Summon your robot spiders, fire off your long fang attack, then unleash the Omega Maneuver. Or just fry your enemies' brains with a psionic blast. Whatevs. Villainous MMORPGers will have a few new ways to strive for global domination when City of Heroes/City of Villains releases the Wolf Spider and Blood Widow epic villain classes later this spring. The new archetypes are part of Issue 12: Midnight Hour, the latest free content pack and upgrade for the venerable superhero MMORPG. Check out the trailer below for the lowdown on epic villain archetypes.

Branching level paths, new powers and unique costume options for villains are just a few of the additions in store for CoH fans. Episode 12 will also feature a set of missions that will send heroes and villains through time to ancient Rome to aid the Midnight Squad. New super powers will be unlocked for the game's pre-existing archetypes, and a host of tweaks and improvements to gameplay will make it even easier to save (or destroy, as you prefer) Paragon City.


If anyone wants to go heroing with an io9er, stop by Infinity server and say hi to Cyber Sabre. Electric blasters rule. Image by: NCSoft.

Issue 12: Midnight Hour. [NCSoft]