City of Heroes Launches Free Content Update Including Highly Anticipated Powers Customization

September 16, 2009

City of Heroes Launches Free
Content Update Including Highly Anticipated Powers Customization

NCsoft and Paragon Studios
continue giving players the most complete and customizable MMO experience

NCsoft and Paragon Studios, home of
the longest-running comic book inspired massively multiplayer online (MMO) game,
City of Heroes, today announced the launch of Issue 16: Power Spectrum.

The cornerstone of Issue 16: Power
Spectrum is Powers Customization, the most player-requested feature since the
game’s launch. Powers Customization and other features launched in its five-year
history, including the revolutionary Mission Architect user-generated content
system, make City of Heroes the most flexible and customizable MMO available

Powers Customization enables players
to customize the look of the powers their in-game hero and villain avatars use
by allowing them to specify the color and hues of the powers’ special effects.
In addition, Issue 16: Power Spectrum reveals major refinements to the game’s
lauded character creator to allow players unprecedented levels of personal
customization options in an easy to navigate interface. Other features in this
update include more difficulty options, allowing players to tailor their combat
experience for each play session; more powersets available to more archetypes
and enhancements to the game’s Side-Kicking system, dubbed “Super Side-kicking,”
which enables new players to fight alongside veteran players and hold their own.

“We are thrilled to be able to
deliver yet another major player-requested feature with Power Spectrum,” said
Matt Miller, Senior Lead Designer for the City of Heroes franchise. “We aim to
build the most customizable gameplay experience in any MMO for our players.
Adding Powers Customization to our genre-defining character creator, as well as
user-generated content through Mission Architect, shows we are willing and able
to give our players what they want.”

Issue 16: Power Spectrum is free to
current City of Heroes subscribers and available now. For more information about
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