Heroes and Villains, meet your destiny

NCsoft has announced that the worlds of City of Heroes and City of Villains - the superhero/super villain massively multiplayer games - will receive a new update titled Issue 7: Destiny Manifest, which pumps up in-game visuals and super-player options.

Two brand new zones lead the update. Grandville, for level 40-50 Villains only, features a brand new cast of characters including Lord Recluse and his mutated Arachnoid henchmen. The second zone, Recluse's Victory, gives both Heroes and Villains between level 40 and 50 a giant battleground to fight across, with heavy artillery and control points up for grabs.

The update also adds new missions, powers and Power Sets to City of Villains, while improving Base building options and the chat interface for both super-worlds. Finally, City of Heroes gets a visual boost, with bump, specular and whoomajaflip mapping to make the game look super fine. Super duper.

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