[E3 2008] Superhero MMO Face Off: Champions Online vs. DC Universe Online


An epic battle of superhero MMOs is brewing. On one side we have Champions Online, the next game from City of Heroes creators Cryptic Studios coming to PC and Xbox 360 courtesy of 2K Games. Then on the other side is DC Universe Online for PC and PS3, an MMO from leading MMO provider Sony Online Entertainment that’ll bring players together with all their favorite heroes and villains from the DC comic book universe. PC gamers will get their chance to try out both, but on consoles potential consumers may have a tough choice on their hands in deciding whether to buy a PS3 for DC Universe or an Xbox 360 for Champions. Right now I’d have to give the edge to DC Universe Online myself simply based on the fact that it has the DC brand and characters. To me it just looks a whole lot better, too. On the jump you’ll find trailers for both titles. Check them out and see which one strikes your fancy.

Champions Online:
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DC Universe Online:
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