DC Universe Online Set for a January 11th Release in North America

DC Universe Online get’s a release date and a subscription price. More details after the jump.

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that the highly anticipated online action game DC Universe ™ Online (DCUO), has reached gold master status and will be available at retail outlets in North America on January 11, 2011 and in Europe beginning January 12, 2011 for both PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC platforms.   DCUO, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment,will be the first online game based in the DC Universe, the first MMO on PlayStation®3 system, and the first time DC Universe Online will be accessible to the millions of fans who have been anticipating the game’s release.

“Creating DC Universe Online has been a massive undertaking, and we’re excited to be that much closer to launch,” said Christopher Cao, Game Director of DCUO for Sony Online Entertainment.  ”We’re grateful to our beta players for providing us invaluable feedback in these final stages that have enabled us to put the finishing touches on a fun and exciting experience when the game launches in January.”

DC Universe Online will carry an anticipated retail price of $59.99 for PlayStation 3 and $49.99 for PC in North America.  The game includes a free 30 day game membership, with monthly subscriptions available thereafter for $14.99.  For customers playing the PC version of the game, DCUO will be included in SOE’s all-in-one Station Access subscription. Sony Online Entertainment will update the game regularly with new episodes featuring iconic DC Comics characters, new instances and major in-game events.

As the first traditional action-based MMO to combine fast-paced, twitch-based combat with an interactive physics system to deliver a new and unique gameplay experience, DC Universe Online brings the DC Universe to life, allowing players to create their own superheroes – or villains – and join forces with their favorite DC Comics characters such as Superman , Batman and The Joker to aid in saving – or destroying – the universe.

DC Universe Online is rated T for Teen by the ESRB with the following descriptors: mild blood, mild language, mild suggestive themes and violence.  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.