DC Universe Online is set to get quite a bit more hectic tomorrow as the developers prepare to release The Last Laugh, the fourth DLC pack for the free-to-play hero MMO. Along with a whole new set of story missions, caped crusaders will be exposed to an enhanced player-versus-player experience, pitting heroes against villains all over Metropolis and Gotham City.
The release trailer features The Joker taunting good guys and bad guys alike, threatening to shake things up a bit. Bored with how well the opposing factions are working together towards the common cause of defeating Brainiac, the Joker hacks into the hero and villain safe houses to allow players to literally invade their opponents' strongholds.
The mutliplayer offerings up the ante with 4v4 or 8v8 matches, including dynamic events and the occasional appearance by some of the most famous DC characters.
According to Executive Producer Larry Liberty, these changes should add a little extra chaos to the mix, something The Joker is best known for.
“We are greatly anticipating the release of this new pack as it is the first time we have created a major update almost entirely focused on player-versus-player combat,” Liberty said. “The Last Laugh will include hours of multiplayer gameplay in the Safe Houses and Headquarters, an all-new weapon, and new Light-Powered and Kryptonian Legends PvP characters.”
If you haven't gotten in on the heroic action just yet, you can download DC Universe Online free of charge off of the PlayStation Network. It'll probably take a full day for all of that content to travel through the interwebs so, once the game is ready, you'll be primed to pick up The Last Laugh DLC in tomorrow's update.