Already released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, the Nintendo Switch is the next platform to see an iteration of DC Universe Online, the free-to-play super hero-driven MMO. The game was originally released in 2011 for PC and PlayStation 3, the latter of which was discontinued in 2018.
Currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC, DCUO will allow players to adventure through exhilarating stories, travel to iconic DC locations, and meet over 300 DC characters with handheld mode and TV mode options on Nintendo Switch.
“Bringing such a massive online game to Nintendo Switch has been a dream come true,” said SJ Mueller, Creative Director of DC Universe Online. “As soon as the Nintendo Switch released, the development team couldn’t help but wonder, what if…? Long story short, we are so excited for players to take their DC experience wherever they go.”
DC Universe Online allows players to channel their inner hero or villain by creating a unique, customizable character with a variety of superpowers. Players will experience thrilling, fast-paced battles alongside and against DC characters including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Joker, and more. Fans explore immersive, story-driven adventures in Gotham City, Metropolis, Titans Island, Themyscira, Atlantis and many other famous DC locations.
Sadly, the Nintendo Switch version of the game will not include crossplay and will have its own server at launch. Nor can characters be transferred to this new server. However, they haven’t ruled out crossplay capability in the future. While the game is free-to-play, DC Universe Online offers a monthly membership for $14.99 that gives players access to all power, all episodes, a 10% marketplace discount, and monthly virtual currency.
DC Universe Online will be released on Nintendo Switch this summer and requires an internet connection to play. For more information, visit the official website.