City of Villains Features

  • Why do villains live in such dingy, dirty places?
    IGN has posted a City of Villains interview featuring Senior Designer Sean Fish. On an island of villains backed by the U.N. we found the following etched into a slab of rock:

    "Today we got the chance to talk to Senior Designer Sean Fish about what exactly a signature villain is, where they'll be in the game, and when players can expect to actually see them."

    You can read the entire City of Villains Interview at IGN.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jul 19, 2005
  • If you create a villain, does that make you a villain as well?
    GameSpot chatted with Jack Emmert of Cryptic Studios about the upcoming City of Heroes standalone addition, City of Villains. We have no information confirming that Bob Geldoff immediately announced a
    live concert to raise awareness of this issue after reading the following:

    "After letting you create your very own superhero and save a virtual world in the online role-playing game City of Heroes, NCsoft and developer Cryptic Studios are looking to put the shoe on the other foot with the upcoming expansion pack, City of Villains. As you can probably guess from the name, this time around you will have the fun of creating a supervillain and carrying out missions to amass wealth, power, or infamy. And since you'll be playing online with up to thousands of other players, each controlling a unique superhero or supervillain, the stage is set for spectacular battles as good and evil clash. To get the latest details on the current state of the game, we caught up with Jack Emmert, the creative director of developer Cryptic Studios. City of Villains is scheduled to launch this fall."

    You can read the entire City of Villains Interview with Jack Emmert at GameSpot.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
  • I'm a bad guy AND I wear tights.
    GamerGod has a short preview of City of Villains posted. We dodged laser beams and evil maniacs to find out that they possibly wrote this:

    "True believers all across the servers of City of Heroes need to make sure they are ready. The sequel to the critically acclaimed MMORPG City of Heroes, entitled City of Villains. Offering a wide variety of customization options, new powers and abilities, City of Villains allows players to get in touch with their dark side, and start working their way towards infamy. Just an FYI, the game does not include package monologue's to use when you have the hero captured and feel the need to reveal your whole plan thus give said hero time to escape. What it DOES include is awesome villain bases with your own nefarious weapon defense systems, new types of missions, and best of all: PVP!"

    You can read the entire City of Villains Preview at GamerGod.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jun 22, 2005
  • Bad guys as fun guys.
    1UP has a preview of City of Villains posted. It's possible that this coded message was found in the Personals section of
    the newspaper:

    "With great power come great ass-kicking supergadgets and nefarious world-exploding schemes. And no, that wasn't a typo--it's effectively the basis behind City of Villains, the long-awaited follow-up to CGW's 2004 MMORPG of the Year, City of Heroes. At long last, players will finally have the opportunity to get down with their bad selves."

    You can read the entire City of Villains Preview at 1UP.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Jun 21, 2005
  • I'm not a bad guy. I just play one in City of Villains.
    Digital Entertainment News has a preview of City of Villains posted. Three out of four villains claim that they wrote this:

    " This year at E3 we had the pleasure of meeting Jack Emmert, Statesman himself from City of Heroes. He was on hand showcasing his upcoming sequel/companion title City of Villains, which, as the name implies focuses on the “other” side of the costumed coin. "


    You can read the entire City of Villains Preview at Digital Entertainment News.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 16, 2005
  • Let me turn people into frogs. That would be a humourous, yet villanous act.Game Helper has a preview of City of Villains posted based on their E3 impressions. We're almost positive that they wrote this: "I have a confession to make: I was a City of Heroes junkie. Looking at City of Villains (CoV to those in the know) makes me want to have a relapse. Dave “Zeb” Cook was on hand at NCSoft’s suite to show me some of the tricks to becoming a villain that all heroes may want to soon learn. CoV looks to expand the CoH universe in many cool and interesting ways. First off, it will be the jumping off point for supergroup base building, which has been eagerly anticipated since CoH’s release over a year ago. Also, as a bonus there will be the concept of base raiding—this will really give your characters a good reason for having that auto-targeting turret near the sofa back at base."
    Read the entire City of Villains Preview at Game Helper.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 03, 2005
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