ATLANTEANS RISE AND SUPERMAN DIES IN "DELUGE" AND SUPERMAN'S 80TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DC Universe Online's next major content releases uncover war and deceit in a first glimpse into Aquaman's Atlantis and retell the legendary story of Superman's death in a months-long celebration of his 80th anniversary. The new episode, Deluge, will launch this March, and Superman's 80th anniversary celebration will begin this April. DC Comics' Aquaman Vol 8. #31, 2017 NEW EPISODE: DELUGE In DELUGE, Mera, Queen of the Seas, has joined the surface-dwellers in investigating the return of Starro, a giant intergalactic starfish with incredible powers over the mind but little conscious purpose. What drew Starro to Earth in the first place, who is really behind the attack, and what does it have to do with the oceans and her home, Atlantis? The investigation will lead Mera and the bravest heroes and villains back to Central City to investigate, then deep beneath the sea to their first real glimpse into the underwater world of the Atlanteans and to the conflicts lurking in a divided kingdom. SJ'S TAKE: "For you comic readers, Deluge should ring a bell. They’re a small but dangerous group of Atlantean insurgents that have been lurking beneath the surface for years. Their goal: to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of surface-dwellers and Atlanteans both, and to take the Atlantean throne." - SJ Mueller, DC Universe Online Creative Director THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DELUGE: Deluge will be a large-scale episode and event, with level-agnostic event versions of content available for a limited time. The episode will feature new and returning Atlantean heroes and villains, including Aquaman, Mera, Black Manta, Corum Rath, and more. The storyline will include a variety of singleplayer and multiplayer adventures set in Central City and in the all-new Spindrift Station, an Atlantean outpost deep beneath the sea. The episode will launch new player rewards, including new gear, styles, base items, and feats. In addition to new rewards and content, Deluge will include, update, and make permanent the content and rewards from the previous Starro The Conqueror event. EPISODE 31: DELUGE will launch this March on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. DC Comics' Superman Vol. 2 #75, 1993 NEW CELEBRATION: SUPERMAN'S 80TH ANNIVERSARY 80 years ago, in May of 1938, Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1. The world of comics would never be the same, and all of today's massive cast of heroes and villains owe their inspiration at least in part to the Man of Steel. Over the years, there have been tremendous Superman storylines, but perhaps none stand out so clearly in our minds as his battle and death at the hands of Doomsday. For our part, DCUO will celebrate Superman's 80th anniversary with content: our retelling of the death of Superman. Beginning in April, a series of content and player gifts will tell that story - in our world - and with our heroes and villains playing their parts. This isn't an episode or an event or a seasonal. This is a celebration, and we invite everyone to come along for the ride. SJ'S TAKE: "DOOMSDAY is coming. A Doomsday like you have never seen. Like the Justice League has never seen. This monster is an unstoppable force. It may be that not even Superman can stop him this time. Can you?" - SJ Mueller, DC Universe Online Creative Director THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SUPERMAN'S 80TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: This celebration will be a series of new, free content additions, available to all players. The content will retell our version of the classic DEATH OF SUPERMAN storyline, in the world of DCUO. New and returning Superman-family characters will appear, including Superman, Lois Lane, Doomsday, and more. The celebration will launch new player rewards, including new gear, styles, base items, and feats. SUPERMAN'S 80TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION will launch free for all players beginning this April on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.