City of Heroes

Published : NCsoft

Developed : Paragon Studios

Genre: Superhero

Release Date: Apr 28, 2004

Monthly Fee: Free

City of Heroes Overview

City of Heroes is a super hero MMORPG originally created by Cryptic Studios, but is not owned and developered by Paragon Studios (NcSoft). City of Heroes was the first super hero MMO to hit the market, with extremely customizable characters, players could create their very own super hero to fight crime in Paragon City.

City of Heroes was followed up by City of Villains, which allows players to create their own super villains and could finally battle it out with the super heroes in PvP combat.

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It’s Erik Nagel: LoreHound Invades SiriusXM

Posted on Oct 28, 2015

We Lore Hounds have been in the video game industry for years. Personally, I have covered the industry in a professional capacity for nearly a decade. Cutting my teeth on my very first site (now available!) and company during the Y2K crisis. Lore Hound itself has existed for over half a decade now. I guess [&hellip

City of Heroes: A Ray of Hope?

Posted on Sep 25, 2014

City of Heroes was a much beloved game for many. Roleplayers, superhero fans, comic fans.. well, it was a game that was, and still is, dear to the hearts of many. I preferred City of Villains to City of Heroes (thus the image!), but I myself still count my characters there as some of my nearest and dearest characters [&hellip

Spiritual Successor to City of Heroes Funded; Heading Towards Stretch Goals

Posted on Oct 07, 2013

The Kickstarter campaign for City of Titan began five days ago. Originally called The Phoenix Project to raise City of Heroes from its ashes, the spiritual successor to CoH has already met its modest goal of $320,000. As of this writing, some 2,300 backers have promised nearly $347,500. That’s an average of over $150 per backer! The [&hellip

NCSoft Seattle Undergoing ‘Realignment’, CoH Closure ‘Unethical’

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

How’s that headline for you? We’ve a double-dip of NCSoft related news for you this morning, coming from NCSoft itself and relentless continuation of the #SaveCoH campaign. We’ll start off with the official, because it makes the other news have more of an impact. NCSoft has clarified earlier reports on the status of its Seattle [&hellip

When Rejected the #SaveCOH Campaign Looks for Another

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

The #SaveCOH campaign has received much press, and not just from the likes of Lore Hound and other gaming blogs. The effort to save the superhero MMORPG City of Heroes from closure has attracted mainstream media, best selling authors and thousands of followers. Yet, NCSoft has stonewalled all positive momentum, going so far as to ignore requests [&hellip

#SaveCOH Campaign Continues, Responds to NCSoft’s Claims

Posted on Oct 09, 2012

The player-run campaign to save the soon-to-be-closed superhero MMORPG City of Heroes continues despite recent comments from NCSoft. Last week, the publisher and IP holder responded to the growing campaign’s requests by denying them. The lack of transparency has left a sour taste in many player’s mouths, strengthening the campaign despite the seemingly overwhelming odds. To respond [&hellip

NCSoft Dashes City of Heroes Resurrection Hopes

Posted on Oct 03, 2012

The sad news of the closing of City of Heroes came down just over a month ago. Since the announcement on August 31 the CoH community has been nothing but creative. They’ve held in-game protests, created a dedicated website, devised homemade viral videos, started petitions, supported the soon-to-be-unemployed developers and even got a little jerky. All in [&hellip

Another One Bites The Dust: Lineage Closing in North America (and Cryptic Studios ‘Discontinued’)

Posted on May 18, 2011

It’s unfortunate that Another One Bites The Dust exists, but necessary. This column chronicles the fateful announcements ahead of an MMOGs’ downfall, a company closure or, in some truly sad cases, both. Grab your Big Gulp and let some hit the floor for the fallen. NCSoft, perhaps best known in the West for being the [&hellip

Do You Care About Endgame Character Customization?

Posted on May 06, 2011

Each developer has its own definition of character customization. Cryptic Studios is probably the, ahem, champion of character customization. The company’s games have allowed players to make everything from popular comic book clones (begetting a lawsuit) to beasts of burden to their own alien species. Blizzard has been the polar opposite, maintaining the idea that [&hellip

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