DC Universe Online arrives on Nintendo Switch

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DC Universe Online, a massive multiplayer online game that is free to play, is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer according to Daybreak Games.  The game features popular DC locations, over 300 characters from the DC universe, and new adventures and is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Players create a unique hero or villains with customizable super powers with which to play the game, and they complete missions along side their favorite heroes and villains in a myriad of DC locations.  DC Universe Online’s Creative Director SJ Mueller had this to say:

“Bringing such a massive online game to Nintendo Switch has been a dream come true.  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.”

The Switch version will have its own server dedicated to Nintendo Switch. There is no cross-play with the game’s existing PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions, but a FAQ on the game’s website states that the studio “look[s] forward to exploring cross-play options in the future.” The PC and PS4 editions of DC Universe Online support cross-play.

You can check out a brief teaser trailer for DCUO below.

There are also no account transfers, so players who already have accounts on a different platform will have to start over with a new character if they want to play on Switch. You connect to DC Universe Online through your Nintendo Account.

DC Universe Online launched back in 2011 for PC and PS3, before coming to PS4 in 2013 and Xbox One in 2016. The PS3 edition has been discontinued.

View more information at DC Universe Online’s website.  Will you be getting DC Universe Online for the Switch?  Let us know in the comments!

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Ari Bard

I am currently a Sophomore at Case Western Reserve University studying mechanical engineering. I have been in love with DC since I saw the animated series and movies in the early 2000s. I started reading comics regularly at the start of Rebirth. My favorite character is Martian Manhunter.