Champions Online, the super hero MMORPG from Atari and Cryptic Studios, is now in open beta. The open beta will be running frmo Monday 17th August until Wednesday 26th August and is available to gamers throughout North America, EU, Australia and New Zealand.
Fileplanet.com, who are hosting the beta, will be giving away 50,000 keys at http://www.fileplanet.com/promotions/champions-online/beta. There are also a limited number of keys available to anyone who has pre-ordered the game from IGN’s Direct2Drive (http://www.direct2drive.com/) and some keys are available to players who have pre-ordered through other retailers. Check http://www.champions-online.com/retail for more details.
â€œThe launch of the open beta is an exciting milestone in the development of Champions Online,â€ said Bill Roper, executive producer on Champions Online. â€œWe look forward to welcoming players, both new and old for what will become a truly great gaming experience.â€
Champions Online is an MMO based on the popular pen and paper Champions RPG. The game will allow players to completely customise their hero and explore a huge comic book universe filled with richly detailed 3D enviroments. Gamers can create their hero’s name, backstory, costume and powers, as well as creating their own nemesis.
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