Daybreak Game Company LLC today announced that the next Episode in the DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) saga, Halls of Power Part II, will be available for the PC, PlayStation®4 system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system this spring. In DCUO’s 14th Episode, players travel to the New Gods world of New Genesis, and the Celestial City, its capital, where Apokoliptian forces are wreaking havoc. New Missions, Operations, Raids and rewards await both Heroes and Villains in Halls of Power Part II.
STORYLINE: Darkseid is relentless in his efforts to gather ancient artifacts of the Old Gods and has turned his legions on the Celestial City, home of Orion and the New Gods of New Genesis. Meanwhile, on Apokolips, Granny Goodness is abducting Earth’s greatest Heroes and Villains to see how well they stand up against the cruelty of Apokoliptian machinations.
- Halls of Power Part II marks the debut of the New Gods Orion, Lightray, Steppenwolf, Granny Goodness and the Female Furies Lashina, Stompa and Mad Harriet in DCUO.
- New single and multiplayer adventures in Halls of Power Part II include:
- Daily Solo Bounty Missions on New Genesis – Players will be tasked with destroying or repairing Apokoliptian cannons and fighting Dreggs, Bugs and Parademons.
- New Duos – Players will have access to two new Duo Missions, “Necropolis: Resource Recovery,” featuring Mister Miracle and Mantis, and “League Hall: Malfunction,” where players will take on Orion or Mad Harriet.
- Four-Player Operation – In “Fatal Exams,” players must escape Granny Goodness’ brainwashing orphanage on Apokolips.
- Eight-Player Operation – Players must fight to reach a special teleporter to either stop Steppenwolf or defeat Lightray in “New Genesis Now.”
- Eight-Player Raid – “Happiness Home” requires players to help Oracle and Calculator save Superman or Black Adam from Granny Goodness.
- Episode 14 also includes new player rewards such as New Gods- and New Genesis-inspired Base Items, Feats and Collections, and new high level gear inspired by Mister Miracle and Big Barda (Heroes), and Kalibak and Steppenwolf (Villains).
JENS’ TAKE: “It is an immensely fun experience to reimagine The Fourth World for DC Universe Online , and players are really going to like what we have in store for them in Halls of Power Part II .We’re introducing some big names to the mix like Orion and Granny Goodness. Don’t let her appearance fool you though; Granny Goodness is far from a gentle old lady and will cause serious problems for both Heroes and Villains to overcome in this Episode.” – Jens Andersen, DC Universe Online Senior Creative Director
HALLS OF POWER PART I REFRESHER: Darkseid’s son, Kalibak, and the villainous Mantis called upon the agents of Darkseid to delve beneath the surfaces of New Genesis and Apokolips to help them retrieve powerful ancient relics for a dark purpose. The heroic Mister Miracle and fierce Big Barda assembled a force together in an effort to stop them.
DCUO’s Halls of Power Part II will be available this spring as a free download for Members and for purchase by non-members via the PlayStation®Network, the in-game Marketplace, or for PC players via the DCUniverseOnline.com website.
DCUO is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment. For more information about DCUO, visit www.DCUniverseOnline.com .
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