Following the announcement of Issue 12 is an article by Matt "Positron" Miller at the official NCSoft site. Positron goes on to discuss what has changed in the wake of NCSoft's full acquisition of the City of Heroes/Villains IP, the new Issue, and what lies ahead for City of Hoeres/Villains.
For the immediate future, however, I am pleased to announce "Issue 12: Midnight Hour" for City of Heroes, which will be going into closed beta testing soon. "Midnight Hour" brings with it a slew of exciting new features including the long anticipated Villain Epic Archetypes, which will be available to anyone who achieves level 50 in City of Villains. The current Hero and Villain Archetypes will benefit from Powerset Proliferation, where we took over twenty existing powersets and gave them to Archetypes that didn't have access to them before. If you ever wanted to play a Controller with the powerset of Plant Control, now is your chance! Psychic Blasters are now a reality, as well as Axe and Mace wielding Brutes. With Powerset Proliferation players now have even more character combinations to choose from.
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