Marvel Entertainment, Inc., NCsoft Corporation, NC Interactive, Inc. and Cryptic Studios, Inc. announced today that they have amicably settled all claims
brought by Marvel and all claims brought by NCsoft, NC Interactive, Inc.
and Cryptic Studios, Inc.
The parties’ settlement allows all parties to continue to develop and sell products, but does not reduce the players’ ability to express their creativity in making and playing original and exciting characters. Therefore, no changes to City of Heroes? or City of Villains’ character creation engine are part of the settlement. The parties have agreed that protecting intellectual property rights is critically important and each will continue aggressively to protect such rights in accordance with all applicable laws. While the terms of the settlement were not disclosed, all parties agree that this case was never about monetary issues and that the fans of their respective products and characters are the winners in this settlement.