Just when you thought you had seen everything, defeated every foe and knew your place in Paragon City, a big change is coming your way. NCsoft has announced an Expansion for City of Heroes. This expansion is aptly named City of Heroes-Going Rogue. One of the big features is the introduction of Praetoria, the Mirror universe where Statesman is a Tyrant. Players will be able to explore this new universe with complete immersion.
This expansion also offers the first time ever chance to switch from Hero to villain and vice versa. The potential is enormous. According to the faq you can switch sides and switch back again. Switching sides will allow Hero archetypes to go to the Rogue Isles and Villain archetypes to enter Paragon city. The player’s “moral compass” will change based on completing clearly marked missions in addition to behaviors and decisions made by the player. This compass will eventually change the heroes or villains side.
Two new characters will be introduced in the game. Since the game is about switching loyalties both these characters have gone to the other side. The first is; Maelstrom, a pistol-wielding hero gone rogue and the second is Desdemona, a demon-summoning villain who has been redeemed.
It looks like NCsoft is raising the bar now that they are facing serious completion from Cryptic with their soon to be released game champions online. I have always been a fan of COH, and I look forward to trying this new expansion and exploring the new world of Praetoria.
Check out the preview trailer listed below.