DC Universe Online Dated

December 21, 2010

By Jimmy Thang

Sony Online Entertainment has revealed that DC Universe Online has gone gold and will launch January 11, 2011.

The superhero massively-multiplayer online game will retail for $49.99 on the PC and will come with a 30-day free trial period. After that, players will have to pay a monthly fee of $15 a month. Gamers can also opt in to pay a one-time fee of $199, which will grant them lifetime access to the MMO.

Having been in development for several years, Game Director Christopher Cao exclaimed, "Creating DC Universe Online has been a massive undertaking, and we’re excited to be that much closer to launch." In thanking the beta-testing community, Cao added, "We’re grateful to our beta players for providing us invaluable feedback in these final stages that has enabled us to put the finishing touches on a fun and exciting experience when the game launches in January."

DC Universe Online allows gamers to play as either heroes or villains. They will also be able to choose amongst several legendary DC comic book characters to be their mentors. Superheroes such as Superman, Batman, and The Joker are featured in the MMO.