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July 20, 2010 // 1:32 pm - Today Sony European Product Manager Elliott Linger has detailed DC Universe Online PS3 pre-orders while the video game's official Facebook page announces beta testing officially opens.

To quote: We have some awesome new info for you on DC Universe Online - the incoming MMO title for PS3 and PC. Check out the below:

Get exclusive in-game weapons packs, DC Comics Issue #0 DCUO comic book AND the ability to play exclusively as Batman in a 2-on-2 arena battle! How? Pre-order DC Universe Online for PlayStation 3 and PC now!

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced an offer that will light up the world of gaming faster than a well-aimed Bat-Signal: a cache of exclusive in-game weapons, a comic book and the exclusive ability to play as Batman for fans who pre-order the forthcoming DC Universe Online for PlayStation 3 and PC.

The eagerly-awaited title, which combines the in-depth involvement of Massively Mulitplayer Online gaming with the stunning action and physics of the PS3, will let players step into the world of the DC Universe alongside its most powerful heroes, most devious villains and thousands of other players when it arrives this autumn.

The online buzz is already huge as fans anticipate doing battle next to Batman, Superman and The Joker. Now, as of today, gamers can stake out their turf as the world's next big hero or villain by pre-ordering their copy of the game and choosing their individual character's allegiance.

Part of the DC Universe experience is earning and selecting the weapons to battle your foes with - and those who pre-order get an immediate headstart in making their mark.

If you choose the side of good, you'll be able to strike fear into your foes from day one with the Hero Pack, featuring the slicing, spinning, Bladed Batarang, the gas-spraying, stun-inducing Bat-Grenade and super-protection for your hands in the form of the Amazonian Gauntlets.

If you take the side of evil, your Villain Pack will be equally impressive: You'll acquire The Joker's Trick Pistol (this weapon packs a punch, but you don't always know its direction) the riotous weapon, The Joker's Confetti Bomb, and the superpower-draining LexCorp Kryptonite Blaster.

Whichever side you come down on in the struggle, you'll get your hands on an exclusive DC Comics' DC Universe Online comic book - Legends Issue #0, as well as the ability to play exclusively as Batman in a 2-on-2 arena battle.

The DC Universe Online experience is set to be a game like none other. PS3 fans will find it a thrilling introduction to Massively Multiplayer Online gaming, where thousands of players roam an open-ended world, forming alliances, trading equipment and shaping their own destiny in the badlands of Gotham City or the gleaming towers of Metropolis.

PC gamers will experience action never before seen in an MMO, as combatants battle with power and speed, unleashing earth-shaking attacks and using anything they can lay hands on as a weapon. Regardless of platform, all gamers will find themselves in awe as they rampage freely through a world created by some of the greatest storytellers and artists of modern times.

The above plans will vary by country, so keep an eye out on the EU blog and at local retailers for more information on how you can get your hands on these exclusive new items!

Sony Details DC Universe Online Pre-Orders, Beta Testing Opens

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#2 - wilkinsonjohn99 - July 21, 2010 // 2:14 pm
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what we really want to know is how much will it cost in the UK, as i don't think any pricing for the EU has been released...

#1 - f3itic3ira - July 20, 2010 // 11:42 pm
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just signed up for the ps3 beta, hope i get accepted!