Sony Online Entertainment announced late last night that they’ll be bringing their superhero MMO sooner than anticipated, with DC Universe Online getting a January 11, 2011 release date for PC and PS3.

DC Universe is the first MMO featuring DC heroes and will be going head-to-head with the popular City of Heroes in the MMO market. The game will retail for $59.99 on the PS3, $49.99 on the PC and both will include the typical 30-day free trial. After that, players will have to fork over $14.99 monthly.

Players who pre-order the game can get early access into the on-going beta. We’ll have more on this game as it approaches release.