Winter Event, Demo, Referrals and iPhone App for Champions Online

Atari, Inc. and Cryptic Studios
announced today a quartet of new programs to celebrate the holiday season in
Champions Online.

"We really wanted to celebrate the
holidays by giving our players some really fun gifts," said Bill Roper,
Executive Producer of Champions Online. "So we’ve cooked up a brand new winter
event, and created several new ways to share the joy of Champions Online."

First among those is the Attack of
the Misfit Toys. In celebration of the winter holiday season, psychotic badguy
Black Harlequin has made deadly changes to all the toys being given out in
Millennium City. He’s even brought along his own giant, murderous mecha-teddy,
Clarence, to have some fun.

Also in the holiday spirit, but far
less deadly, Cryptic Studios is initiating a referral program allowing players
to invite a friend to play free for ten days. Both players and recruits will win
a rare in-game action figure and bonuses. For every recruit who buys the game,
players will also earn an extra costume slot and 400 Cryptic Points to spend as
they wish.

To prolong the fun, Cryptic Studios
is also inviting new players to enjoy a Champions Online demo. Players can play
the tutorial for free, defending Millennium City from alien invasion. Players
will be able to create two fully customized characters and play them all the way
up to Level 15 within the tutorial.

The team at Cryptic Studios is also
taking Champions Online mobile with a new iPhone app. Players can download the
Champions Companion for free from the App Store. Champions Companion allows
players to keep up with the latest game news, view their characters and
communicate with friends playing the game.

Champions Online taps into a rich
universe of heroes and villains with unparalleled intrigue and adventure.
Cryptic Studios has taken the genre to new heights with Champions Online’s fast
paced, “real time” action combat and the power of total customization. Through
Champions’ unique character customization tool the player can create and
individualize every component of their hero: name, back story, costume, powers
and abilities can all be modified in countless ways. In addition to allowing
players to transform into the ultimate hero, gamers can craft an enemy of the
extreme opposite, concoct a villainous history for their ultimate foe and
guarantee themselves a truly unique experience.


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