DC Universe Online DLC, EverQuest II F2P dated for December 6

By Steve Watts, Nov 30, 2011 9:30am PST

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a release date for the upcoming DC Universe Online DLC, just as the classic MMO EverQuest II goes free-to-play. Both MMO events are set to hit next Tuesday, December 6.

The relaunch of EverQuest II as a free-to-play MMO will include a new membership system, an updated Freeport city, and new quests. You can still purchase a Silver membership for $5, or Gold for $15. Gold membership will give you all regular races and classes, and Platinum membership is being discontinued. December 6 will also see the launch of the paid "Age of Discovery" expansion, which will add the Dungeon Maker feature and the Beastlord class. Since the class is tied to the DLC, it's not included in the Gold membership.

The DCUO pack is titled Lightning Strikes, and will introduce Electricity Powers as the eighth power set in the game. For obvious enough reasons, it features The Flash, whose Silver Age origin story involved getting struck by lightning. Comic book writers in the 50s didn't even pretend to understand science. It will cost $9.99, but Legendary members will get it for free.

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