Champions Online

PC, XB360 / RPG / Release: Sep 1, 2009 / ESRB: T

Perfect World acquires Cryptic Studios

By Steve Watts, May 31, 2011 11:45am PDT

Following reports that Atari was looking to sell the studio, Cryptic has been acquired by the Chinese MMO maker Perfect World for just over $50 million.

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Atari to sell Star Trek Online dev Cryptic

By Alice O'Connor, May 18, 2011 7:15am PDT

Publisher Atari is looking to sell Cryptic Studios, the developer of Champions Online, Star Trek Online, and the upcoming Neverwinter.

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Daily Filter: February 18, 2011

By Xav de Matos, Feb 18, 2011 6:00pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upco

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Daily Filter: January 25, 2011

By Xav de Matos, Jan 25, 2011 6:00pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upco

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Star Trek Online and Champions Online Lifetime Subscription Sale Incoming

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 20, 2011 5:45am PST

Ostensibly to celebrate the launch of Champions Online's free-to-play option next week, developer Cryptic Studios has announced it will be offering...

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"The game will go F2P soon, probably around beginning of second quarter."

- Lukiopimp see all 7 comments

Daily Filter: January 12, 2011

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 12, 2011 6:00pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anti

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Champions Online Going Free-to-Play This Month

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 11, 2011 1:00pm PST

The promised free-to-play option for Cryptic's superhero MMORPG Champions Online will launch on January 25, it was revealed today. Free-to-play...

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"Too bad... The whole point of the original Champions was creating a custom hero."

- darthfusion see all 19 comments

Champions Online Lifetime Sub Returns for $299

By Xav de Matos, Nov 15, 2010 2:45pm PST

Before the launch of Star Trek Online, Cryptic unveiled a lifetime subscription to its other MMORPG, Champions Online, for a cool $200. Included...

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"I got really bored and bought this game a while back. It was so bad, I played for about 2 hours ..."

- _Ipecac_ see all 22 comments

Champions Online Launching Free-to-Play Option

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 26, 2010 8:50am PDT

Cryptic's superhero MMORPG Champions Online is to launch a feature-limited free-to-play option, executive producer Shannon Posniewski has revealed...

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"I hope this becomes a trend. LOTRO, D&D, Champions. What's next?"

- vertdang see all 20 comments

Champions Online Free Trial Week Begins Today

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 01, 2010 7:22am PDT

To celebrate the first anniversary of Cryptic Studios' superhero MMORPG Champions Online, a free trial week begins today for costume aficionados...

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"The combat for this game was a ton of fun, but after a while playing it just felt really ..."

- AlabasterSlim see all 8 comments

First Annual Game Developers Choice Online Awards Nominations Announced

By Brian Leahy, Aug 23, 2010 12:40pm PDT

The Game Developers Conference Austin show is now Game Developers Conference Online and as such, awards will be handed out, "honoring the...

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"COMMUNITY RELATIONS i tell you right now EVE is no got a hope in hell to win that not with how ..."

- Twin--Sword see all 22 comments

Bill Roper Departs Cryptic Studios

By Brian Leahy, Aug 18, 2010 12:20pm PDT

Former Flagship CEO and Blizzard Executive Bill Roper has left Cryptic Studios, where he served as design director and executive producer on...

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"He hasn't done anything good, since the Diablo series. Hellgate was bad, when he joined Cryptic ..."

- shacknewsrep see all 49 comments

Champions Online No Longer Coming to Consoles

By Chris Faylor, Mar 24, 2010 9:40am PDT

The oft-promised console edition of Champions Online is no more, as developer Cryptic Studios has revealed that "there are no current plans for a...

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"guess this pretty much nixes STO going to 360 as well.. not that I'm shocked or anything, ..."

- RumpleForeSkin72 see all 19 comments

Champions Online Free Weekend Starts Friday

By Brian Leahy, Mar 22, 2010 3:40pm PDT

Cryptic's superhero MMORPG Champions Online will be getting another free weekend beginning this Friday, March 26th at 10AM PST until Monday, March...

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"Its a decent diversion for a free weekend. Just make sure you play enough to get to level 22-25, ..."

- TrickSh0t see all 10 comments

Champions Online Demo Launches

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 22, 2009 7:00am PST

Cryptic Studios has launched the free level-limited demo for its superhero MMORPG Champions Online, available for download now through Steam....

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"What great timing, since I just ended my sub. I really wanted to enjoy this game, but it's so ..."

- SeraphielX see all 17 comments