city of heroes

Official Site: City of Heroes
Studio: Paragon Studios/NCsoft
Launch Date: April 27, 2004
Sunset Date: November 30, 2012
Homecoming License Date: January 4, 2024
Genre: Superhero Hybrid Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Mac

Our more specific coverage of the City of Heroes revival is also binned here; you can find the tighter chronology of community rogue server posts right here; regular coverage following the official licensing of the Homecoming servers resumes under the regular City of Heroes tag.

Valiance Online demos the city of San Cielo

Crowdfunded superhero MMORPG Valiance Online has a new video out this week featuring the city of San Cielo. "This is a work-in-progress for our Alpha...

City of Titans makes Santa dance to demo environments and animations

I admit that when I first saw this City of Titans video, I thought it was just a cutesy Christmas card. But nope --...

Valiance Online clarifies alpha and Steam launch plans

Back in October, Valiance Online announced that it was superjumping onward from pre-alpha to alpha and revealed that it'll use a free-to-play model, or...

Valiance Online introduces a trio of heroes and villains

Even though superhero MMOs offer us the ability to create our own characters and live vicariously through their adventures, it's good to hear about...
No, really, what is going on here.

Ship of Heroes shows off screenshots of Apotheosis City

Remember when you had a fever dream recently that there was another spiritual successor to City of Heroes in the works, only this one...

City of Titans looks at the Five Dragons gang

Superhero games aren't much fun without villains to beat up, and in a superhero MMO, there needs to be a lot of those. City...

The Daily Grind: Which City of Heroes spiritual successor are you rooting for?

I was a tiny bit flabbergasted last weekend when I saw that there was yet another City of Heroes spiritual successor project in the...

Former Cryptic devs form Cold Iron studio to build ‘AAA online action games’

Every wonder what happened to Craig Zinkievich after he moved on from Star Trek Online and Cryptic Studios? Turns out he and several other...

Jukebox Heroes: Massively OP’s guide to grabbing 120+ MMO soundtracks

One of the most common questions that I'm asked from my adoring throngs on the street is, "Justin, where oh where can I get...

Make My MMO: Crowfall’s big world playtest, Star Citizen’s alpha 2.6 (December 3, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, ArtCraft says over 9000 gamers have been invited to try to break the three alpha servers active during Crowfall's "Big...

Ship of Heroes becomes the fourth City of Heroes spiritual successor

How many spiritual successors will it take to fill the void that was left by City of Heroes' shutdown? We now know the answer:...

City of Titans lays out its ‘huge’ metropolis map

As the City of Titans team picks up steam in anticipation for the game's fall 2018 launch window, there are some tough choices to...

SWTOR welcomes early access players to Knights of the Eternal Throne

The threat is still looming over the galaxy, but that's just the way that Star Wars: The Old Republic players probably prefer it. After...
It looks much better now.

City of Titans targets a fall 2018 launch

City of Titans fans, we have some really good news for you today! The dev team posted an image on Facebook to announce the...
What can I say except ''you're welcome''

Perfect Ten: Moments to be thankful for in MMOs

It's the holiday once again, and somehow I've wound up on Thanksgiving Day here in the US. You may not be reading this on...

Massively Overthinking: The many ‘NGE’ moments across MMORPG history

Eleven years ago this week, the New Game Enhancements patch descended on Star Wars Galaxies, forever changing the trajectory of the game, SOE, and...
It looks much better now.

Go. Hunt. Kill Rooks: City of Titans unveils its latest enemy group

Anyone who has played the game that inspired City of Titans knows that they will play with a very straightforward objective: Go. Hunt. Kill......

City of Titans puts on costumes for Halloween

Just in time for the most costume-friendly holiday of the year, Missing Worlds Media has a new video and post to show off some...

The Game Archaeologist: Six Halloween holidays from buried MMOs

There are two things to know about Halloween and MMOs. The first is that just about every online game in the known universe puts...

Massively Overthinking: Our five favorite MMORPGs of all time

Earlier this week, Redditor maxpower888 started an epic thread on the /r/mmorpg sub asking everyone to chime in and name his or her top five...