If you're one of the many people who are still enjoying playing DC's DC Universe Online multiplayer game, and you happen to be a big fan of the Flash, then today is your lucky day.
Earlier today a source revealed that the next DC Universe Online expansion pack will be called "Lightning Strikes" and will feature none other than the "fastest man alive," Barry Allen. This new expansion pack will give Flash a whole new world to play in, a new power set, new villains to beat in a whole new story. The report revealed that players will be able to play Barry's origin story and will feature the Cosmic Treadmill, which will allow players to travel back in time in Central City as they are given the opportunity to follow Barry Allen's story of how he became The Flash.== TEASER ==
Sony Online Entertainment's executive director of game development Lorin Jameson stated that we'll be seeing several other characters being brought into the fold, as well.
Black Lightning, Static, Weather Wizard, Professor Zoom, and Flash are all inside Central City. Outside Central City you'll see some of the Titans becoming bounties, so Raven, Starfire, and Cyborg will start making appearances in the open world, then also we've added the Trickster, Pied Piper, Abra Cadabra, The Top in there.
The reason we went with the Titans, by the way, is because we added Kid Flash as well as a bounty, so we wanted to get the rest of the Titans out there supporting him along with Static as well. We're really pulling out the stops in terms of characters players will be interacting with in Lightning Strikes.
For those wondering which Kid Flash Jameson is referring to, sorry Wally fans -- but that doesn't mean we should write off Wally from ever appearing in DCUO. At least not according to Sony Online Entertainment's creative director Jens Andersen.
Wally is not a cast member in the DLC at this time. This will continue the conspiracy that DC hates Wally West, cause he's not in the books right now, and not in our thing...
I can't speak for Jim (Lee) and Geoff, but for our part, we want to make it the most special, the heavens part and here comes Wally West into DCUO. So we'll make it epic when it happens!
Along with delving into the back story of Barry Allen, we'll get a lot more power sets and plenty of other character that will appear in the game. The DLC will be available later this year (not that there's much left of this year) and will carry a $9.99 price for anyone signed up with "free-to-play" or "premium." "Legendary" subscribers, however, will be able to download The Flash, Electricity and Central City for free. What d you think of the news? Does this get you excited to play DC Universe Online? How do you like the game?