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Super Power Pack, Serpent Lantern Announced

Posted by Michael Bitton on Apr 06, 2010  | Comments

Super Power Pack, Serpent Lantern Announced - Champions Online -

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."

A bullet list of the Super Power Pack's main features can be found below:

  • Melee update
  • Supernatural update
  • Offensive Passives update
  • Weapons in the tailor (woot!)
  • Teammate missions in Journal
  • Blood Moon recurs on the full moon (spooky!)
  • and many bug fixes and UI tweaks

As for the Serpent Lantern adventure pack, not much is really known other than it involves a "big serpent. And a lantern." No word on whether this adventure pack will be free or for-pay, either.

Cryptic Studios' adventure packs will be designed as "a great big story arc" for players level 11 and up and will scale to the teams level and size.

UPDATE: For the moment we can assume the Adventure Packs will be free, as both Poz and Jackalope have clarified in the past that future Adventure Packs would be free of charge:

Poz at a recent dev chat:

Vargr Dragonwolf (07:01.49 PM)

Are the "Adventure Packs" mentioned earlier going to be free content updates, or purchased through Cryptic Store or other means?

Shannon Posniewski (07:01.58 PM)


Jackalope (Jack Emmert) in a forum post regarding Adventure Packs:

Our current plan is to release an adventure pack every couple of months for FREE. NO CHARGE. Nada.
That's what's on our radar at the moment.

Things can always change, however, and we have no official confirmation either way as far as the particular Serpent Lantern pack goes. Thanks ChampionsFan.

View the original announcement here.

[Thanks Christopher8 for the tip!]

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB