If you like playing superhero multiplayer games, you're pretty much living in a golden age. While venerable comic-book-themed MMORPG City of Heroes keeps cranking out new content, Champions Online is ramping up for a big release next year. We've got the goods on City of Heroes' latest time traveling-adventure and some data on the Champions character creation system.
Last week, NCSoft released "Issue 12," the latest batch of free content for City of Heroes/City of Villains. In addition to epic villain archetypes, a bunch of game tweaks and improvements that players have been asking for were rolled out. Both heroes and villains also gained access to two new areas of play: the Midnight Club is the hideout for a secretive group of heroes and features an interesting puzzle game that gives characters access to an in-game badge; Midnight Clubbers can time travel to a realm in ancient Rome called Cimerora, which results in some pretty awesome robot vs. centurion battle scenes.