NCsoft has unveiled the first major expansion for City of Heroes since City of Villains launched in 2005. It's called Going Rogue and is "coming soon".
The key feature is the ability for Heroes to turn Villain and vice versa, through specially marked quests, behaviours and decisions. That means Hero archetypes can now explore the Rogue Isles, while Villains can venture to Paragon City.
Central to all this is the new area of Praetoria, a utopian mirror-image of the world ruled over by Tyrant, the evil incarnation of Paragon's hero, Statesman. Here players will explore the grey area between good and evil.
Personifying the expansion are new characters Maelstrom and Desdemona, the former a pistol-wielding hero turned bad, the latter a villain turned good. They are the centrepiece of the very first Going Rogue trailer.
Paragon Studios will develop. More information will follow.