Champions Online: Powerful Hero Profiles and Goes Gold Release!

August 14, 2009


– One Step Closer To Becoming the
World’s Next Hero in Anticipated New Game – – Open Beta Available through IGN’s
Fileplanet –

Atari and Cryptic Studios are proud
to give superhero fans the game they’ve been craving as Champions Online™ for PC
has gone gold. Based on the award-winning Champions pen-and-paper role-playing
games and powered by the groundbreaking Cryptic Engine, Champions Online taps
into a rich universe of heroes and villains with unparalleled intrigue and

Cryptic Studios – creators of the
award-winning City of Heroes and City of Villains MMOs – has taken the massively
multiplayer role-playing game genre to new heights with Champions Online. The
experience begins with Champions’ immensely powerful character creation and
customization tool, which enables players to fashion truly unique superheroes by
choosing from thousands of costume pieces, body types, powers, and character
appearances. Players can then modify their choices with an array of configurable
sliders and color options, resulting in a completely individualized hero.

No superhero, however unique, can be
complete without a super villainous Nemesis or two. With Champions Online’s
powerful customization tools, players can also design the perfect Nemesis to
oppose their superheroes. These ultimate adversaries appear throughout a hero’s
career, sometimes issuing challenges, other times ambushing their heroic foe.
Champions Online brings epic superheroism to the MMORPG genre with depth that
challenges the most experienced online gamers, while its fast-paced action
promises to engage new entrants to the online superhero universe.

Be among the first to experience
this one-of-a-kind online superhero gaming universe by taking part in the open
beta, exclusively run by IGN’s Fileplanet. Players can access open beta by
registering at Fileplanet. Additionally, this thrilling title is available for
pre-order at Wal-Mart, GameStop, Best Buy, Direct2Drive, and Amazon. Gamestop
and Best Buy preorders even have the opportunity to join in a special Early
Start Program.

Champions Online promises to
redefine online gaming with the power comic book fans have been craving. The
only question is… What hero will you be?

Champions Online releases on Windows
PC this September.

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