City of Heroes Issue 16 Fact Sheet

| 17 Jul 2009 17:53

City of Heroes developer, Paragon Studios, has released a fact sheet with some hints as to what will appear in the upcoming paid content expansion, Issue 16: Power Spectrum. Check it out!

Issue 16 Features


City of Heroes' latest offering, Issue 16: Power Spectrum, forever changes the way all super powered beings will look at their powers. Now, changing the colors of your powers is as easy as changing the colors of your cape!

At last, our next free content update unveils the all new, much requested and long awaited Powers Customization system! You wanted more control over what your characters' powers look like, and you are getting it! Issue 16: Power Spectrum takes City of Heroes' unparalleled character creator to the next level by unveiling a kaleidoscope of colors for your characters' powers. Become your own pyrotechnician as you select themes for your characters' powers and color coordinate the hues of the power effects.

New Character Creator

Not only does the newly updated Character Creator allow players to jump directly between Archetype, Powersets, Costumes and Character ID in any order without losing progress, but it also allows you to select your colors and theme for each individual power or apply it to the entire powerset. These themes will allow for color tinting of geometry and particle effects such as energy blast colors and force field colors. The primary and secondary colors of any power effect can be changed individually for each power in the set.

Customizable Powers

Customizable powersets include Cold Domination, Dark Armor, Dark Blast, Dark Melee, Dark Miasma, Earth Control, Earth Melee, Electric Armor, Electric Assault, Electric Blast, Electric Melee, Electricity Manipulation, Empathy, Energy Assault, Energy Aura, Energy Blast, Energy Manipulation, Energy Melee, Fiery Aura, Fire Assault, Fire Blast, Fire Control, Fire Manipulation, Fire Melee, Force Field, Gravity Control, Ice Armor, Ice Assault, Ice Blast, Ice Control, Ice Manipulation, Ice Melee, Illusion, Invulnerability, Kinetics, Mental Manipulation, Mind Control, Necromancy, Plant Control, Psionic Assault, Psychic Blast, Radiation Blast, Radiation Emission, Regeneration, Sonic Resonance, Sonic Blast, Spines, Stone Armor, Storm Summoning, Super Reflexes, Thermal Radiation, Thorny Assault and Willpower.

Super Strength and Martial Arts will each receive an alternate animation for their powers, and Stone Armor and Necromancy will include limited customization.

Read the rest of the new features at the link above.

Fact Sheet:

NCsoft and Paragon Studios Present City of Heroes: The most accomplished and innovative super-powered MMO


City of Heroes® brings the comic book world alive in a massively multiplayer 3D online universe. Build your own unique super-powered hero or villain from millions of possible character combinations and venture into Paragon City™ or the Rogue Isles™ to live out your comic-inspired fantasies, and even create your own missions!
Originally launched in April 2004, the City of Heroes universe has expanded greatly with more than 15 content expansions, provided free of charge to subscribers, making it the largest and most established super-powered MMO experience on the market. From its award winning character creator to its innovative user-generated content system, Mission Architect, which allows players to create and share their own unique missions and story arcs, City of Heroes continues to break the mold with unprecedented new features and systems every year, offering the most complete and customizable online gaming experience in the genre.
City of Heroes is developed by Paragon Studios, NCsoft's internal development studio based in Mountain View, California. The team at Paragon continues to lead the comic book-inspired MMO genre. Through their creativity, passion, and their relationship with the game's community, Paragon Studios empowers their players with game features and systems offering an unparalleled level of customization.
Five Year Highlights

  • Play Hero or Villain: City of Heroes is the only MMO that allows players to create their own unique, super-powered Hero or Villain and choose to fight for good or evil.
  • User-Generated Content with Mission Architect: Create, share, play and rate your own stories in City of Heroes.
  • Character Customization: Not only does the character creator offer an ever expanding set of costume and power options, but our next update Issue 16: Power Spectrum brings the ability to customize the powers themselves!
  • Sidekicking: Brings players of different levels together. Invite a friend to be your sidekick - and reap the benefits of teamwork!
  • Super Travel Powers: City of Heroes is the first MMO to let players fly, super jump, super speed, or teleport.
  • PvP: Hone your skills in arena matches, or up the ante by venturing into PvP zones where Heroes and Villains duke it out to the finish.
  • Flashback System: Players can flashback to experience stories and missions that they may have missed, or want to play again.
  • Invention System: Allows players to craft special powers and enhancements using items collected in the game.
  • Badges: This innovative system introduced by City of Heroes and now used by other MMOs rewards Heroes and Villains for their accomplishments throughout the game.

Coming Up:
  • Powers Customization: Coming this fall with the release of Issue 16: Power Spectrum, players will be able to customize the powers they use, one of the most requested features from the City of Heroes community!
  • Going Rogue: This upcoming paid expansion brings a whole new dimension to online gameplay, by allowing players to walk the line between good and evil, or cross it.

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