DC Universe Online super-powers its way onto the Xbox One today

DCUO_Xb1_006Daybreak Games (formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment) has finally released their popular free-to-play MMO, DC Universe Online, for the Xbox One.

As a special bonus for waiting so damn long, Xbox One players will get access to a few free items if they decide to download the game.

Being a “free” game, of course there’s a catch… Players need Xbox Live Gold, and those who want to make the most of their DCUO experience can upgrade to Legendary access, which will set players back another $14.99/month. But it’s certainly worth checking out of the DC Comics roster mixed with an MMO experience excites you.

See the official announcement below, along with a few Xbox One screens and a launch trailer.

Official Trailer! DC Universe Online Now Available on Xbox One!:

Official Trailer! DC Universe Online Now Available on Xbox One! #DCUOonXb1

DC Universe Online – Xbox One screens:

Daybreak Game Company has officially released the massively multiplayer online game DC Universe Online (DCUO) on Xbox One. Players can download and experience the title for free* directly via the Xbox Games Store. To celebrate the game?s launch, Daybreak Games has created three exclusive items free to download for Xbox One players: the Powered-Up Cape, Powered-Up Emblem and Vapor Aura.

?Xbox One players can finally channel their inner Super Hero ? or Super-Villain. Whether they want to run fast like The Flash, fly like Superman or wield ice like Captain Cold, we have more than five years? worth of content to adventure through in DC Universe Online,? said SJ Muller, DCUO Creative Director. ?DCUO is the only MMO set in the DC Comics universe, and its physics-based combat allows players to really feel like they are part of this action-packed Super Hero world.?

In DCUO, players create their own Super Heroes or Super-Villains and equip them with their favorite superpowers to protect or cause chaos in the sprawling comic worlds of Metropolis, Gotham City and beyond. Players can also fight as any of the 40 available iconic DC Comics characters in Legends PvP and PvE game modes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, Harley Quinn, The Flash, Green Arrow and more.

Beyond its core adventures, DCUO has continually rolled out new and ongoing events, stories and challenges through game updates and more than 20 original Episodes. 2016 has already seen the arrival of new content inspired by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Warner Bros. television series DC?s Legends of Tomorrow, with Water powers and new content focused on Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Darkseid and Gotham Girls still on the way.

Episodes, as well as Legends characters and powers, are available to purchase individually or can be accessed through DCUO Membership. Xbox One users will be able to access all content currently available, and in the future, all game updates and marketplace additions are planned to release simultaneously across all platforms.

DC Universe Online is the first title from Daybreak Games to be published on Xbox One. It will be joined later this year by the official release of H1Z1: King of the Kill on Xbox One (as well as the PlayStation 4 system and Windows PC).

DCUO recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, having originally launched in 2011 on Windows PC and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and, later, the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system.

DC Universe Online is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment. For more information, please visit www.DCUniverseOnline.com.

*Requires Xbox Live Gold membership.