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.


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.


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


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


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...


"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


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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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....


"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