NCsoft and City of Heroes Continue Fifth Anniversary Celebration with Launch of Issue 15: Anniversary

June 30, 2009

and City of Heroes Continue Fifth Anniversary Celebration with Launch of “Issue
15: Anniversary”

Leading Comic-Book Inspired MMO
Brings Additional Content and Deeper Story Customization

NCsoft today launched Issue 15:
Anniversary, the next exciting chapter of City of Heroes, the premier comic-book
inspired MMO. Commemorating the game’s recent five-year anniversary celebration,
Issue 15: Anniversary brings City of Heroes its 15th major free content update
introducing players to all-new content, missions, features and customization
tools that continue to place City of Heroes at the forefront of the evolving MMO

“City of Heroes continues to
reinvent itself with each Issue launch providing players with new content,
developmental tools and exciting game play experiences they can’t get anywhere
else,” said Brian Clayton, general manager and executive producer of City of
Heroes. “Issue 15 is no different – it brings players the revival of one of the
most popular villain groups in the game, streamlined Mission Architect search
and navigation, as well as enhanced character customization featuring even more
costumes, faces and costume change animations which will all surprise and
delight the community.”

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Issue 15: Anniversary allows City of
Heroes to come to life with more in-depth gameplay experiences and storytelling
options as it marks the revival of The 5th Column, the most popular villain
group, through 10 new action-packed missions. Players will participate in a Hero
Task Force or a Villain Strike Force, in order to uncover the mystery behind
this long dormant foe. Along with the new missions, players can now customize
their characters with more than 20 extra character faces, Vines and Ulterior
themed costume sets and several new costume change emotes – visual animations
that come to life when characters transition between costumes within the game.

Additionally, Issue 15: Anniversary
introduces players to new mission creation enhancements, testing tools and
navigation services as part of the recently launched Mission Architect system.
These features allow players to more easily create and polish their own unique
custom content before sharing it with the public, and help streamline the
process of searching through user-generated missions. Since the release of City
of Heroes’ Mission Architect system, two months ago, users have developed and
published more than 200,000 stories for the community to enjoy.

Join millions of super powered
heroes and villains and become your own unique super powered hero to save the
world, or an infamous villain seeking to destroy it. City of Heroes is rated “T”
for Teen by the ESRB. For more information about City of Heroes and specifics on
Issue 15: Anniversary go to