Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Richard Cobbett)

In this era of a hundred comic book movies a year plus spin-off shows, it’s getting harder and harder to remember that not so long ago trying to take a superhero off the printed page and onto some kind of screen was basically a recipe for failure, mockery, and a way of flying a promising creative career into a great big rock. Hell, even now most superheroes without the word ‘Bat’ in their name are still waiting for someone to even attempt a game, never mind make a good one. For every Batman on NES or Arkham Asylum, there’s an Aquaman or Superman on Nintendo 64.

On PC, it’s always been particularly weird. Especially when you look at which companies have tried and failed over the years to bring us the ultimate superhero RPG. Is there anything out there that comes close? Ignoring Freedom Force, since that’s not an RPG? Well, some! Enough not to have to hold out for a hero, at least.

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Teleios Ascendant, the newest content update for Champions Online, is now live! Teleios Ascendant is a new level 40 Epic Villain Lair containing some of Teleios’ newest cloning creations. This lair is the biggest challenge in Champions Online to date, with lots of new rewards for your heroes!

In the wake of Supervillain Onslaught and the resulting rampage of super-powered clones, UNTIL has activated "Project Frankenstein". This new UNTIL Special Project under the command of Major Paul Mason keeps watch on the activities of the mad cloning genius, Teleios. Recently, UNTIL agents have discovered Teleios was nearing completion of his "Ascendency Formula", enabling him to become Master of Humanity. UNTIL has authorized a UNITY strike force comprised of the strongest heroes to take him down!

If you think you have what it takes, put together your 5-person team of justice! UNTIL Liaison Bradley in Renaissance Center can point you to Major Paul Mason in UNTIL HQ in Millennium City. Major Mason can give you a run-down on the situation before sending you off to Teleios Tower in Canada. You can enter Teleios Tower directly through the villain lair door in Canada, or through a queue instance via the Mission tab.


Charge ZEN now and pick up the latest items on the C-Store, or upgrade to Gold and get bonuses including freeform power selection, Gold costume sets, and Veteran Rewards!

Want more game details and screens? Like Champions Online on Facebook for more fan-exclusive content and follow us on Twitter – tweet us your questions!
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Greetings Champions! It's time to ditch those tights for something more nefarious. Teleios has perfected a method of duplicating super-villain powers bringing waves of villains into Millenium City. In Champions Online: Supervillain Onslaught, players will take part in a brand-new in-game event where heroes become villains and battle against champions around Millennium City in open-world PvP!

Play as classic Champions Online villains like Gravitar, Grond and Medusa. Which villain do you want to play as?

Learn more about Supervillain Onslaught here.
Community Announcements - Strails
Posted on behalf of Randy Mosiondz:

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Greetings, Champions!

My name is Randy Mosiondz, a Senior Game Designer at Cryptic Studios. I have some exciting news: Champions Online is returning to its original development studio in Los Gatos, California, and I’ll be heading up the game design team!

I’d like to thank the team at Cryptic North for their excellent work on Champions while it was in our Seattle office, especially Tom Atkinson-Edwards, Russell Williams, and Raymond Wood. They’ve added some memorable moments to the game, including the Fatal Err0r and Steel Crusade story arcs. They’ll still be helping us out in part with planning of new content.



I’m bringing to the development team over 10 years of development experience at Cryptic Studios. I was a Mission Designer on City of Heroes, the original Lead Designer of Champions Online at launch, and most recently Content Lead and Loremaster of the popular Neverwinter game (now available on both PC and Xbox One!)

I and the other developers here at Cryptic Studios are looking forward to creating great new things. We’ve already started work on some new costumes including the Variable Robot set and Steel Arachnid set from the earlier fan-submitted costume contest, and planning new content updates.



Stay tuned for more details! As we continue development on Champions, we’ll be sure to let you know what’s going on.

- Randy "Arkayne" Mosiondz
Community Announcements - Strails
Posted on behalf of Randy Mosiondz:

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Greetings, Champions!

My name is Randy Mosiondz, a Senior Game Designer at Cryptic Studios. I have some exciting news: Champions Online is returning to its original development studio in Los Gatos, California, and I’ll be heading up the game design team!

I’d like to thank the team at Cryptic North for their excellent work on Champions while it was in our Seattle office, especially Tom Atkinson-Edwards, Russell Williams, and Raymond Wood. They’ve added some memorable moments to the game, including the Fatal Err0r and Steel Crusade story arcs. They’ll still be helping us out in part with planning of new content.



I’m bringing to the development team over 10 years of development experience at Cryptic Studios. I was a Mission Designer on City of Heroes, the original Lead Designer of Champions Online at launch, and most recently Content Lead and Loremaster of the popular Neverwinter game (now available on both PC and Xbox One!)

I and the other developers here at Cryptic Studios are looking forward to creating great new things. We’ve already started work on some new costumes including the Variable Robot set and Steel Arachnid set from the earlier fan-submitted costume contest, and planning new content updates.



Stay tuned for more details! As we continue development on Champions, we’ll be sure to let you know what’s going on.

-- Randy “Arkayne” Mosiondz
Community Announcements - Strails
Posted on behalf of Randy Mosiondz:

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Greetings, Champions!

My name is Randy Mosiondz, a Senior Game Designer at Cryptic Studios. I have some exciting news: Champions Online is returning to its original development studio in Los Gatos, California, and I’ll be heading up the game design team!

I’d like to thank the team at Cryptic North for their excellent work on Champions while it was in our Seattle office, especially Tom Atkinson-Edwards, Russell Williams, and Raymond Wood. They’ve added some memorable moments to the game, including the Fatal Err0r and Steel Crusade story arcs. They’ll still be helping us out in part with planning of new content.



I’m bringing to the development team over 10 years of development experience at Cryptic Studios. I was a Mission Designer on City of Heroes, the original Lead Designer of Champions Online at launch, and most recently Content Lead and Loremaster of the popular Neverwinter game (now available on both PC and Xbox One!)

I and the other developers here at Cryptic Studios are looking forward to creating great new things. We’ve already started work on some new costumes including the Variable Robot set and Steel Arachnid set from the earlier fan-submitted costume contest, and planning new content updates.



Stay tuned for more details! As we continue development on Champions, we’ll be sure to let you know what’s going on.

-- Randy “Arkayne” Mosiondz
Community Announcements - Strails
Posted on behalf of Randy Mosiondz:

-

Greetings, Champions!

My name is Randy Mosiondz, a Senior Game Designer at Cryptic Studios. I have some exciting news: Champions Online is returning to its original development studio in Los Gatos, California, and I’ll be heading up the game design team!

I’d like to thank the team at Cryptic North for their excellent work on Champions while it was in our Seattle office, especially Tom Atkinson-Edwards, Russell Williams, and Raymond Wood. They’ve added some memorable moments to the game, including the Fatal Err0r and Steel Crusade story arcs. They’ll still be helping us out in part with planning of new content.



I’m bringing to the development team over 10 years of development experience at Cryptic Studios. I was a Mission Designer on City of Heroes, the original Lead Designer of Champions Online at launch, and most recently Content Lead and Loremaster of the popular Neverwinter game (now available on both PC and Xbox One!)

I and the other developers here at Cryptic Studios are looking forward to creating great new things. We’ve already started work on some new costumes including the Variable Robot set and Steel Arachnid set from the earlier fan-submitted costume contest, and planning new content updates.



Stay tuned for more details! As we continue development on Champions, we’ll be sure to let you know what’s going on.

- Randy “Arkayne” Mosiondz
Community Announcements - Strails
Posted on behalf of Randy Mosiondz:

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Greetings, Champions!

My name is Randy Mosiondz, a Senior Game Designer at Cryptic Studios. I have some exciting news: Champions Online is returning to its original development studio in Los Gatos, California, and I’ll be heading up the game design team!

I’d like to thank the team at Cryptic North for their excellent work on Champions while it was in our Seattle office, especially Tom Atkinson-Edwards, Russell Williams, and Raymond Wood. They’ve added some memorable moments to the game, including the Fatal Err0r and Steel Crusade story arcs. They’ll still be helping us out in part with planning of new content.



I’m bringing to the development team over 10 years of development experience at Cryptic Studios. I was a Mission Designer on City of Heroes, the original Lead Designer of Champions Online at launch, and most recently Content Lead and Loremaster of the popular Neverwinter game (now available on both PC and Xbox One!)

I and the other developers here at Cryptic Studios are looking forward to creating great new things. We’ve already started work on some new costumes including the Variable Robot set and Steel Arachnid set from the earlier fan-submitted costume contest, and planning new content updates.



Stay tuned for more details! As we continue development on Champions, we’ll be sure to let you know what’s going on.

-- Randy “Arkayne” Mosiondz
Community Announcements - Strails
Champions, we're having an issue with our chat server -- if you send a chat message (in any channel, including Local and Zone), you'll get an error message.

We don't currently have a resolution ETA -- my guess is a few hours, the engineers are saying 1-2 hours. Once we get it resolved, it should be fixable without needing to restart the main Champs server. Stay tuned here or on the official forums: http://co-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?p=4640091.
Community Announcements - Strails
Can you feel that spark in the air, the one that makes all your senses tingle? That's bonus XP! We're going to be celebrating Valentine's Day with bonus XP, starting Friday, plus old lockboxes will be dropping and keys will be discounted.

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Double XP will be active starting Friday. Talk to Witchcraft by the Powerhouse to get the buff, then refresh it at any time!

Start: Friday 2/13/15 @ 12:01 PM PST
End: Monday 2/16/15 @ 11:59 AM PST
More details: http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/champions-online/news/detail/9065393

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All weekend is a bonus ZEN weekend: Every time you charge ZEN, you'll get 15%!

Start: 2/12/15 @ 9AM PST
End: 2/15/15 @ 9AM PST
More details: http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/champions-online/news/detail/9065643

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For the next eleven days, lockbox keys are discounted 20%! Combines well with the Timewarp and bonus ZEN, doesn't it? :D

Individual keys are just 80 ZEN, the ten-pack is 720 ZEN.

Start: 2/12/15 @ 7AM PST
End: 2/23/15 @ 7AM PST
More details: http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/champions-online/news/detail/9065703

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We want you to have even more options of what to use your Keys on, so we've brought back the Flashback event and Timewarp Lockbox. For one week only, all the old lockboxes will be dropping, alongside the current Krampus lockbox. Some of the oldest boxes have had their prizes aggregated into the Timewarp Lockbox.

Can't wait to get your boxes? All but the Timewarp Lockbox are in the Q-Store!

Flashback event start: 2/12/2015 @ 7AM PST
Flashback event end: 2/19/2015 @ 7AM PST
More info: http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/champions-online/news/detail/9065693

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All of these promotions are limited-time, so make sure to get yours this weekend!
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