LYON, FRANCE– 18 February 2009– Atari today announced that the official European Champions Online website is now open for business at Localised in French and German as well as English, the site plays host to regularly updated news, game information, video, screenshots, artwork, developer blog and more, alongside the recently launched‘Rate My Champion’ feature which allows the public to view and rate characters created in the Beta version of Champions Online, scheduled for launch this coming spring 2009.

In addition, visitors to the site can apply for a chance to take part in the live beta test of Champions Online and be amongst the first to explore the new universe and become champions.

Powered by the groundbreaking Cryptic Engine, Champions Online for PC features real-time action combat, the richly detailed Champions universe, and literally billions of character options allowing total customization. The experienced team at Cryptic Studios is devoted to working directly with gamers to deliver a great gaming experience, and establish Champions Online as the premier superheroic massively multiplayer online role playing game.

In Champions Online players will create their very own unique champion, explore space, venture into new dimensions and save the world. Visit to keep up to date with all the exciting developments in Champions Online between now and the launch of the game in spring 2009.

About Cryptic Studios

Cryptic Studios, Inc., based in Los Gatos, CA, and established in July 2000, is one of the leading independent developers of massively multiplayer online games. Cryptic is developing three major titles for the PC and current generation consoles, including Star Trek Online, Champions Online and an unannounced project. For more information on Cryptic Studios, please visit

About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:

The Infogrames group, including the Atari brand and the massively multiplayer online game company Cryptic Studios, is a global producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and all interactive game platforms including consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, advanced smartphones, Personal Computers, web and online. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries through an international distribution network and direct to consumers via

Atari’s extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Test Drive, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, My Horse&Me, Backyard Sports franchise, Total Annihilation, Outcast etc.), Cryptic Studios titles (StarTrek Online, Champions Online), publishing properties (Ghostbusters, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Witcher, Race Pro etc.), international licenses (Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons&Dragons, Jamie Oliver etc.) and classic games covering the entire history of the video game industry (Pong, Missile Command, Asteroids etc).

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Champions, Champions Online, and Cryptic Studios are trademarks of Cryptic Studios, Inc.

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