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Paragon Studios
MMORPG | Setting:Super-Hero | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 04/27/04)  | Pub:NCSoft
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:n/a | Pay Type:Free | Monthly Fee:n/a
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City of Heroes News

Latest Headlines for City of Heroes

  • Freedom Interview with Brian Clayton

    The announcement that City of Heroes was adopting a free-to-play revenue model was met with a lot of excitement in the MMO world.'s Garrett Fuller had the opportunity to chat with City of Heroes Executive Producer Brian Clayton about "Freedom". Check it out!

    Reported on Jun 29, 2011
  • Issue 20: Incarnates Ascend Goes Live

    The much-anticipated Incarnates Ascend update for City of Heroes is now live according to the official CoH site. Incarnates Ascend brings new fashions, the Keyes Island Incarnate Trial, lore pets and merit rewards into the game.

    Reported on Jun 28, 2011
  • June Producer Letter

    Now that the announcement has come down on "Freedom", read the first Producer letter since the massive announcement rocked the game. The letter touches on Freedom and why it came about, Issue 21: Convergence and why they believe it's going to be their best one yet.

    Reported on Jun 26, 2011
  • Freedom Announced

    Paragon Studios has announced a new iteration of its flagship title. Called City of Heroes Freedom, players will have the opportunity to play content for free or take advantage of premium packages. The team plans to launch CoH: Freedom and Issue 21: Convergence later this year. Folks attending the San Diego ComiCon will be able to check out the game as well.

    Reported on Jun 21, 2011
  • Keep Galaxy City Clean

    The other day, the City of Heroes team added a news item that was simply a torn out article of an in-game newspaper, it's prominent headline pronouncing to "Keep Galaxy City Clean". The article then goes on to talk about litter in the city. On the right hand side, there's an article about meteors hitting the ground. Could this be a teaser for a coming event, expansion, or chapter? There's plenty of speculation on the forums already!

    Reported on Jun 19, 2011
  • Steampunk Pack Launches

    Paragon Studios has announced that the City of Heroes Steampunk Pack officially launched today. The new pack contains lots of "gizmos, gadgets and gears for players including the steam jump travel option, costume pieces and more.

    Reported on Jun 01, 2011
  • Incarnates Ascend Deploying Soon

    The second content wave for the City of Heroes: Issue 20-Incarnates update has been announced. Called "Incarnates Ascend", the new content will feature new lore pets, the Keyes Island trial, new in-game merit awards and a whole lot more.

    Reported on May 26, 2011
  • 7th Anniversary Retrospective: Part 2

    The City of Heroes team continues their retrospective, in celebration of the 7th anniversary of the game. This week, the developers take a look at their favorite COH video, some of their most memorable moments from conventions, and just what they were doing when City of Heroes launched, back in the day.

    Reported on May 20, 2011
  • Reactivation Week Begins

    Paragon Studios has announced that all inactive accounts have been reactivated for one week to allow former players to revisit the game in celebration of the City of Heroes 7th Anniversary. The move also celebrates the global access debut.

    Reported on May 12, 2011
  • May 10 - Global Server Access Is Coming

    The team at City of Heroes has announced that their project to bring Global Server Access to its players by the end of summer has come a bit sooner than originally anticipated.

    Reported on May 07, 2011
  • Praetorian Surge Event Details

    Paragon Studios has laid out the schedule for the upcoming City of Heroes Praetorian Surge events. Beginning May 11th, players will have the opportunity to try to stem the tide of Praetorians whose sole aim is to subjugate the City of Heroes world.

    Reported on May 06, 2011
  • Seven Year Retrospective

    Paragon Studios and the City of Heroes team are starting a new '7 year retrospective' for the game as it celebrates an epic anniversary. The inaugural article, the team describes which "Issue" has been their favorite and why. Check it out!

    Reported on May 05, 2011
  • April Producer's Letter & Praetorian Invasion

    A pair of new articles have surfaced on the City of Heroes site. The first is the April Producer's Letter which also contains a special anniversary address from Nate "Second Measure" Birkholz. The second article features news about an upcoming Praetorian Invasion live event in the form of a lore piece to pique player interest.

    Reported on Apr 28, 2011
  • Super Hero Sized Deals

    NCSoft and Paragon Studios are celebrating City of Heroes and its seventh anniversary in a super hero sized way. Some items in both the NCStore and the in-game store are 50% off including jetpacks and more. In addition, character renames and server transfers are half off.

    Reported on Apr 28, 2011
  • Celebrating Its 7th Anniversary

    Paragon Studios and NCSoft are celebrating seven years of City of Heroes. Devs have a great line up of festivities planned including an in-game meet and greet with developers, an anniversary live UStream chat with Paragon, and a series of in-game events that will run during May.

    Reported on Apr 26, 2011
  • Mac Launcher Released

    The City of Heroes team has announced the availability of the NCSoft Launcher for Mac users. Developers indicate that this is beneficial for two reasons: 1) It will be compulsory in the near future so why not get started now; and 2) It allows faster and more efficient downloading of patches and updates to City of Heroes.

    Reported on Apr 20, 2011
  • Weekly Strike Targets Changing Today

    Paragon Studios has announced that the Weekly Strike Targets in City of Heroes will be changed due to issues with the current quests. During today's regularly scheduled maintenance, WSTs will be disabled. When restarting the game, two new WSTs will be implemented.

    Reported on Apr 13, 2011
  • The Player Help System

    Paragon Studios devs have posted a new City of Heroes blog article outlining one of the lesser-known features of Issue 20: Incarnates, the Player Help System. New players will see a pop up window on first logging in asking if they want to participate in PHS. If so, the new player will be assigned a veteran player to assist them in learning all of the ins and outs of City of Heroes.

    Reported on Apr 07, 2011
  • 7th Anniversary Free Trial Offer!

    In celebration of 7 years of City of Heroes, has been given some special free trial codes that will allow you to play City of Heroes free for 7 days! This offer is exclusive to so get your code now while supplies last!

    Reported on Apr 06, 2011
  • Issue 20 Launch Trailer

    Paragon Studios and NCSoft have released a brand new trailer featuring game play footage from the most recent update, Issue 20: Incarnates.

    Reported on Apr 05, 2011