Gaming firm Asiasoft has announced the start of DC Universe Online service for PC platform in Southeast Asia region starting last July 15.
DC Universe Online is a free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Action Game (MMOARPG) set in the popular DC Comics universe.
A player gets to create his/her own powerful hero or villain and to experience story-driven action combat gameplay as he/she fights alongside and against legendary characters such as Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor, and The Joker.
Developed by Sony Online Entertainment and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC Universe Online was developed in close collaboration with key creative talents at DC Entertainment, including Jim Lee (currently co-publisher of DC Entertainment) as the game’s executive creative director and Geoff Johns (currently chief creative officer of DC Entertainment) and Marv Wolfman as two of the game’s story writers.
“The DC Comics universe has many characters that are popular in Southeast Asian countries, such as Batman, Superman and The Joker, and Asiasoft is proud to partner with Sony Online Entertainment to bring award-winning super-heroes and super-villain gameplay experience in this region,” said Quach Dong Quang, regional product director (RPG/casual) of Asiasoft.
“As DC Universe Online is the first western free-to-play MMOARPG to be published in this region, the game is in line with Asiasoft’s key strategy to provide top titles to gamers in Southeast Asia.”
DC Universe Online’s Closed Beta Testing (CBT) ran from June 26 to 30. Players who participated in CBT are able to continue their progression immediately, as there is no character reset after CBT ended.
During launch period, players are encouraged to boost up two characters to level 30 for the chance to win a pair of round trip flight fare and accommodation to attend SOE Live, happening in mid-August at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas. For more information on the lucky draw, please visit this site.