- Sony Online Entertainment Executive Director of Development Lorin Jameson
announced today news of new PS3 characters and holiday items arriving to fans in DC Universe Online.
To quote: Hope you're enjoying the most wonderful time of the year - the holiday gaming season!
One of the chief perks of a massively multiplayer online game is that the developers have a lot of freedom to make changes to the world, including creating special events throughout the year.
In DC Universe Online, we've just begun our new holiday-themed event Season's Greedings, which gives players fun new things to do set in a festive new look. As you make your way around Gotham City and Metropolis, you'll see that both are decked out in celebration of the season. But that's only the beginning!
All players are able to take part in a fun Holiday event starring our newest DCUO character, Larfleeze, the leader of the Orange Lantern Corps. Orange Lanterns? Yes, the Orange Lanterns, much like the Sinestro Corps or the Red Lanterns, are rivals of the Green Lanterns and are powered by the orange light of avarice, aka "greed."
Being a greedy little guy, it makes sense that Larfleeze wants all of the holiday presents for himself. As the player, it's up to you to track down the stolen presents, battle Larfleeze's deadly orange light constructs, and report your success back to Hal Jordan (if you're a hero) or Sinestro (if you're a villain) to collect your just desserts.
In addition to all of the fun, we've also added some great new holiday items to our in-game marketplace and vendors so you can make sure your character is dressed just right for the season. I mean, who wouldn't want to fight crime dressed as a heroic snowman?
DCUO is now free to download and play on PS3. Just look for the game in the PlayStation Store and check it out. Season's Greedings is running until January, so you have plenty of time to jump in and experience the holidays DCUO-style. We hope everyone has a great Holiday and wonderful New Year. See you in 2012!