DCU Online Releases Fortress of Solitude Expansion

Sure, there was that time back in May where the PSN was down. That didn't stop everyone from enjoying DCU Online but it certainly stopped a good number of them. That's in the past though as the game has been humming along since then. What's about to make it even smoother is the release of the "Fortress of Solitude" expansion.

The expansion boasts the reluctant team-up of Superman and Lex Luthor fighting against enemies controlling the icy base. Those enemies just so happened to be controlled by Braniac. The expansion features an Eight-Man Group Combat Raid play mode, as well as new gear and loot (including three Kryptonian-inspired armor sets, heroes' suits with Superman's "S" logo and villains will have a "Z" logo for "Zod", as well as two Braniac inspired PvP armor sets). Additionally, there's the Fortress of Solitude PvP Deathmatch Arena, Batcave Group Combat Raid Hard Mode and Hive Mode Alert.

The expansion is available now for download. Lex Luthor doesn't like to be kept waiting. Full press release after the jump.

Braniac is back and on a mission to take control of Superman's most sacred hideout, the Fortress of Solitude, in DC Universe Online's (DCUO) latest game update. Join forces with Superman and Lex Luthor as they reluctantly team up to ward off Braniac's attempt to use the Kryptonian technology inside the Fortress to destroy the Earth.

Players will jump into the first of a three-part group combat raid where the battle is already underway and the arctic Fortress is under siege by Braniac and his minions. Superman and Lex Luthor will lead players through the maze of ice caverns that lead to the Fortress's entrance as they battle against the powerful forces controlling the icy base.

Licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the critically acclaimed DC Universe Online is the first massive online action game made for the PC and the PlayStation®3 featuring real-time combat action where players control every move. In the game, players are invited to step into the DC Universe™ and create their own customized super hero or villain, and join forces to fight alongside or against their favorite DC icons. Now available, the Fortress of Solitude content update is included at no additional charge for all active DC Universe Online PC and PlayStation®3 Computer Entertainment System subscriptions.The new content update for DCUO includes:

Fortress of Solitude Game Update Features:

Fortress of Solitude Eight-Man Group Combat Raid: Follow Superman and Lex Luthor as they team up to defeat Braniac and regain control of the Fortress of Solitude. Players will earn Marks of Distinction good towards purchasing new gear in the Watchtower or Hall of Doom.

New Gear & Loot: Part one of this three part raid series will introduce a new high level gear set featuring three Kryptonian-inspired armor sets, heroes' suits with Superman's "S" logo, and villains will have a "Z" logo for "Zod", as well as two Braniac inspired PvP armor sets.

Fortress of Solitude PvP Deathmatch Arena: For the true PvP lover, players can test their skills along with seven other friends in the first PvP Deathmatch Arena.
New Hard Mode Alerts: Hard Mode: Harder version requires four people and offers Tier 2 Gear.

Batcave Group Combat Raid Hard Mode: The original Batcave Raid that launched with the game is now also available as a four-player Group Combat Alert.
HIVE Hard Mode Alert: Now offered in a "Hard Mode" version, the HIVE Alert takes the challenge to a whole new level of fun and rewards players with Marks of Distinction.

The game update is available now for download.

For more information about DC Universe Online, visit www.DCUniverseOnline.com.

About DC Universe Online
Lex Luthor has traveled back through time with news of a dire future: While the heroes and villains spent years battling amongst themselves, Brainiac has been feeding on their powers, building strength to return to Earth and destroy humanity. To change the future, Lex has come back to set off a device that bestows super powers to thousands of every-day citizens and give humanity a fighting chance. Can Brainiac be stopped, or is this another nefarious Lex Luthor plot?

For the first time, players and fans will be able to enter the DC Universe as an active force for good or evil. A massively multiplayer experience, DC Universe Online delivers unparalleled high-energy, physics-powered combat that brings the player's extraordinary powers to life.

DC Universe Online was created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, and set within a world created by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.

Rated T for Teen with Mild Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence, DC Universe Online is available for PC and PlayStation 3 for the suggested retail prices of $49.99 and $59.99, respectively. Purchase of the game includes one 30-day game membership for new accounts, with monthly subscriptions available thereafter for $14.99. For players of the PC version of the game, DCUO is included in SOE's all-in-one Station Access subscription.

About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Clone Wars Adventures™, and DC Universe™ Online, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for virtually all platforms, including the PlayStation®3 Computer Entertainment System, Personal Computer, and mobile devices. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of the interactive entertainment space through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit www.soe.com.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.