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MMORPG | Genre:Super-Hero | Status:Final  (rel 09/01/09)  | Pub:Atari
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Champions Online News

Latest Headlines for Champions Online

  • King of the Hill PvP Launches

    Champions Online players who love PvP will want to check out the new King of the Hill mode. King of the Hill takes players to Vibora Bay in an effort to control the mausoleum fountain.

    Reported on Sep 19, 2011
  • September State of the Game

    The Champions Online team has released the September version of the State of the Game letter. In it, the team reviews what has been going on in game during the past month and previews development coming in the future.

    Reported on Sep 02, 2011
  • Put On Your Dancin' Shoes for the 2nd Anniversary

    Cryptic Studios and the Champions Online team are asking players to get ready for a party royale as the second anniversary of the game nears. The party begins on Thursday, September 1st and runs thorough Monday, September 5th. The team has party favors, costume unlocks and other perks planned for players.

    Reported on Aug 31, 2011
  • Re-Review - It's Not Perfect, But It's Fun!

    In our continuing effort to revisit games that have been out for a year or more, MMORPG.com's Robert Schroeder takes a look at Cryptic Studios' Champions Online. Robert's got a lot to say about Champions so be sure to head through for a terrific read. Played Champions? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Aug 29, 2011
  • July 2011 Ask Cryptic

    Late last month, Robobo took some questions from the Cryptic/Champions Online community about the game and so very much more. Read along as they address questions about comics, game tweaks, the Steam achievement list, the new PvP map and more.

    Reported on Aug 07, 2011
  • Every Hero (or Villain) Needs a Lair

    There's no question that every champion or villain needs a lair. That said, Champions Online players now have the option for a hideout in the game. Hideouts come in a variety of flavors and are useable across all characters on a player's account. Every Gold & Lifetime player gets a hideout for free. Silver players get a Phase One hideout and can later upgrade it if they choose.

    Reported on Jul 07, 2011
  • State of the Game: June 2011

    Executive Producer, Rob Overmeyer, has written the latest State of the Game for the month of June for Cryptic Studios' Champions Online. Rob takes a look at things to come for the game and what we can expect to see in the coming weeks as the game continues forward.

    Reported on Jul 03, 2011
  • Last Chance for Blood Moon

    Today is your last chance to dive into the undead madness of Champions Online's Blood Moon, their ongoing horror event. The event closes today, so pop into the game and take your chance at killin' zombies in the killer PvP event.

    Reported on Jun 26, 2011
  • Concepts and Costumes: Hideouts

    Lead Artist Brad Stokan is at it again, this time taking a look at the hideouts that they create for the game, taking aim at two real-world hideouts: the Vigilante Safe House, and, my favorite, Mom's Basement! See what he has to say this week.

    Reported on Jun 19, 2011
  • Concepts and Costumes

    An interesting piece has popped up on the Champions Online website, as Brad Stokan (the lead artist on the game) showcasing the work of some of his fellow artists in the context of how costume pieces in the game are conceived, and made.

    Reported on Jun 04, 2011
  • May Ask Cryptic Published

    Champions Online devs have published the latest Ask Cryptic with devs answering a host of questions submitted by players and fans. Topics include whether or not players will ever get 'throwing' powers, lairs and the upcoming comic series. It's a terrific and eclectic read. Check it out!

    Reported on Jun 01, 2011
  • Perfect World Snaps Up Cryptic Studios

    Gamasutra is reporting that Chinese publisher Perfect World Entertainment has snapped up Cryptic Studios. Cryptic was recently put on the market by Atari and is the development studio responsible for Champions Online and Star Trek Online. PWE acquired 100% equity in Cryptic for $50.3 million.

    Reported on May 31, 2011
  • Atari Divests Itself of Cryptic Studios

    According to an earnings statement released by Atari, the company has divested itself of Champions Online developer, Cryptic Studios. The move became effective on March 31st. According to Gamasutra, Atari will continue its support of Champions Online and Star Trek Online until such time as the studio is sold.

    Reported on May 17, 2011
  • Resistance is Coming

    The team over at Champions Online are pleased to announce the arrival of Resistance, a new adventure pack due to drop this May. Check out the trailer, screenshots and info over at the official Champions Online website.

    Reported on May 01, 2011
  • April State of the Game Letter Posted

    Champions Online Producer Rob Overmeyer has posted the April State of the Game letter on the official site. Overmeyer discusses the team's plans for summer updates including new rewards, scaling instances, adventure packs, PvP, hideouts, costume packs and more. It's a good read for Champions fans.

    Reported on Apr 22, 2011
  • Zombie Apocalypse Today

    The Champions Online team will be hosting a Zombie Apocalypse event on Tuesday, April 12th from 11-12 a.m. and from 3-4 p.m. PST. The event is for Archetypes at level 40.

    Reported on Apr 12, 2011
  • April Ask Cryptic

    The latest Ask Cryptic has cropped up on the official Champions Online site. This is an ongoing series of articles with players submitting questions for answers from the CO team. There is no set topic for the questions which range from crafting tables to adventure packs to whether or not a system similar to Star Trek Online's Foundry will be deployed for CO.

    Reported on Apr 06, 2011
  • Cryptic Partners with Vivox

    The team at Cryptic has announced a partnership with Vivox to provide the players of their games with voice chat across all of their games. Check out the announcement.

    Reported on Mar 06, 2011
  • March State of the Game

    Champions Online Producer Rob Overmeyer has written the latest State of the Game letter. Overmeyer spends a bit of time reviewing the past months as the team prepared for the Free for All release. He also discusses C-Store updates and takes a forward look at upcoming content updates and more.

    Reported on Mar 02, 2011
  • Numbers & Revenue Spike

    Cryptic Studios, Atari and the Champions Online dev team have announced a gigantic spike in both revenue and player participation in the game since the "Free For All" version was released at the end of January. Concurrent users, unique log ins and revenue have risen over 1000%. To celebrate, devs have a free gift for players that can be claimed at the C-Store.

    Reported on Feb 17, 2011
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