"Lightning Strikes" DC Universe Online with New Downloadable Content

Tue, December 6th, 2011 at 11:05am PST | Updated: December 7th, 2011 at 6:41am

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Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that the second downloadable content (DLC) pack for DC Universe Online, Lightning Strikes, is now available. Featuring the scarlet speedster, The Flash, and the introduction of the game's eighth power set, Electricity Powers, the new DLC pack is available for download on both the PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

"The Flash is one of the premiere characters in the DC Universe and has long been a fan favorite," said Jens Andersen, DCUO Creative Director, Sony Online Entertainment. "We're excited to deliver a new and exciting adventure featuring The Flash with our latest DLC, Lightning Strikes. Players can participate in new solo and group content, new bounties, as well as interact with The Flash-themed characters and content - it's pure action-charged fun."

Lightning Strikes offers players new adventures with more intense action, over-the-top powers for epic battles and another legendary superhero for players to battle against or alongside on their journey to becoming the next legend. In addition to the new Electricity Power set, DC Universe Online players can now interact with The Flash-themed characters and content with new maps and features:

• Central City - Experience solo and group adventures with the all-new map.

• Flashback Duo - In the Flashback Duo, players can travel back in time to the very moment when Barry Allen became The Flash and battle foes inside the Central City Police Station.

• Electricity Powers - Players can now utilize the new Electricity Power set and use new types of healing powers and damage attacks in combat, including:

◦ Tesla Ball - Creates a floating ball of electricity that zaps nearby enemies

◦ The Shockwave - Shoots streams of electric bolts at enemies

◦ Ionic Drain - Drains energy from the environment to replenish a player's health while simultaneously damaging surrounding enemies

• New Gear - Players can earn all-new gear sets including the new Zoom-inspired set for villains, and the new Black Lightning-inspired set for heroes

• New Characters - Encounter new iconic DC Universe characters, includingLivewire, Black Lightning, The Top, The Trickster, Static and much more.

DC Universe Online's Lightning Strikes DLC pack is accessible for free for the game's Legendary members and available for $9.99 USD for Free and Premium players from the PlayStation®Network Store, through the in-game Marketplace, and on the PC from the DCUniverseOnline.com website.

DC Universe Online is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment. For more information about DC Universe Online, visit: www.DCUniverseOnline.com.

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 PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. DCUO Legendary access will be available for a $14.99 monthly fee. For players of the PC version of the game, Legendary access to DCUO is included in the all-in-one SOE All Access subscription.

About SOE
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Clone Wars Adventures™ and DC Universe Online™, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit www.soe.com.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, Champions of Norrath, PlanetSide and Free Realms are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

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