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Free-to-play weekend in Champions Online with special in-game event

Posted by: Chad at 11/19/2009 5:56 PM
Cryptic Studios, the developers of City of Heroes, City of Villains, and Star Trek Online, has announced today the upcoming Nemeses Confrontation event for Champions Online.  On November 24, players will face their greatest Nemeses to protect the universe from great evil. 

New and returning players will have a chance to play the game for free from November 26 through November 30.  The Nemeses Confrontation adds even more action to the weekend by allowing players' ultimate enemies to team up.  Get ready to play by signing up for the free weekend of Champions Online over at their web site.


CHAMPIONS ONLINE NEMESIS CONFRONTATION BEGINS 11.24.09

Event to Run Alongside Free-to-Play Thanksgiving Weekend

New York, NY (November 19, 2009) -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Cryptic Studios, developers of City of Heroes, City of Villains, Champions Online and Star Trek Online, are pleased to reveal the Nemesis Confrontation event for Champions Online. On November 24, players will face their greatest Nemeses in a battle to protect our universe from being conquered by an interdimensional evil.

"We wanted to take our unique Nemesis System to the next level and do something really awesome with it," said Bill Roper, Executive Producer of Champions Online. "So we asked ourselves, what if your Nemesis could band together with your buddy's Nemesis to take you on? Epic."

Players will learn that their uniquely handcrafted Nemeses are trying to create a rift into another dimension in a plot to take over the Champions Universe. To save the world, a band of superheroes will need to defeat their ultimate enemies, as well as a host of dangerous alien gladiators and prison guards in an all new environment. The Nemesis Confrontation event will also launch alongside a free weekend of play that takes place between November 26 and November 30.

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.

To learn more about the Nemesis Confrontation event and to sign up for the free weekend, please visit: http://www.champions-online.com/nemesis_confrontation
ABOUT CRYPTIC STUDIOS
Based in Los Gatos, CA, Cryptic Studios is a leading developer of massively multiplayer online games committed to delivering the next level of MMO gameplay. Cryptic develops AAA titles for PC and consoles, including Star Trek Online and Champions Online. For more information about Cryptic Studios, please visit the official website at:
www.crypticstudios.com
ABOUT ATARI, SA
Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment for interactive game platforms that include PC, online, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone). Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Atari London Studio, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.

Atari benefits from its global brand and an extensive catalogue of popular games based on classic owned 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, Project Runway, Dungeons and Dragons).