The next City of Heroes update is scheduled for release in August. The update will be known as Issue #5: Forest of Dread and will be available at no extra cost to existing subscribers.

"Issue #5 features a thrilling new Zone for heroes to explore - the mystical Croatoa, which is populated by monstrous new villains such as the giant Fir Bolg and the legendary Tuatha de Dannan. A new epic Task Force is also available in Croatoa for heroes to complete.

Two exciting new power sets are also being debuted with Issue #5: Archery and Sonics, available to Defenders, Blasters and Controllers. New Zone Events will test heroes to the limit, asking them to stop arson attacks and break up an out-of-control superpowered rave. All this, as well as new mission customizations and brand new badges, ensures City of Heroes will be more enticing than ever with Issue #5."

"With our first Super Summer Slam Spectacular well underway, this is shaping up as a great summer for City of Heroes players," says Stephen Reid, Content and Community Manager, NCsoft Europe. "With regular activities and events, and new content appearing on a regular basis, City of Heroes provides for its devoted community like few other games."