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Paragon Studios
MMORPG | Setting:Super-Hero | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 04/27/04)  | Pub:NCSoft
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Issue 5 Details Announced

Posted by Craig McGregor on Jul 05, 2005  | Comments

Issue 5 Details Announced -

NCSoft today announced the details of their upcoming "Issue 5" update which will add loads of new features and content to City of Heroes.  The add-on will release in August 2005.  Details below:

NCsoft and Cryptic Studios have revealed the features for the upcoming expansion of City of Heroes, Issue 5: "Forest of Dread." The expansion is free to all current City of Heroes subscribers via automatic download.


New Zone - Croatoa. Designed to challenge characters level 25 to 35 in a mysterious region infamous for its links to powerful magical forces and deadly creatures.

New Villains – The Cabal of witches, the nasty imps called Red Caps, the giant Fir Bolg and the legendary Tuatha de Dannan rule this realm.

New Task Force – Perform missions for contacts in Croatoa to unlock the exclusive task force.

New Power Sets:

  • Archery for Defenders and Blasters
  • Trick Arrows for Defenders and Controllers
  • Sonic Blast for Blasters and Defenders
  • Sonic Debuff for Defenders and Controllers
  • New Badges for epic character accomplishments and special badges for events within Croatoa.

New Zone Events:

Hellion Arson – The Hellions are torching buildings and it’s up to the heroes to snuff them out!

Troll Rave – There’s an upgraded Superadine source and the trolls are overdosing to create “Super-Trolls” that are out of control!

New Debt System – Half XP Debt when characters are defeated in missions and no XP Debt until Level 10!

Mission Customization – Many existing missions have been updated with hostage escort missions and villain wave attacks.

The expansion is targeted for release in August. For more information, go to: