NCsoft announced today that City of Heroes / City of Villains -- their popular super hero MMORPG originally developed by Cryptic Studios -- is now available on the Mac OS. This is a huge step forward for the franchise as it opens the game up to new players who may have not been able to access it before. Check out the press release below; there are some goodies included for Mac users that aren't available to PC users too!
SEATTLE, January 8, 2009 – NCsoft®, the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), today announced the commercial launch of City of Heroes® for the Apple® Macintosh® across all NCsoft West consumer territories. Now PC players and Mac players can live their comic-book dreams together, in the shared fictional world of Paragon CityTM and the Rogue IslesTM.
The game has been enabled for the Mac by TransGaming, Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), a leading developer of portability technologies for the electronic entertainment industry. Mac players can now purchase the digital-only Mac Special Edition of City of Heroes, from NCsoft’s PlayNC® store and GameTreeOnline. The Mac Special Edition includes the client, thirty days of play time and a set of exclusive in-game items.
“Our community is excited that City of Heroes is coming to Mac,” said Brian Clayton, executive producer of City of Heroes for NCsoft West. “We are thrilled to offer avid Mac fans the ability to play the most robust comic-book inspired MMO on the market.”
In City of Heroes, players craft their own unique hero or villain identities and join millions of other player created characters in a constantly expanding universe. Unparalleled character customization is a hallmark of the City of Heroes franchise. Players can choose from hundreds of different powers and thousands of costume options, resulting in near limitless personalization. Players may go it alone or band together with others in super groups.
City of Heroes is rated "T" for Teen. For more information about City of Heroes go to http://www.cityofheroes.com.
NCsoft, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Lineage®, Guild Wars® and City of Heroes® franchises. NCsoft West is a division of NCsoft which holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at http://www.PlayNC.com.