It's almost time for the world's tight-wearing, cape-sporting, crime-fighting super-freaks to get into their own MMO. DC Universe Online goes live on January 11 in the U.S. Available for both the PC and the PlayStation 3, DC Universe Online will allow players to create their own heroes and take direction from the masters of the DC Universe like Batman, The Joker and Superman.
Along with the usual pay-by-the-month rate, DC Universe Online will also offer players a one-time, play-forever price of $199, so if you know you're going to be playing this one for a year or more, it might be a good idea to pay this small price--imagine how much you would have saved with World of Warcraft if you did that, right?
If you're currently in the beta, an end-of-the-world event is planned for you, so the super-slate will be wiped super-clean, and newbs and leet will meet on an even battlefield when the flip is switched, and DC Universe goes live in January.
I'm looking forward to trying this one out on the PlayStation 3. I don't usually have the time needed to really excel in MMOs, but this one strikes my fancy, if only for the opportunity to create my great, female super-villain, The French Tickler.