September 26th, 2001
of Heroes is announced!
Cryptic Studios proudly announces City of Heroes, a massively
multiplayer online roleplaying game that's home to an entire universe of super
powered, comic book style adventure. Here you and thousands of other players
can create your own superheroes and discover all the dangers, wonders, and
excitement that Paragon City has to offer.
The full press release follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Comic-Book Style Adventure Filled
with Superheroes and
Fearsome Villains to Release in Summer of 2002
- Cryptic Studios proudly announces "City of Heroes," a massively
multiplayer online world home to an entire universe of super-powered, comic
book style adventure. When the game releases next summer, thousands of players
can take on the roles of superheroes, fight villains, and help create the
story in a stunning, 3D graphical world, courtesy of the San Jose-based developer.
City of Heroes is the first superhero themed online RPG
and will offer a host of exciting and compelling gameplay features. Players
create their own heroes, choosing from hundreds of different powers, skills,
abilities, and items and design their own unique costumes. Then they can band
together with other players to fight evil, build their own secret headquarters
and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city.
Gamers will confront super villains, aliens, madmen, monsters,
criminals, and other fearsome foes. They can take on personalized missions
and rid the city of dozens of different evil organizations and hundreds of
individual enemies. With success players acquire power, wealth, and fame and
come to bask in the spotlight and rake in the rewards as their powers and
fame grow with each successful mission and every defeated foe.
City of Heroes takes place amongst the skyscrapers, slums,
sewers and streets of Paragon City, a sprawling online metropolis that offers
unlimited adventure and countless surprises. Players become an integral part
of many and varied different ongoing story arcs as the villain groups menace
Paragon City and react to player victories and defeats.
"With City of Heroes we're bringing a new and exciting
genre to online gaming: the world of superheroes," says lead designer
Richard Dakan. "We've designed this game to not only capture the excitement
of comic book heroes but to offer a unique gaming experience. With this game
you can literally 'become your own hero.' Players can not only design their
very own superheroes from the ground up, but they can have a direct impact
on what happens to the city they live in."
Cryptic Studios plans to release City of Heroes in the
summer of 2002. For a gameplay movie, screenshots, and additional game information
check out the City of Heroes Web site at www.CityofHeroes.com.
The Cryptic Studios staff combines proven talents from
the computer and book publishing industries into a single team devoted to
creating innovative, top notch games. Based in San Jose, California and fully
funded by private investment, Cryptic Studios currently focuses all of its
prodigious resources on the company's first product: City of Heroes. For more
information about the team and its projects, check out www.crypticstudios.com.
Contacts: Jack Emmert, firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2nd, 2001
of Heroes is featured in PVP
Check out the PVP
web site all this week for strips about City of Heroes.
PVP is a daily comic strip focusing on the games industry and
appearing in PC Gamer, Dragon Magazine, and online at Gamespy.com.
of Heroes article in Wizard magazine
the premiere comics magazine, has a feature story on City of
Heroes in its November 2001 issue. Wizard is available at comic
book stores and newstands everywhere.
October 3rd, 2001
City of Heroes gameplay movie released!
Visit our movies page to download the first look at City of
Heroes gameplay and get a sampling of the exciting adventures that await you
in Paragon City.
IGN has posted an interview
with Jack Emmert, one of our Game Designers here at Cryptic Studios.
internet radio interview
XGR will be featuring a live
interview with Jack Emmert this coming Friday, October 5th.
October 12th, 2001
the Powers Page
Another installment of four powers
has been added - Cold Control, Density Control, Invulnerability, and Leaping.
One of these days we're going to have to make the powers page alphabetical,
with only the latest update called out . . .