Ship of Heroes: New Dev Blog - The Doctor Is In

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City of Heroes ... just the name has a powerful effect upon those who played it. Its loss is still lamented and mourned years after NCSoft shut the servers down, and it has spawned several projects that aim to be its spiritual successor. Ship of Heroes is one such game. Even without knowing that goal, just looking over its page brings echoes of CoH to mind, and not simply because of the shared superheroes theme.

They have been slowly rolling out information about the game, and yesterday a new signature NPC was revealed: Dr. Ellen Strikewell. A doctor with supernatural healing powers, Strikewell refused to enter into the Justice Corps, although she does assist on the occassional mission or two.

I really like the character reveals they have been working out. Not only does it give a great look at what is possible within the character generation of the game, but it also reveals the feel that the devs are going for with Ship of Heroes. Strikewell does look the part of an electricity-wielding medic!



It reminds me somewhat of Metamorphosis Alpha as well; Ship of Heroes is set on a spaceship, the Heroship FHS Justice, where the player character heroes battle a combination of internal and external threats across the various decks. Everything from invasive fauna and flora to raiding aliens can be found and battled within the ship. And this isn't just any spaceship - it's closer to a giant space station designed to seed humanity across the universe. Want a better picture? The devs created their own video to help them visualize the ship.



This is now the fourth attempt to create a City of Heroes spiritual successor that I've seen, and I have to admit, even if I hadn't played and enjoyed the original game, I'd have to admire it for no other reason than it managed to engender such passion and devotion that several such projects have been born in its wake. 

For more superhero goodness, visit the Ship of Heroes page!
 
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