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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

  • Cryptic Studios Unveils Serpent Lantern Mini-Site

    Cryptic Studios have unveiled the mini-site for "The Serpent Lantern," an upcoming adventure pack for Champions Online centered around the familiar VIPER villain group, who are seeking to capture an ancient artifact known as the "Serpent Lantern."

    Reported on May 20, 2010
  • Latest Ask Cryptic Answers General Game Questions

    The latest in the Ask Cryptic Q&A series for Champions Online has been published on the official Champions Online website and focuses on general game questions with no particular theme.

    Reported on May 14, 2010
  • Super Power Pack Now Live; New State of the Game Letter

    The hotly anticipated Super Power Pack patch for Champions Online is now live. As we reported earlier, this latest patch includes a major overhaul for both the melee and supernatural power frameworks, team missions in journal, as well as many tweaks and fixes. The new patch also includes new UNITY 2 missions, which allow players to participate in an additional set of daily missions taking place in Vibora Bay.

    Reported on May 04, 2010
  • VIPER No Longer "Pushovers" in Serpent Lantern

    The "Serpent Lantern" adventure pack which was announced earlier this month will focus on the source of VIPER's power. Anyone who's played Champions Online can tell you how big a pushover those VIPER clowns are, and so Cryptic Studios has some plans to re-vamp the VIPER enemy group in anticipation of Serpent Lantern's upcoming release in May/June.

    Reported on Apr 22, 2010
  • Future Costumes Poll

    Cryptic Studios has put up a new poll on the official Champions Online website, picking the community's brains for possible future costume set additions. There are many options, but two that are certainly to be controversial are the Ninja and Pirate options. Perhaps we can settle once and for all which are better? Not likely -- but hey, the results should be educational!

    Reported on Apr 14, 2010
  • Cryptic Studios Announces C-Store Tax Day Discount

    Cryptic Studios has announced a new tax day discount in order to celebrate (or mourn) the upcoming tax day on April 15. The sale will run from April 15 through April 19 and will offer a 25% discount on all C-Store items for both Champions Online and Star Trek Online.

    Reported on Apr 13, 2010
  • Super Power Pack, Serpent Lantern Announced

    Shannon "Poz" Posniewski has delivered his first State of the Game letter as Executive Producer on Champions Online. The letter reveals some major developments for the game, including the announcement of the "Super Power Pack," which consists mainly of both the Supernatural and Melee powerset reviews, as well as improvements to the teaming experience, and more. Later on in May or June, Cryptic Studios will release the game's first Adventure Pack called the "Serpent Lantern."

    Reported on Apr 06, 2010
  • Ask Cryptic: Supernatural Review

    The latest edition of Ask Cryptic for Champions Online features questions from the community regarding the upcoming review of the Supernatural power set.

    Reported on Apr 05, 2010
  • Massive Melee Changes Revealed

    Melee players in Champions Online have been eagerly awaiting details on the previously announced melee review that has been in development, and this latest dev diary from powers designer Matt "Akinos" Danuser spills the beans on Cryptic Studios' plans for Champions Online's currently underwhelming melee experience.

    Reported on Apr 02, 2010
  • Dev Diary: Supernatural Powers Review

    Champions Online Powers designer Chris "Arne" Matz sheds some light on the upcoming review of the game's Supernatural powerset in this latest dev diary published on the official Champions Online website.

    Reported on Mar 29, 2010
  • Play "Revelation" With the Devs This Friday

    Cryptic Studios has announced an opportunity for Champions Online players to get together with the developers and play through some of the just released "Revelation" content this Friday, March 26th.

    Reported on Mar 25, 2010
  • Revelation Now Live!

    Revelation, the free mini-expansion to Champions Online is now live! To head over to Vibora Bay simply visit Juryrig, who is located near Dr. Silverback in the Renaissance Center of Millenium City.

    Reported on Mar 23, 2010
  • Revelation Trailer, Details & Promotion

    Cryptic Studios has released the official trailer for "Revelation," the upcoming free mini-expansion to Champions Online. The trailer arrived as part of an update to the official Revelation mini-site, which now also features information and images for a variety of the new costume options (both purchasable and unlockable) coming with the launch of Revelation. A breakdown of the six new Tier 4 powers is also available.

    Reported on Mar 22, 2010
  • State of the Game: Roper Out, Poz In

    Bill Roper has just put out his final State of the Game letter for Champions Online, bringing news that he will be moving on to "other design responsibilities within Cryptic Studios." Shannon Posniewski aka Poz, will be taking Bill's place as Executive Producer on Champions Online going forward.

    Reported on Mar 16, 2010
  • Special "Thank You" Perks for Lifers

    Cryptic Studios has announced special "Thank You" perks for Lifetime Subscribers of Champions Online. The new perks, which will be released later this month, include:an exclusive in-game chat channel, front-of-queue support, an in-game title, an in-game VIP lounge, and a unique costume piece.

    Reported on Mar 16, 2010
  • Vibora Bay Characters Screenshots

    Cryptic Studios has sent over a number of new screenshots featuring several of the new characters players will encounter in Vibora Bay when Champions Online's first mini-expansion "Revelation" goes live later this month.

    Reported on Mar 15, 2010
  • Cryptic Studios Introduces "On Deck" List

    Similar to the recently announced "Engineering Reports" for Star Trek Online, Cryptic Studios has posted an "On Deck" list on the Public Test Server forum of Champions Online, giving players an idea of what the developers are currently working on.

    Reported on Mar 10, 2010
  • Revelation Playtest Tomorrow

    Cryptic Studios has announced a new playtest for Champions Online's upcoming free expansion "Revelation." The short three hour test kicks off tomorrow at 4PM PST and will conclude at 7PM PST.

    Reported on Mar 10, 2010
  • Ask Cryptic: Revelation Edition

    The Cryptic Studios team is interested in your questions on the upcoming free expansion to Champions Online, Revelation. To that end, questions for the next Champions Online "Ask Cryptic" issue, which will focus solely on Revelation, are now being taken!

    Reported on Mar 03, 2010
  • Revelation Site Launched

    Following hot on the heels of today's earlier report that public testing for Champions Online's upcoming free expansion, Revelation, had begun, is news that the Revelation mini-site has also just gone live.

    Reported on Feb 25, 2010