NCsoft North America announces that City of Villains, stand-alone sequel to the hit massively multiplayer online PC game City of Heroes, has gone live in North America. Developed by Cryptic Studios and published by NCsoft, City of Villains introduces a host of new features including the ability to create massive evil lairs from the ground up, and player-versus-player zones where villains can battle against hero players from the City of Heroes game.
City of Villains is available at retailers in North America at an anticipated price of $49.99 for its standard edition and $69.99 for the feature-packed collector’s DVD edition. Both editions include the first month of online game play, and after the first month, players will be charged a monthly subscription fee of $14.99. Earlier this month NCsoft announced that existing City of Heroes’ customers can purchase City of Villains and subscribe to both games for the single subscription price of $14.99.