Atari and Cryptic Studios Announce Ship Date For Champions Online on PC

April 24, 2009

Atari and Cryptic Studios
Announce Ship Date For Champions Online on PC

Atari, Inc. and Cryptic Studios
announced today Champions Online for PC systems will be available worldwide July
14, 2009

On July 14, European and North
American gamers will be able to pick up their copy of Champions Online and dive
into a massive world of super powered heroes, villainous Nemeses, ancient gods,
underwater civilizations, alien invasions, and much, much more!

From Cryptic Studios, the creators
of the acclaimed City of Heroes and City of Villains, comes one of the most
exciting new MMOs of 2009… Champions Online! Powered by the groundbreaking
Cryptic Engine and based on the award winning Champions setting from the HERO
System of pen & paper role playing games, Champions Online taps into a rich and
established universe of heroes, villains, and intrigue.

Champions Online takes the MMO genre
to new heights with fast paced, "real time" action combat. This high flying
action delivers a heroic feeling unlike anything experienced in another MMORPG,
while the total customization of character creation takes the experience to the
next level. Choose from thousands of costume pieces, body types, and
modifications for a level of personalization never before imagined. Create
unique power sets to break outside the prison of class archetypes – players can
even choose the appearance, and style of their powers to complete their vision.


Click here to download
a new Champions Online trailer.

While players transform into the
ultimate hero, the Nemesis system lets Champions Online’s powerful customization
tools craft an enemy of the extreme opposite, a villain of nightmares. This
ultimate adversary will appear throughout a hero’s career, and even form
diabolic super-groups to bedevil other players throughout the universe.

Champions Online brings epic heroism
back to the MMORPG genre, with depth to challenge the most experienced online
gamers and fast paced action to engage new entrants to the genre. Champions
Online promises to redefine online gaming, now the only question is… What hero
will you be?

The game will be available at
retailers worldwide starting July 14, 2009.

For more information, please visit
www.atari.com and
www.champions-online.com.