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City Of Heroes: Issue 17 To Be Released On 6th Anniversary
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

NCSoft and Paragon Studios have announced an April 28th release date for Issue 17: Dark Mirror, the upcoming update for the company's comic book hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. The release will coincide with the sixth anniversary of the game's release and takes place during a week of celebratory events, activities, and contests.

Issue 17: Dark Mirror
We'll start with the biggest news first. In honor of our Six Year Anniversary we are proud to announce that Issue 17: Dark Mirror will officially release on our birthday, April 28th!
The amazing visuals made possible by Ultra Mode plus new story arcs, player emotes, numerous Mission Architect additions, the introduction of animated tails and much more will hit the live servers for your enjoyment next Wednesday.

As part of this release you will be receiving:

  • 1 Free Respec (so use up your current one if you still have it to make room for this one!)
  • 1 Costume Token per unlocked costume slot.
So on anniversary day, see City of HeroesŪ in a whole new light (literally) and help us celebrate by playing and enjoying this latest free content update!

In-Game Events
Gameplay Fun!
You may have noticed that things tend to get a little... "out of hand" in-game on our anniversaries. Well, this year will be no exception! On Monday, April 26th and Tuesday, April 27th, get ready for chaos to break loose on a server near you! Don't miss out on this opportunity to band together with your fellow players to defeat giant obstacles, earn merits, badges, XP and maybe even pick up a 30 day anniversary title!

In-Game Training Room Meet and Greet with the Devs!
The developers want to wish you happy anniversary personally on Wednesday the 28th, so please join us at the following times in Pocket D on the North American and European Training Rooms.

Global Anniversary Address From War Witch
This year, the baton has been passed to War Witch who will present the 6 Year Anniversary Address to players. At approximately 8pm EST in-game (and shortly thereafter on the website), she will share some words of wisdom that will no doubt reflect on the past and help us all look forward to the future!

Declare Your Loyalty Anniversary Contest!
Leave your mark on Praetoria forever! Be watching the website within the next week for the debut of our "Declare Your Loyalty" Anniversary Contest which will allow Loyalists to create a piece of propaganda for a billboard in Praetoria and Resistance supporters to create a piece of graffiti that will appear around the city. The best thing about this contest? Winning entries in both categories will all be considered for inclusion in the game! There will be other great prizes too, of course!

Specifics are coming soon, but you only have three weeks to enter, start thinking creatively now about the piece of propaganda or graffiti that you want to submit. With any luck it will become a part of City of HeroesŪ for the rest of time!

Player Run Activities/Events
We're pleased to share that our players are getting involved by throwing their own anniversary-related activities and events. Keep an eye on the website and message board for what the "Off The Cape" Podcast and thecaperadio.com are up to for our six year anniversary. If you're planning on doing something for your fellow heroes/villains to mark the occasion, let us know! Send an email to cohcommunity@ncsoft.com and we'll help you promote it!

6 Year Anniversary Badge
Another year means another commemorative badge!

Beginning at 11am EST on Saturday, May 1st, 2010 and continuing until 11:59pm EST on Monday, May 31st, we will be issuing each individual character you log into the game with a 6 Year Anniversary badge.

It all starts this coming Monday the 26th and we hope you'll join us celebrate the fact that we're six years and going strong!
To read more about the festivities learn more at the pages below.

City Of Heroes Sixth Anniversary
NCsoft
TransGaming
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