SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heroes and Villains will soon have a place to call home as Sony Online Entertainment, LLC (SOE) today announced Home Turf, its sixth downloadable content (DLC) pack for DC Universe™ Online (DCUO). Available in early 2013 for download on the PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Home Turf will introduce customizable housing for the first time to the popular massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, providing players with a base of operations, and all-new customizable backdrops for super-charged combat.
"Home Turf is going to be our biggest DLC Pack to date, and add a completely new dimension to the game," said Larry Liberty, executive producer of DCUO. "The level of depth that we're adding to the new housing system will really let DCUO players live out their heroic or villainous fantasies like never before."
Players will be able to tailor their hideouts and lairs with a variety of themes and hundreds of unique furnishing items, as well as enjoy conveniences and amenities – like those found in the Hall of Doom or Watchtower – in their own unique custom environment. Additionally, lairs will double as battlegrounds where players can challenge each other in one-on-one PvP matches.
Along with player housing, Home Turf offers players new missions and boss fights at four iconic locations: Stryker's Island, Arkham Asylum, Steelworks and Ace Chemicals. Each location will offer players 10 missions to complete for 'Marks of Triumph,' which they can use to upgrade their lair and unlock its full potential and benefits.
"A secret lair or hideout is essential to any hero or villain, but it's more than just a place to hang their capes. It helps complete their identity and gives them a place to train, recharge, store weapons and plan their attack strategy," said Jens Andersen, creative director of DCUO. "However, no hero or villain's lair is safe from invasions by their enemies, and for that reason, we have introduced a new combat dimension to player housing. We will be sharing more details soon and cannot wait to hear what our players think."
DCUO's Home Turf DLC pack will be a free download for the game's Legendary members and will be available for purchase to Free and Premium players via the PlayStation®Network, the in-game Marketplace, or for PC players via the DCUniverseOnline.com website.
DCUO is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment. For more information about DCUO, visit www.DCUniverseOnline.com.
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About DC Universe Online
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 super powers to thousands of every-day 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.
DC Universe Online was created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, and set within a world created by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.
Rated T for Teen with Mild Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence, DC Universe Online is available for the PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. DCUO Legendary access is available for a $14.99 monthly fee.
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DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
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