Atari and Cryptic Studios announce Champions Online is gold, and the superhero
MMORPG will go live in September, presumably still September 1
early access scheduled of the end of this month
. The announcement
includes details on beta testing and early access:
New York, NY (August
14, 2009) – 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 adventure.
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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