At least that's what Strategy Informer's saying
. Bill Roper of Cryptic told the site that they are expecting a European and US launch on July 14th 2009 which seems a little odd to me as the game was announced not too long ago. Videos just started popping up so maybe we'll start seeing a deluge of things coming out for the game.
Update (Chuck) - Atari and Cryptic have confirmed that Champions Online
game will be available on July 14th.
ATARI AND CRYPTIC STUDIOS ANNOUNCE SHIP DATE FOR CHAMPIONS ONLINE ON PC
Who: Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Cryptic Studios™, a leading developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), announced today Champions Online for PC systems will be available worldwide July 14, 2009.
What: On July 14, European and North American gamers will be able to pick up their copy of Champions Online and dive into a massive world of super powered heroes, villainous Nemeses, ancient gods, underwater civilizations, alien invasions, and much, much more!
From Cryptic Studios, the creators of the acclaimed City of Heroes and City of Villains, comes one of the most exciting new MMOs of 2009... Champions Online! Powered by the groundbreaking Cryptic Engine and based on the award winning Champions setting from the HERO System of pen & paper role playing games, Champions Online taps into a rich and established universe of heroes, villains, and intrigue.
Champions Online takes the MMO genre to new heights with fast paced, "real time" action combat. This high flying action delivers a heroic feeling unlike anything experienced in another MMORPG, while the total customization of character creation takes the experience to the next level. Choose from thousands of costume pieces, body types, and modifications for a level of personalization never before imagined. Create unique power sets to break outside the prison of class archetypes - players can even choose the appearance, and style of their powers to complete their vision.
While players transform into the ultimate hero, the Nemesis system lets Champions Online's powerfulcustomization tools craft an enemy of the extreme opposite, a villain of nightmares. This ultimate adversary will appear throughout a hero's career, and even form diabolic supergroups to bedevil other players throughout the universe.
Champions Online brings epic heroism back to the MMORPG genre, with depth to challenge the most experienced online gamers and fast paced action to engage new entrants to the genre. Champions Online promises to redefine online gaming, now the only question is... What hero will you be?
When: The game will be available at retailers worldwide starting July 14, 2009.