DC Universe Online (DCUO) is expanding its International reach through a new partnership with southeast Asia publisher AsiaSoft. SOE announced the new deal this week, which will bring DCUO to players in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Philippines. AsiaSoft gains exclusive PC publishing rights for DCUO in those territories and will be responsible for handling dedicated region servers, local customer support, implimenting the free-to-play model, and adding payment methods for game content and microtransactions.
DCUO is expected to launch in Asia later this year.
SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AND ASIASOFT PARTNER TO BRING DC UNIVERSEÂ ONLINE TO EIGHT ASIAN COUNTRIES
SAN DIEGO -Â July 9, 2013Â -Â Sony Online Entertainment LLCÂ (SOE) today announced a new partnership with AsiaSoft Corporation Public Company Limited, a leading online games operator in southeast Asia, to bring the award-winning massively multiplayer gameÂ DC UniverseÂ OnlineÂ to major Asian countries: Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Phillipines.
The international partnership grants AsiaSoft exclusive PC publishing rights forÂ DC Universe OnlineÂ in multiple Asian territories and ensures dedicated servers, local customer support and payment gateways will be provided for the game. Utilizing a free-to-play model,Â DC Universe OnlineÂ players are granted basic access to the game free of charge so they can choose to play in a way that suits them best.Â DC Universe OnlineÂ will be available on the PC in Asia later this year.
"Batman, Superman, Wonder WomanÂ and the entire roster of DC Entertainment heroes and villains are among the most recognizable icons in the world. By bringingÂ DC Universe OnlineÂ to southeast Asia, more people than ever will be able to gear-up and fight alongside their favorite characters," said Louis Figueroa, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Sony Online Entertainment. "AsiaSoft will provide high quality player support ensuring the DCUO community continues to thrive throughout Asia and beyond."
DCUO is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment.Â For more information about DCUO, visitÂ www.DCUniverseOnline.com.
AboutÂ DC Universe Online
Lex Luthor has traveled back through time with news of a dire future: While the heroes and villains spent years battling amongst themselves, Brainiac has been feeding on their powers, building strength to return to Earth and destroy humanity. To change the future, Lex has come back to set off a device that bestows super powers to thousands of every-day citizens and give humanity a fighting chance. Can Brainiac be stopped, or is this another nefarious Lex Luthor plot?
For the first time, players and fans will be able to enter the DC Universe as an active force for good or evil. A massively multiplayer experience,Â DC Universe OnlineÂ delivers unparalleled high-energy, physics-powered combat that brings the player's extraordinary powers to life.
DC Universe OnlineÂ was created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, and set within a world created by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.Â
Rated T for Teen with Mild Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence,Â DC Universe OnlineÂ
About Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games.Â Â Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, includingÂ EverQuestÂ®, EverQuestÂ®Â II, Champions of NorrathÂ®, PlanetSideÂ®,Â Free RealmsÂ®,Â Star WarsÂ®: Clone Wars AdventuresÂ,Â DC UniverseÂÂ Online, and the recently launchedÂ PlanetSideÂ®2,Â SOEÂ creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms.Â Â SOEÂ is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages.Â To learn more, visitÂ www.soe.com.
SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, Champions of Norrath, PlanetSide, and Free Realms are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
Asiasoft a leading online game operator in Southeast Asia dominating market share in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia and convening Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines. The company's affiliates are involved in international investment for online games publishing and development, as well as game portal services (www.playpark.com)including others IT related business. Currently, we have 43 enjoyable and interactive online games from all over the world, with more than 70 million registered IDs in regional.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes-a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes-to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.