Today is the day that potential Heroes and Villains can flex their muscles, put a spring in their steps, and don their capes for the beta registration for SOE’s DC Universe Online. People wanting to sign up to get their superpower on early, can head over to www.dcuniverseonline.com and follow the steps to sign up. However, that’s not the talking point of the evening, since after you see the goodies, you will be tempted by the fates to pre-order… and up the ante on your game for release.
While SOE is spreading on the pre-order goodies, you will have plenty of different options to choose from, depending on what you really want to deck yourself with. For example, pre-ordering from Amazon will earn you a two-on-two arena battle in which you play as Batman, and an exclusive in-game item, the Amazonian Gauntlets (genius writing, wasn’t it?). Steam is offering Bane’s Venom Injector, while D2D has Mr. Freeze’s Zero Grenade. Having eight different armaments to choose from, you will have plenty of things to think about.
Especially since the Collector’s Edition for PC and PlayStation 3 hold a statue of the caped crusader Batman, ready to rain justice down on evildoers and designed by Jim Lee himself. The Collectors Edition also includes a limited edition “Art of DCUO” book, which includes 56 pages of the art, information on the making of the game and insight on some of the iconic characters players will encounter. Finally, a limited edition DC Universe Online: Legends Issue #0 comic, written by Tony Bedard (Green Lantern Corps) and illustrated by Oliver Nome, Michael Lopez and Livio Ramondelli with a variant cover by Jim Lee. It’s a lot to shake your batarang at, but enough to make you giggle with anticipation.