Atari unveils new programs in Champions Online – Console news

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Atari and Cryptic Studios has just announced that they will be unveiling four more new programs in order to celebrate the coming holiday season in CHampion Online, and according to Bill Roper, Executive Producer of Champion Online, “We really wanted to celebrate the holidays by giving our players some really fun gifts. So we’ve cooked up a brand new winter event, and created several new ways to share the joy of Champions Online.” More details on the famous four would be revealed in the extended post.

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.

The first among those would be the Attack of the Misfit Toys. Apparently, the winter holiday season has caused psychotic bad guy Black Harlequin to make deadly changes to all the toys being given out in Millennium City. As with any bad guy worth his salt, he has his very own sidekick – a giant, murderous mecha-teddy known as Clarence, to join in on his heinous “fun”.

Cryptic Studios is also initiating a referral program that enables players to invite a friend to play free for ten days, hoping that during those ten days, the friend of yours will be hooked in some way. The player and recruit will be able to win a rare in-game action figure and bonuses. As an added incentive, each recruit who buys the game will enable the players who roped them in to earn an extra costume slot and 400 Cryptic Points which they can spend as they wish.

Apart from that, Cryptic Studios also invited new players to enjoy a Champions Online demo. Players will be able to check out the tutorial for free, helping defend Millennium City against alien invasion. You can create a couple of fully customized characters and play them all the way up to Level 15 within the tutorial for added effect.

Those who prefer to get their gaming fix in a mobile manner will also be pleased to know that Cryptic Studios has plans for Champions Online mobile thanks to a new iPhone app. Champions Companion can be downloaded for free from the App Store, where it enables players to keep up with the latest game news, view their characters and communicate with friends playing the game.

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