City of Heroes Going Rogue now available

by: Chad -
All of the information, assets and press releases for Going Rogue have led up to this day.  City of Heroes Going Rogue expansion pack is now available for purchase.  What more can I say that we haven't already talked about?  Going Rogue adds an alternate universe of Praetoria (new zones, missions, villains), a Moral Alignment system, new Power and Costume Sets, and much more.  

Find more details in the press release or at City of Heroes official site.  The expansion pack is priced at $30, but newly interested players can get a complete edition for $40.  The complete edition includes the original game plus a bunch of goodies.  Get to it, heroes (or villains)!

City of Heroes Franchise Reinvented with Launch of Going Rogue Expansion Pack

World’s most popular super heroic MMORPG begins a new era of online gaming today with gripping moral choices, immersive new content and devastating new powers


SEATTLE, Washington – August 17, 2010 - NCsoft®, the world's premier publisher and developer of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs), and Paragon Studios®, home of the world’s most popular super-powered hero MMO, City of Heroes®, bring players a new way to experience what is already the most customizable MMO gameplay with the launch of City of Heroes Going Rogue™.

“We constantly seek to innovate and improve upon what has already been done in the MMO genre, and Going Rogue’s alignment system offers complex moral choices in an online world where decisions can permanently alter the course of a character. It’s a new level of customization and storytelling that we’re proud to offer to our players,” said Melissa Bianco, Lead Designer, City of Heroes. “Along with the alignment system, new and existing players will find themselves exploring a visually stunning game environment that leverages our recently revamped Ultra Mode graphics engine to create the ‘paradise’ that is Praetoria.”

City of Heroes Going Rogue, the first City of Heroes expansion since the launch of City of Villains®, now gives players the opportunity to explore and investigate the mirror universe of Praetoria, a regimented urban utopia filled with dark secrets waiting to be unearthed. As players explore this illusory paradise they are faced with morally gripping decisions that will ultimately affect how the game plays and who their character becomes. Unlike any other MMO, when players now start as a Praetorian, they are introduced to the unique idea of having their actions determine whether or not they're a hero, villain or they walk the fine line in-between.

City of Heroes Going Rogue features the Rogue and Vigilante game alignments that give existing players the opportunity to explore the shades of gray between Hero and Villain, allowing hero characters the opportunity to now “fall-from-grace,” and for villain characters, the chance for redemption.

The City of Heroes Going Rogue Expansion Pack Features Include:

· The Stunning World of Praetoria: Explore the new alternate universe of Praetoria with content spanning new zones, new missions that reveal hidden secrets, and new villain groups to battle. Praetoria was built from the ground up to support Ultra Mode graphics that create a heightened level of detail in lighting, reflections, shadows, and water effects.
· The Moral Alignment System: Change alignment from Hero to Villain or Villain to Hero based on your moral decisions. Heroes can now cross over to the Rogue Isles, and Villains can experience Paragon City for the first time.
· An Immersive New Starting Experience: Start as a Praetorian and decide to follow the Loyalists or join the Resistance. Evolve into a Hero or a Villain based on your moral choices.
· Spectacular New Power Sets: Choose from exciting new power sets, including Dual Pistols, Demon Summoning, Kinetic Melee and Electric Control.
· New Costume Sets: Pick from numerous new Praetorian-themed costume pieces.
· And Much More: Collect new badges, experience new additions to the Mission Architect system and enjoy additional free character slots, to name a few.

The City of Heroes Going Rogue expansion pack (MSRP $29.99) is available for purchase by download from the NCsoft store. The City of Heroes Going Rogue Complete Collection (MSRP $39.99) includes the City of Heroes Going Rogue expansion content, City of Heroes, City of Villains, Mission Architect, one month of free game time, and the Complete Collection Item Pack. The Complete Collection is also available at the NCsoft store as well as all major retailers and digital retail partners. Starting today, players can also opt for a free seven day trial of Going Rogue by visiting the City of Heroes website. All versions of the game as well as the free trial are available for both the PC and Mac.

For more information on City of Heroes Going Rogue please visit www.cityofheroes.com/goingrogue.

About Paragon
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. 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 Aion®, Lineage®, Guild Wars, City of Heroes® and Exteel® franchises. NCsoft West is a division of NCsoft that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America, and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at http://us.ncsoft.com
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