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DC Universe Online due in November

SOE's heroes-and-villains MMORPG based on Warner Bros.-owned comics picks up PS3, PC launch window; beta-testing window TBA.


Sony Online Entertainment has more or less followed a one-a-year release schedule when it comes to launching new massively multiplayer online games in recent years. In 2007, the publisher pushed out Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, with Pirates of the Burning Sea following in 2008 and Free Realms in 2009. Today, the SOE firmed up its 2010 plans, saying DC Universe Online will be available for the PlayStation 3 and PC this November.

The spandex trade will balloon this November.
The spandex trade will balloon this November.

Speaking with GameSpot, an SOE representative also briefly delved into the publisher's beta-testing plans for the game. While no concrete beta window has been established, the rep did say that DC Universe Online will benefit from a mass testing phase on both the PS3 and PC prior to launch.

Developed in conjunction with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC Universe Online lets gamers create their crime fighter or villain. Because it is set in the DC Universe, such locales include Superman's Metropolis and Batman's Gotham City, and a range of heroes and villains from the comic book publisher's immense stable will lend their presence to the game. The game will also benefit from heralded comic artist Jim Lee and scribe Marv Wolfman, who are contributing to the project.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of DC Universe Online.

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