On November 2, 1999, Microsoft and Turbine launched Asheron’s Call, a massively multiplayer online fantasy role-playing game that stood toe-to-toe with the likes of EverQuest and Ultima Online. On January 31, Asheron’s Call and its sequel are coming to an end.
Cryptic Studios’ super-powered City of Heroes was recently smothered in molten kryptonite; it has gone to rest with the likes of Tabula Rasa, The Matrix Online, Fury and countless others. Until yesterday, none had returned from this gloomy electronic graveyard. That was until Turbine quietly resurrected Asheron’s Call 2.