Atari has announced that Champions Online is now available in stores in North America today, and will hit Europe on September 4, 2009.Â While the Windows PC version is available today, there looks to be a bit of hiccup with the Xbox 360 version according to VG247.Â It appears Microsoft and Cryptic are trying to figure out how to implement the subscriber fee on Xbox LIVE, which already has a monthly fee tacked onto it.
For those who are looking forward to the experience on the PC, today is the day.
Champions Online brings epic heroism back to the MMORPG genre with depth that will certainly challenge the most experienced online gamers, while its fast paced action promises to engage new entrants to the online superhero universe.Â Enter a world where the diabolical genius Dr. Destroyer has returned to wreak havoc.Â After he single-handedly destroyed the city of Detroit, many thought he had perished in the colossal explosion, 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 versus evil.
â€œChampions Online is a great addition to Atariâ€™s line-up,â€ said John Needham, CEO of Cryptic Studios in a prepared statement.Â â€œAfter considerable anticipation and excitement, we are thrilled to present Champions to fans and gamers worldwide, and look forward to seeing what players create with the gameâ€™s limitless customization options. We are already hard at work developing new content and updates that will expand the Champions Online world even further.â€
Sounds great! For anyone desperate to play, it’s not too late to buy it for me as a belated birthday gift! ;-)
“While the Windows PC version is available today, there looks to be a bit of hiccup with the Xbox 360 version according to VG247. It appears Microsoft and Cryptic are trying to figure out how to implement the subscriber fee on Xbox LIVE, which already has a monthly fee tacked onto it.”
Don’t know why it is a “hiccup” … Final Fantasy XI has been available on the 360 for awhile now WITH the standard subscription fee to Square-Enix. Good thing is you don’t have to be a XboxLive Gold member to play, just Silver.
From what I’ve been hearing, Cryptic is just waiting on approval from Microsoft currently.
That said, the PC version is quite ncie :D
Take it from someone who lives in this shit-hole: Detroit wasn’t destroyed by super-villains; it was destroyed by its own corrupt and incompetent government which was repeatedly re-elected by its equally corrupt and incompetent residents.
Other than that, this sounds pretty cool!