City of Heroes, called COH for short, is superhero themed MMORPG published by NC Soft. The uniquely themed game has an enormous amount of content and some of the best character customization of any game. Create your own superhero and team up with others to fight against the villains of Paragon City. Characters in City of Heroes are divided into two factions; heroes and villains. Both factions have access to all of the archetypes. There is also a third faction, a Praetorian faction, which is an alternate reality version of the game?s world. It offers a unique level 1-20 playing experience, after which you choose which standard faction to join.Every character has an Origin, which determines the kind of enhancements (CoH?s version of gear) they can use, and also where the thematic origin of their superpowers is. The origins are Technology, Mutation, Natural, Magic, and Science.
On August 31, 2012, NCsoft terminated its Paragon Studios development team, ending all production on CoH with the last day of services on November 30, 2012.