DC Universe Online is celebrating 80 years of Superman… with the Death of Superman

For 80 years, everyone has enjoyed Superman. Everyone other than balding, transparently evil corporate overlords, anyhow. DC Universe Online players have enjoyed him in a more active role, though, so it may seem a bit odd that the game’s big event to celebrate four score years of the Last Son of Krypton is… the Death of Superman. That’s a bit unusual, isn’t it? “To celebrate your anniversary, you’ll die”?

Of course, the story it’s based upon is iconic. And there’s plenty to do in the update, too; players will be able to explore a new version of Metropolis in the wake of Doomsday’s rampage along with new daily and weekly missions. So it’s a celebration of an important part of the character’s history, and not to spoil a decades-old story too much, but it doesn’t end with Superman staying dead. Still, it might send… mixed messages.

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๐™ณ๐š˜๐š๐šœ ๐š๐š˜๐š—'๐š ๐š”๐š—๐š˜๐š  ๐š’๐š'๐šœ ๐š—๐š˜๐š ๐š‹๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—.ยฎ
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๐™ณ๐š˜๐š๐šœ ๐š๐š˜๐š—'๐š ๐š”๐š—๐š˜๐š  ๐š’๐š'๐šœ ๐š—๐š˜๐š ๐š‹๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—.ยฎ

Been waiting too long for this one!

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Tobasco da Gama

Superman as a character deserves so much better than this morbid fixation on a mid-90s publicity stunt.

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Oleg Chebeneev

did he drop any loot?

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Kross Vilalobos

I lol’d from this.

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๐™ณ๐š˜๐š๐šœ ๐š๐š˜๐š—'๐š ๐š”๐š—๐š˜๐š  ๐š’๐š'๐šœ ๐š—๐š˜๐š ๐š‹๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—.ยฎ

Extended cut of B v. S, rest were buried in a landfill in New Mexico.

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rogbarz

The game always has plenty to do, but sadly DCUO is one of the few games where I really dislike the combat and the male char. models. Personally I hope that they update this as it might bring a lot of people in. But this would be a massive undertaking I guess as well

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K38FishTacos

Superman is the Sun God. And there are future Supermen. How can there be Resurrection without Death?

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Greaterdivinity

My disappointment that they wasted Doomsday in the nonsense Batman vs. Superman movie rather than doing an entire arc based off the death and rebirth of Superman that would give us Cyborg-Superman, Superboy, Steel, and Last Son of Krypton pains me so much. They could have easily had a minimum of 5 movies, with each of the 4 post-death movies open for possible sequels. At least they got Doomsday’s design (both outfit and non-outfit) right for the animated version of the movie : /

But hey, that Batman Ninja movie they did (since I’m griping about DC’s film properties) was pretty fun. Kinda a mess and a little too much packed into 1.5 hours, but damn if it wasn’t gorgeous at times (the art design for the sky and that watercolor section, hnnngggg) and tons of big dumb fun.