Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and Cryptic Studios, creators of the acclaimed City of Heroes and Star Trek Online, will celebrate the first anniversary of its superhero universe Champions Online™ with several promotional initiatives benefitting both loyal and new fans.

Highlights include:

  • Champions Online Anniversary Free Trial: New customers can play Champions Online for FREE beginning Wednesday, September 1 at 10 a.m. PDT to Tuesday, September 7 at 10 a.m. PDT. Players can access this exciting opportunity here:
  • Champions Online Anniversary Sale: All C-store merchandise will be 20% off with the exception of the new “Millennium Costume Set” from Wednesday, September 1 at 10 a.m. PDT to Tuesday, September 7 at 10 a.m. PDT. Visit the store at:
  • Champions Online $6 Digital Download: Direct 2 Drive customers can purchase Champions Online at a significantly reduced price of $6 from Wednesday, September 15 at 10 a.m. PDT until Tuesday, September 21 9:59 a.m. PDT. The Direct 2 Drive Champions Online product page is available here:

Champions Online brings epic heroism to the MMORPG genre with depth that challenges the most experienced online gamers, while its fast paced action engages new entrants to the online superhero universe. Enter a world where the diabolical genius Dr. Destroyer has returned to wreak havoc. After he single-handedly destroyed Detroit, many thought he had perished in the colossal explosion that leveled the city, but he is back to inflict his evil plans on the unsuspecting world. Join with Defender and the legendary Champions to stop Dr. Destroyer and his minions in an ultimate showdown of good vs. evil.

Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Atari’s brands and content are available across all key traditional and digital distribution touch points, including browser-based and Social online platforms, PC, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone, Android and RIM devices). Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.

Atari benefits from the strength of its worldwide brand and its extensive catalogue of contemporary classic game franchises (Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Lunar Lander®), original owned franchises (Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Deer Hunter®), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek™ Online, Champions Online™) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters®, Rollercoaster Tycoon®, Dungeons and Dragons®). Atari also leverages the power of its franchises to deliver movies and merchandise to consumers around the world.

via Atari

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