DC Universe Online’s March update full of Penguin

Hit that level 30 cap a little too quickly in DC Universe Online? So did we. Luckily, the next monthly patch for Sony Online Entertainment’s MMO is a big one, adding more meat to that superhero casserole - Penguin meat, to be more specific.

In a recent interview, game director Chris Cao outlined plans for the upcoming March patch. Simply titled ‘Update 2,’ the new content will let players team up with Gotham’s own disfigured super villain by way of District Attorney Harvey Dent as they take on the portly Penguin. The instance will also solidify The Penguin into the game’s story by tying him to the Gotham underworld.

What's interesting, is that chance will play a factor in how the new solo instance plays out in that Dent/Two-Face will flip a coin at the beginning to decide his characteristics, leading to exactly 50% more replay value. Two-Face and his randomized coin toss will also appear as a Legends PvP character. Depending on how the coin flips, special attacks and character properties could be completely different from one PvP battle to the next as well.

Other updates mentioned in the interview range from subtle to hefty. Dimension-hopping Superman annoyance Mr. Mxyzptlk will appearance to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Though not a ton of info is available for the Mxyzptlk event, we do know that the Mxyzptlk will be outside of instances to cause city-wide havoc, and that players will have access to rewards like Celtic costumes for a limited time.

Above: The CG 'Fractured Future' trailer for DCUO. It's always good to see old Batman delivering oldschool beatdowns

According to Cao, the development team is also taking fan feedback into consideration as they plan more monthly updates. Cao mentions that PvP exploits have been addressed with this new patch, but the biggest addition will be what he calls “chat 2.0.” Very soon, PS3 players will get push-to-talk functionality with the D-pad in addition to a wide array of overhauled social features, including updated quick chat menus that make forming groups and kicking players easier. The social functions of the in-game PDA will also be tricked out as well.

In DC Universe Online’s case, more content can’t come soon enough, so it’s good to know that Update 2 is on the way.

[Source: Massively]

Mar 21, 2011

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  • Frexerik - March 22, 2011 12:28 p.m.

    Fucking love this game! cant wait for the update!
  • MysterEnygma - March 22, 2011 5:52 a.m.

    "I played this stinkin' a harp from Hell!" I'd probably buy this actually if my computer can run it and my PS3 wasn't packed with everything else.
  • SAUGAPRIME - March 22, 2011 4:51 a.m.

    Why is everyone in the future have only one eye lol, and no more holiday add-ons please, nobody liked the valentine's day add-on. There is no wonder woman missions no duo's no alerts no raids there is one superman alert & the rest is batman. Come on seriously stop with the batman stuff and even it out with the other mentors.
  • SAUGAPRIME - March 22, 2011 4:33 a.m.

    Is this game Batman universe online or DC universe online?

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