Monday 4 July 2005/... City of HeroesTM fans have more reasons to cheer this summer, as NCsoftTM Europe announces the latest extensive update to the award-winning heroic MMO game. Issue #5: Forest of Dread will become available at no extra cost to existing subscribers in August 2005.
Issue #5 features a thrilling new Zone for heroes to explore â€“ the mystical Croatoa, which is populated by monstrous new villains such as the giant Fir Bolg and the legendary Tuatha de Dannan. A new epic Task Force is also available in Croatoa for heroes to complete.
Two exciting new power sets are also being debuted with Issue #5: Archery and Sonics, available to Defenders, Blasters and Controllers. New Zone Events will test heroes to the limit, asking them to stop arson attacks and break up an out-of-control superpowered rave. All this, as well as new mission customizations and brand new badges, ensures City of Heroes will be more enticing than ever with Issue #5.
"With our first Super Summer Slam Spectacular well underway, this is shaping up as a great summer for City of Heroes players," says Stephen Reid, Content and Community Manager, NCsoft Europe. "With regular activities and events, and new content appearing on a regular basis, City of Heroes provides for its devoted community like few other games."