THE BUZZ: Sony Online Entertainment has released details on the third downloadable content pack for its free-to-play MMO DC Universe Online.

The Battle for Earth throws players into a final confrontation with Braniac and introduces a new threat to the world. The pack also introduces a new set of Earth powers along with several new quests and a new raid. Battle for Earth is set to release “soon” on PlayStation 3 and PC according to SOE. The content’s official description reads:

The Battle for Earth offers players a new storyline with more action, epic battles, a ninth power set, and opens up a new chapter featuring a pair of the most legendary DC Universe figures ever – from the future. DC Universe Online players can look forward to new open world content, Duos, an Alert, and two Raids: Themyscira – Experience a new Raid on Wonder Woman’s home island that pits players against Chimeric Brainiacs and, ultimately, the deadly Avatar of Magic. Players will fight alongside mythical creatures such as Cyclops, Hydra and Colossus, while simultaneously protecting key units of Amazons and Beastimorphs.

EGM’s TAKE: So after all this time the battle with Braniac is almost an an end, but like in all good comic books don’t expect this to be the last time you see the super villain. What could this new threat be? SOE describes it as “shocking,” Could it be one of our beloved heroes turns? We’ll all find out once the content releases.


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