City of Heroes Launches Free Content Update Including Highly Anticipated Powers Customization

NCsoft and Paragon Studios continue giving players the most complete and customizable MMO experience

SEATTLE, Washington– September 16, 2009NCsoft®, the premier publisher and developer of online computer games, and Paragon Studios™, home of the longest-running comic book inspired massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, City of Heroes ®, today announced the launch of Issue 16: Power Spectrum .

The cornerstone of Issue 16: Power Spectrum is Powers Customization, the most player-requested feature since the game’s launch. Powers Customization and other features launched in its five-year history, including the revolutionary Mission Architect user-generated content system, make City of Heroes the most flexible and customizable MMO available today.

Powers Customization enables players to customize the look of the powers their in-game hero and villain avatars use by allowing them to specify the color and hues of the powers’ special effects. In addition, Issue 16: Power Spectrum reveals major refinements to the game’s lauded character creator to allow players unprecedented levels of personal customization options in an easy to navigate interface. Other features in this update include more difficulty options, allowing players to tailor their combat experience for each play session; more powersets available to more archetypes and enhancements to the game’s Side-Kicking system, dubbed“Super Side-kicking,” which enables new players to fight alongside veteran players and hold their own.

“We are thrilled to be able to deliver yet another major player-requested feature with Power Spectrum,” said Matt Miller, Senior Lead Designer for the City of Heroes franchise.“We aim to build the most customizable gameplay experience in any MMO for our players. Adding Powers Customization to our genre-defining character creator, as well as user-generated content through Mission Architect, shows we are willing and able to give our players what they want.”

Issue 16: Power Spectrum is free to current City of Heroes subscribers and available now. For more information about City of Heroes, go to http://www.cityofheroes.com.

About NCsoft

NCsoft, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed City of Heroes®, Guild Wars® and Lineage® franchises. NCsoft West is a division of NCsoft which holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at http://us.ncsoft.com .

About Paragon Studios

Paragon Studios is a wholly owned development studio of NCsoft West and is dedicated to the growth of the City of Heroes franchise. Located in Mountain View, California, the team at Paragon Studios brings the world of comic books alive in a massively multiplayer 3D online universe. For more about Paragon Studios, visit http://paragonstudios.com .

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