More than eight years after its debut on the PlayStation 3 and PC, superhero MMO DC Universe Online will launch on Nintendo’s latest handheld.
Slated for a summer release (no specific date has been confirmed) this Switch version of the game will come with all the content and features that have been rolled out over the past decade.
Developer Daybreak Game Company (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) gave a quick Q&A, explaining how DCUO on Switch will operate.
The studio confirmed that there will be no cross platform play, meaning those currently on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC won’t be able to join their friends playing on the Nintendo Switch.
Similarly, if you were hoping to import your characters from another version of the game over to the Switch then you’re out of luck. DCUO log-ins on Switch will be tied to your Nintendo account, the game operating on a “brand-new, fresh server, separate from all other communities”.
Although it will be free-to-play, Daybreak didn’t mention whether you’ll need an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription in order to access DCUO.
At launch, we scored the game a heroic 9/10 in our DC Universe Online review – bringing a fully fledged MMO to console was an impressive breakthrough at the time.
For those who’ve yet to play it, DC Universe Online is an interesting mix of third person action and online MMO. While there’s plenty of solo content, the real thrills can be found in it co-op dungeons and endgame raids.
As you immerse yourself in DCUO’s many storylines, you’ll visit familiar locations such as Metropolis and Gotham City while interacting with a huge cast of characters.
Not only that, you’ll get to create your very own hero or villain within the DC Universe, training under one of six mentors including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, Lex Luthor, and Circe.
Since launch Daybreak has continued to beef up its core DCUO package, adding new story quests, dungeons, loot, and power sets.
Originally the game launched in 2011 with six core powers. This has more than doubled over the years with cool new additions such as Light (think Green Lantern) and the most recent Water power set for you dozen or so Aquaman fans out there.
Source: Official DC Universe Online blog