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Champions Goes Online July 14

Cryptic's hero-themed MMO wants you to stay indoors this summer.

This screenshot is the champion of all screenshots. Online.
Strategy Informer has a quick article designed to inform the world of Cryptic's release strategy for its upcoming MMORPG, Champions Online. That strategy? Release the PC version of the game on July 14 in both North America and Europe.

This one looked kind of cool back at E3 last year, back when 2K was going to publish it and before Atari bought Cryptic. I'm interested in seeing how it turns out.
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Posted by Jeff
This screenshot is the champion of all screenshots. Online.
Strategy Informer has a quick article designed to inform the world of Cryptic's release strategy for its upcoming MMORPG, Champions Online. That strategy? Release the PC version of the game on July 14 in both North America and Europe.

This one looked kind of cool back at E3 last year, back when 2K was going to publish it and before Atari bought Cryptic. I'm interested in seeing how it turns out.
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Posted by JJOR64

I might check it out when it comes out.

Posted by Undeadpool

I loved City of Heroes, if this game attracts the same community, and maybe throws in a few more activities, I could be looking at a cruel, cruel summer.

Posted by Delta_Ass

Seems like a decent MMO. Only problem is, nobody knows what Champions are. Look at DC Universe, people actually know what that's about.

Posted by 45ysdfgsd g35t3t54 3t4

I think its cool that i dont really know much about champions. Its not going to stop me from enjoying it if its a good game.

Edited by JoelTGM

dude, champions are champions.  Look it up in a dictionary.  I can't wait for this game.
"a person who fights for or defends any person or cause"

Posted by Trnck

Does this have anything to do with City of Heroes/ Villains?

Posted by Otzlowe

@ Trnck, 


Not directly. It's made by the same company that made CoH / CoV though. It's a spiritual successor. (I think?)
Posted by turbomonkey138

looks sweet :D

Posted by Heartagram

Wonder When if ever its gonna come out on 360. Hopefully it doesn't pull a Conan and never come

Posted by rpgobjects

This was suppose to be released on the 360 at the same time.  I guess we go another Conan on our hands.  Too bad, I was geared up to finally play a mmo on the 360.  I loved CoH but I don't have a PC that can handle newer games. ;(

Posted by Fracture

When the hell are they gonna release info on the 360 version? I'm tired of upgrading PC's to play games. I mean seriously. Even if you go for a low end rig that will run these things your looking at a cost over a new PS3. Only to play the 1 or 2 games a year worth playing on the PC?

Posted by Anderson

This is based on the pen & paper RPG.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champions_%28role-playing_game%29

Posted by Diamond

No 360 version, no buy.  I was interested as I enjoyed City of Heroes for a good 2 weeks.

Posted by Kombat

MMOs are shitty on consoles.

Posted by Diamond
Kombat said:
"MMOs are shitty on consoles."
Hell no.
Posted by caesius6

360 version should be shipping sometime later this year.

better that way to be honest, rather have a full two games with separate release dates then 2 half assed ones so they could be out the same time. Cryptics been good on their word, it will come. Conan went downhill quick because they failed to realize its potential. 
Posted by stephengotlost

What really sets this one apart is how you traverse the environment. You can swing around like Spiderman or surf around the city like the Silver Surfer.

Posted by Media_Master

Looks sharp

Posted by Hackanimus

I've been following this for ages, I've always been very tempted by WoW but love the idea of getting in for the start of a Comic hero based world. Also is it going to be subscription based? I'd prefer to have this on my xbox, will a Live subscription cover it or will they want fees ontop?

Posted by MattyFTM

Cool. I'm looking forward to checking this out.

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Posted by ahoodedfigure

If it's anywhere near as detailed as the actual Champions system it may be too much for some people, but if some of the stuff behind the scenes is automated I guess it'll be better than the pen and paper version.

My big question is on just how much things are differentiated from City of Heroes.  I heard that the mission mechanic will be more dynamic, at least. I would hate to see a game like this devolve into a bunch of carbon copied X-Men clones or dudes with rainbow wigs and clown noses, but I guess if you give the peoples the freedom, they will surprise you with both fantastic creativity and painful mediocrity.

Here's hoping that the character creation system is as interesting as they keep saying.

Posted by Shadow

no 360 version anytime soon?  Laaaaaaaaame

Posted by Puppy

http://www.champions-online.com/node/47780

^^Not anymore.

=(

Posted by Bucketdeth

Sept.1st it's coming out now, oh well.

Posted by Jayge_

Not like it'll be any good at launch anyway. It sounds alright but it will be morbidly funny watching it flop.


They should have let me in their beta >.>