The Flash To Receive All-New DC Universe Online DLC

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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?

Source: Newsarama

#1 Posted by Icarusflies (12246 posts) - - Show Bio

SO COOOOLLL!!! :D

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#2 Posted by NightFang (9647 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icarusflies said:

SO COOOOLLL!!! :D

#3 Posted by Morgan4242 (13 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this game, they have hooked me with free and now they can have 10 bucks every now and again if this thing sticks around for a long time.

#4 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

Now I just need to get the Green Lantern DLC

#5 Posted by papo (173 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice hopefully we get to fight the flash rouges

#6 Posted by Mercy_ (92085 posts) - - Show Bio

Not Wally = not interested.

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#7 Posted by danhimself (21904 posts) - - Show Bio

this plus my Flash armor is going to be AWESOME!!!!

#8 Posted by shrmntnk62 (250 posts) - - Show Bio

If this does well maybe they will get the ball rolling on a Flash movie or Flash Central City game. That would be rad as hell.

#9 Posted by danhimself (21904 posts) - - Show Bio

also who cares which Flash it is...you're not playing as him and you'll probably see him for all of 5 minutes in the game...so if it really bothers you then for those 5 minutes just pretend that it's Wally

#10 Posted by ReVamp (22859 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

also who cares which Flash it is...you're not playing as him and you'll probably see him for all of 5 minutes in the game...so if it really bothers you then for those 5 minutes just pretend that it's Wally

Da

#11 Posted by bigsoto74 (201 posts) - - Show Bio

I like City of heroes better.

#12 Posted by redbird3rdboywonder (3612 posts) - - Show Bio

wasnt sony online just hacked or something but this sounds cool though

#13 Posted by bigsoto74 (201 posts) - - Show Bio

@redbird3rdboywonder said:

wasnt sony online just hacked or something but this sounds cool though

Yep it was.

#14 Posted by elayem98 (454 posts) - - Show Bio

so is central city a fully playable city? or only for missions?

#15 Posted by danhimself (21904 posts) - - Show Bio

@elayem98 said:

so is central city a fully playable city? or only for missions?

they said that there are going to be bounties running around Central City but they all said that there will be a limit on how many characters can enter the city at one time so who knows...it's also not as big as Gotham or Metropolis

#16 Posted by Video_Martian (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

This news is frickin AWESOME, and I don't even play video games anymore ;)

#17 Posted by The Impersonator (4311 posts) - - Show Bio

This will continue the conspiracy that DC hates Wally West, cause he's not in the books right now, and not in our thing...

Really?

#18 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

If you're curious the next power slated to be Earth. Tank/DPS while Lightning is Healer/DPS

#19 Posted by danhimself (21904 posts) - - Show Bio

some more screenshots:

#20 Posted by fitchy101 (205 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

also who cares which Flash it is...you're not playing as him and you'll probably see him for all of 5 minutes in the game...so if it really bothers you then for those 5 minutes just pretend that it's Wally

At the top of the article it says 'Flash fans will get a chance to play as the character' so you do get to play as him.

#21 Posted by danhimself (21904 posts) - - Show Bio

@fitchy101 said:

@danhimself said:

also who cares which Flash it is...you're not playing as him and you'll probably see him for all of 5 minutes in the game...so if it really bothers you then for those 5 minutes just pretend that it's Wally

At the top of the article it says 'Flash fans will get a chance to play as the character' so you do get to play as him.

I don't see that anywhere in the article and if you ever do get to play as him then it will only be in the PvP Legends areas and not actually in-game

#22 Posted by danhimself (21904 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

@fitchy101 said:

@danhimself said:

also who cares which Flash it is...you're not playing as him and you'll probably see him for all of 5 minutes in the game...so if it really bothers you then for those 5 minutes just pretend that it's Wally

At the top of the article it says 'Flash fans will get a chance to play as the character' so you do get to play as him.

I don't see that anywhere in the article and if you ever do get to play as him then it will only be in the PvP Legends areas and not actually in-game

here is what's included in the DLC straight from SOE

"In this DLC pack, fans have the opportunity to immerse themselves in another great character and action-packed story from the DC Universe," said Jens Andersen, Creative Director for DC Universe Online. "With exciting gameplay, a new power set and new locations to share with your friends, we packed a whole new kind of fun into this DLC pack and are eager for our players to dive into another legendary adventure."

In addition to the new Electricity Power set, DC Universe Online players will also be able to interact with The Flash-themed characters and content with new maps and features:

  • Central City – An all-new map that offers players a more open world experience that provides on-going gameplay, with solo and group missions.
  • The Flash Museum Duo – Players can now experience the Central City of today and tomorrow. In The Flash Museum Duo, players can travel back in time to the very moment when Barry Allen became The Flash and battle foes inside the Central City Police Station!
  • Electricity Powers – Players now have the opportunity to get the new Electricity Power set for current and new characters. The new Electricity Power set allows players to leverage the lightning power of electricity and use new types of attacks in combat. Electricity Powers include the Tesla Ball, which creates a floating ball of electricity that zaps nearby enemies; the Shockwave, which shoots streams of electric bolts at enemies; and Ionic Drain, which drains energy from the environment to replenish a player's health while simultaneously damaging surrounding enemies.
  • New Gear Players can earn all-new gear sets including the new Zoom-inspired gear set for villains, and the new Black Lightning-inspired gear set for heroes.
  • New CharactersLightning Strikes brings players new iconic DC Universe characters including Livewire, Black Lightning, The Top, The Trickster, Static and more. New characters – such as Livewire – will be featured as new "Inspired By" options for players who can choose to create a new character inspired by some of DC Universe's legendary characters. Additional new characters – such as Black Lighting – serve as a bounty mission that players can fight if they choose to be a villain.

Lightning Strikes offers players a new story-driven adventure that offers up even more of the intense and fast-paced combat that distinguishes DC Universe Online, a game focused on superhero combat set in locations where gamers can showcase over-the-top powers in epic battles. The Flash adds another legendary superhero for players to battle against or alongside on their journey to becoming the next legend.

DC Universe Online's Lightning Strikes DLC pack will be accessible for free for all of the game's Legendary players and available for purchase for $9.99 USD for all Free and Premium players from the PlayStation® Network Store, through the in-game Marketplace and on the PC from the DCUniverseOnline.com website.

they say nothing about being able to play as the Flash

#23 Posted by Punchmaster12 (6 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still in the process of leveling up my characters, but once I do (and get the Fight for the Light DLC) you can bet I'll be downloading this.

#24 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2055 posts) - - Show Bio

I am gonna join Flash with my female hero that I designed Giovanna West (A twist of my own name) A gun-totting-Super Speedster! WHAT! i WANTED TO PLAY AS GIRL! nothing weird or strange about that right! I also have a villian avatar, Sentinel West!

#25 Posted by GothamRed (2561 posts) - - Show Bio

neat, bart allen is finally gonna be in something not made of paper

#26 Posted by elayem98 (454 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

@elayem98 said:

so is central city a fully playable city? or only for missions?

they said that there are going to be bounties running around Central City but they all said that there will be a limit on how many characters can enter the city at one time so who knows...it's also not as big as Gotham or Metropolis

ok cool thanks

#27 Posted by MatKrenz (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

Weather Wizard, Trickster, Pied Piper and Top are good BUT WHERE THE HELL ARE CAP COLD, HEATWAVE AND MIRROR MASTER ?. You can't have the Rogues without their leader. The moment they announce Cap Cold he will so be my mentor for my villain character.

#28 Edited by BlackArmor (6121 posts) - - Show Bio

this news is... ELEC-TRIC!!!!!!!!!!

#29 Posted by ips (62 posts) - - Show Bio

@MatKrenz: They are in prison on Stryker's Island and already in the game. They are the boss fight leading up to the final fight with Grodd.

#30 Posted by ips (62 posts) - - Show Bio

@bigsoto74: why? it's 10years old - it looks 20years old and it's kinda garbage too lol. DCUO has all the structure for a modern superhero MMO. once they release enough content and powers there won't be any excuse to hold onto those ancient superhero MMOs.

#31 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow not bad! Certainly like Barry so I might give this a go. Might.

#32 Posted by AwesomeAquaman (153 posts) - - Show Bio

This game feels really short and dlc can only go so far. I still enjoy it though, I might get this dlc for lightning powers!

#33 Posted by nnotdead (78 posts) - - Show Bio

i need to join a guild or something. i have been playing mostly alone, but now a lot of missions i am having trouble completing by myself.

#34 Posted by danhimself (21904 posts) - - Show Bio

@nnotdead said:

i need to join a guild or something. i have been playing mostly alone, but now a lot of missions i am having trouble completing by myself.

are you playing on PS3 or PC? EU or US?

#35 Posted by AlKusanagi (550 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool. I started playing on PS3 a couple of weeks ago and hit 30 the day before Skyrim came out. Needless to say, I haven't been back, but once I'm done with Skyrim I will be.

#36 Edited by bigsoto74 (201 posts) - - Show Bio

@ips said:

@bigsoto74: why? it's 10years old - it looks 20years old and it's kinda garbage too lol. DCUO has all the structure for a modern superhero MMO. once they release enough content and powers there won't be any excuse to hold onto those ancient superhero MMOs.

City of Heroes has been around for little over 7 years and the game has evolved. I don’t know if you have ever played, but the game’s graphics are amazing especially with the Ultra Mode Graphic Upgrade. City of Heroes is also the first game I have played where I can make a mission where my character is the final boss for others in the game to play. When I last played DCUO I was not able to customize the colors or change the animations of my attacks, I can in CoH. I like that we have co-op zone and missions where heroes and villains can team up fight a common enemy. Now we can also change alignments and switch sides to become good or evil, not to mention that CoH also has 14 archetypes. The list could go on how I like CoH better, but the fact is DCUO was released Jan 2011 and as of Nov 1 it is now free to play. That must be some sort of record it didn’t even last a year before it went free to try to keep some players and the game going. It took 7 years for CoH to do the same because of the loyal players, but it has reached the point of being free to play.

MMORPG are made to be fun and I have more fun fighting off the Rikti Invasion in Paragon City than fighting off Clowns in Gotham City. The one thing I did like about DCUO was that I made a Space Ghost character that did not get deleted because it did not violate Copyright rules since Space Ghost was published by DC. If I did that on CoH, they would delete my costume and name, and then give me the “Generic 001234” name in its place. I also liked the open world PvP DCUO has and I wish CoH would switch to that.

#37 Posted by mrmisanthrope (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@fitchy101 said:

@danhimself said:

also who cares which Flash it is...you're not playing as him and you'll probably see him for all of 5 minutes in the game...so if it really bothers you then for those 5 minutes just pretend that it's Wally

At the top of the article it says 'Flash fans will get a chance to play as the character' so you do get to play as him.

You don't play as any pre-existing character in the game. You can try to make them in the character creator, but that's as close as you get. What they mean is you'll get to play missions themed around The Flash, and his city will be added as an area.

It's more about lightning in general than Flash really, the point is a new power type will be added: Electricity. That's why Black Lightning, Livewire and Static will be added in despite not specifically being linked to Flash. Super Speed was already an available movement type. Villains will get a new costume that will allow them to look similar to Zoom. Heroes won't get to look like Flash though, they get shafted with Black Lightning's costume, which technically you could already make.

I'd like to see them try to add teleportation as a movement type.

#38 Posted by fitchy101 (205 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrmisanthrope said:

@fitchy101 said:

@danhimself said:

also who cares which Flash it is...you're not playing as him and you'll probably see him for all of 5 minutes in the game...so if it really bothers you then for those 5 minutes just pretend that it's Wally

At the top of the article it says 'Flash fans will get a chance to play as the character' so you do get to play as him.

You don't play as any pre-existing character in the game. You can try to make them in the character creator, but that's as close as you get. What they mean is you'll get to play missions themed around The Flash, and his city will be added as an area.

It's more about lightning in general than Flash really, the point is a new power type will be added: Electricity. That's why Black Lightning, Livewire and Static will be added in despite not specifically being linked to Flash. Super Speed was already an available movement type. Villains will get a new costume that will allow them to look similar to Zoom. Heroes won't get to look like Flash though, they get shafted with Black Lightning's costume, which technically you could already make.

I'd like to see them try to add teleportation as a movement type.

I know, I was silly for going on the title of the article, especially as when I commented I hadn't played the game yet. I have now (really enjoying it). Teleportation would be awesome. Can you get vehicles? I think that could be cool too.

#39 Posted by danhimself (21904 posts) - - Show Bio

@fitchy101 said:

@mrmisanthrope said:

@fitchy101 said:

@danhimself said:

also who cares which Flash it is...you're not playing as him and you'll probably see him for all of 5 minutes in the game...so if it really bothers you then for those 5 minutes just pretend that it's Wally

At the top of the article it says 'Flash fans will get a chance to play as the character' so you do get to play as him.

You don't play as any pre-existing character in the game. You can try to make them in the character creator, but that's as close as you get. What they mean is you'll get to play missions themed around The Flash, and his city will be added as an area.

It's more about lightning in general than Flash really, the point is a new power type will be added: Electricity. That's why Black Lightning, Livewire and Static will be added in despite not specifically being linked to Flash. Super Speed was already an available movement type. Villains will get a new costume that will allow them to look similar to Zoom. Heroes won't get to look like Flash though, they get shafted with Black Lightning's costume, which technically you could already make.

I'd like to see them try to add teleportation as a movement type.

I know, I was silly for going on the title of the article, especially as when I commented I hadn't played the game yet. I have now (really enjoying it). Teleportation would be awesome. Can you get vehicles? I think that could be cool too.

don't worry about it...the title is definitely misleading....no vehicles yet and I don't know how they would add vehicles since the movement types are there....in WoW they added vehicles because all you could do was walk and run but with DCUO you already have flight, superspeed, and acrobatics

#40 Posted by danhimself (21904 posts) - - Show Bio

what I really want is some more mentors and Tiered armors....like they should have made an Alan Scott Kindom Come inspired Tier 1,2, or 3 armor with the Fight for Light pack

#41 Edited by fitchy101 (205 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

@fitchy101 said:

@mrmisanthrope said:

@fitchy101 said:

@danhimself said:

also who cares which Flash it is...you're not playing as him and you'll probably see him for all of 5 minutes in the game...so if it really bothers you then for those 5 minutes just pretend that it's Wally

At the top of the article it says 'Flash fans will get a chance to play as the character' so you do get to play as him.

You don't play as any pre-existing character in the game. You can try to make them in the character creator, but that's as close as you get. What they mean is you'll get to play missions themed around The Flash, and his city will be added as an area.

It's more about lightning in general than Flash really, the point is a new power type will be added: Electricity. That's why Black Lightning, Livewire and Static will be added in despite not specifically being linked to Flash. Super Speed was already an available movement type. Villains will get a new costume that will allow them to look similar to Zoom. Heroes won't get to look like Flash though, they get shafted with Black Lightning's costume, which technically you could already make.

I'd like to see them try to add teleportation as a movement type.

I know, I was silly for going on the title of the article, especially as when I commented I hadn't played the game yet. I have now (really enjoying it). Teleportation would be awesome. Can you get vehicles? I think that could be cool too.

don't worry about it...the title is definitely misleading....no vehicles yet and I don't know how they would add vehicles since the movement types are there....in WoW they added vehicles because all you could do was walk and run but with DCUO you already have flight, superspeed, and acrobatics

I just thought of vehicles because of Batman, what with the Batmobile being nearly as famous as he is. And Wonder Woman can fly, but she has a plane...

#42 Posted by DarkShadows (742 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the best news I heard of the day! :D

And who cares which Flash it is, we're getting a new power set, playable city, villains and heroes.

It's worth $10 to me.

#43 Posted by nnotdead (78 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself: PC in the US

#44 Posted by Eyz (3095 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice! The Rogues :D

#45 Posted by Alleria_Evenstar (5 posts) - - Show Bio

can't wait fr d dlc... hard light is good but it feels a bit too melee oriented....to actually feel like GL... hope lightnin is mre of a ranged power

#46 Posted by batfan1939 (362 posts) - - Show Bio

What's the size of this download? The game's already 14 GB, I don't want to use up my computer's memory.

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