City of Heroes Celebrates Fifth Anniversary and Confirms Development of Issue 15
Today, NCsoft celebrates the fifth anniversary of City of HeroesÂ®â€”the first and longest-running comic book-inspired MMO game. Developed by the recently renamed Paragon Studios, the team is celebrating this special occasion by reflecting on the gameâ€™s illustrious past while creating festive in-game activities and events. Further adding to the occasion is the official confirmation that development is underway for the next content update for the seriesâ€”the aptly named Issue 15: Anniversary!
Issue 14: Architect, which released earlier this month, marked the first time MMO players have been given the opportunity to create and share their own custom missions and story arcs. By todayâ€™s anniversary, just weeks after Issue 14: Architectâ€™s release, players have created and uploaded more than 120,000 user-generated story arcs. With the upcoming Issue 15: Anniversary, Paragon Studios brings fans a host of new features and content that include more options and more usability for the Mission Architect game system. From new mission options for both Villains and Heroes, to new costumes and faces, Issue 15: Anniversary further builds on the innovation and customization of the Mission Architect tool.
Players ready to celebrate the City of Heroes anniversary can engage in a number of special festivities. By logging into the game within one month after todayâ€™s anniversary date, players earn an in-game Five Year Badge. Players can participate in a host of in-game events, and a handful of Paragon Studios developers and members of the community team will be hanging out on the Training Room (test server) with the players at various times throughout the day.
Lapsed players wishing to commemorate this special date can take part in a reactivation opportunity from April 28, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. EST until Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. EST. During this reactivation event all expired retail and trial accounts that are in good standing can access the live servers. In addition, the member community can participate in a variety of five-year anniversary events, including a T-shirt logo design contest, and a City of Heroes video homage contest. For more information on our anniversary celebrations, go to http://www.cityofheroes.com/news/news_a ... ivers.html
During the past five years, the City of Heroes series has been praised by the press with more than 22 â€œGame of the Yearâ€