Hey everybody! Our next episode is Birds of Prey, and it launches on April 16. Plus, the event versions of the whole episode will be available free to all players level 15+ for a limited time. Whether you are just starting the game or already an expert, you will be able to jump in and experience the new story and content right away.
New Episode: Birds of Prey
The Birds of Prey has always been a strong, female-led team of kickass Super Heroes. Generally lacking the more convenient Superpowers like invulnerability or super strength or flight, the team relies on their martial skills, intelligence, and can’t-stop-us attitude to get the job done together. Following tech-guru and genius-hacker Oracle (Barbara Gordon, previously Batgirl), their diverse strengths come together with an unshakable moral compass to save the day.
Our story begins in the formative stage of this team. Black Canary, Harley Quinn, The Huntress, and Poison Ivy know of each other, and every hero knows and works regularly with Oracle, but they haven’t become the supergroup they are destined to be. They haven’t needed to – at least until now. In Metropolis, an increasingly unhinged Lex Luthor has just risen to new heights of insanity. He has blown up his own LexCorp Tower, causing the citizens of Metropolis to go berserk and plunging Metropolis into panic. And to get to the bottom of it, the world needs a new team.
A New Team
Throughout the episode, whether you have chosen to be a Super Hero or Supervillain, you will bump into Black Canary, Harley Quinn, The Huntress, and Poison Ivy as you too scramble to assist Oracle. Just as they are figuring out how to trust each other and work as a team, so will you, which means you will end up working with and fighting against these powerful characters along the way.
Black Canary is perhaps Oracle’s oldest friend and confidant, taking to the streets to fight crime with her exceptional skills in martial arts and her legendary Canary Cry. Her scream can render enemies hurt or even unconscious in a single breath. Lately her off-work endeavors have seen her using her singing voice in a less menacing way, and her new style reflects that.
The Huntress is another core member of the team traditionally, and she has grown tremendously under Oracle’s guidance. Previously singularly focused on violent revenge, working with a team for an even greater good is unlocking even more potential as a Superhero. Her new style still reflects her darker past fighting the Gotham City mob, but with a new focus on adaptability.
Harley Quinn is a newer addition to the team. Finding herself and stepping out of Joker’s incredibly unhealthy shadow and influence, she is still a bit of a loose cannon (or giant mallet). But Oracle’s patience is honed by years of personal sacrifice, with which she can relate to Harley. Harley’s… let’s say creativity… is already hugely benefiting this new partnership, and her new style reflects that confidence.
Poison Ivy is an on-again off-again Supervillain who is motivated almost entirely to protect the natural world she exists in. Oracle has recognized that noble intent, despite Ivy’s sometimes cruel actions, and has worked to harness Ivy’s drive to save the planet for the greater good. Her perspective and powers amplify the team’s potential in battle, as long as she can stay in control. Her new costume is a statement, that she and the natural world will not be destroyed by careless thugs or the petty agendas of Supervillains who would ignore or pretend the threat is not real.
You won’t want to miss this episode, so download and play DCUO today for free. The game is free to play, the event versions of Birds of Prey are free for months, and you don’t even have to have PlayStation Plus. All you have to do is:
- Download DCUO from PlayStation Store.
- Create your own unique Super Hero or Supervillain, with special powers and a look all your own.
- Start playing.
It’s a great time to get into or back into the game, because all episodes are also free-to-access with Open Episodes and bonus events up to the launch of Birds of Prey on April 16. Come join the team!