DC Universe Online is set to launch on the popular gaming system Nintendo Switch today. DC Universe Online took to its official Twitter handle to announce that the Nintendo Switch servers across the globe will be taken down at around 5:30 am PT for the launch.

That’s because gamers will need an internet connection to play the game. However, they don’t necessarily need an online account on the gaming system. Users can enjoy the free version of DC Universal Online without purchasing Nintendo Switch Online account. A premium membership will be required to access all the current content. Although individual purchases will also be available, the membership will be automatically renewed unless cancelled by the user.

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Moreover, users will not be able to sync their accounts from other devices. Thus, all the old players of DC Universe Online will also be required to create a new account on Nintendo Switch to access the game. The new version of the game will take storage space of 24 GBs and will contain all the content and episodes available on the other platforms. Since, there are no pre-load available, you will have to wait till 9:00 am PT (9:30 pm IST) to download the game on Nintendo Switch.

The superhero massive multiplayer online video game was first released in 2011 on PlayStation 3 and was later ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. DC Universe Online has grown tremendously over the years through the release of its episodic content and will be the first free to play MMO to be released on Nintendo Switch.

The game has received over 90 updates in the last nine years since its launch and has been the highest grossing free-to-play game on the PlayStation 4. DC universe Online allows users to choose from a wide range of powers, weapons and movements to create customized superheroes (or super villain). It offers you a choice of powers from a range of 15 distinctive powers (such as fire, ice, rage, munitions, gadgets, sorcery, water, electricity, etc.) and 11 weapons (such as hand blaster, bow, brawling, dual pistols, etc.). You can further choose movements such as super-speed, acrobatics, flight, and skimming and weapons to customize the characters.