massive online game to Nintendo Switch has been a dream come true,” said SJ Mueller, Creative Director of DC Universe Online. “As soon as the Nintendo Switch released, the development team couldn’t help but wonder, what if…? Long story short, we are so excited for players to take their DC experience wherever they go.”
Daybreak and DC have not mentioned an exact release date for the Switch version of DC Universe Online, but we can expect it sometime this summer.
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 superpowers to thousands of everyday 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.