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2K Games signs new Cryptic Studios MMO

Champions Online is first MMO to be published by Take-Two

2K Games has signed Cryptic Studios' MMO Champions Online for the Xbox 360 and PC.

The title is due for release in spring 2009, and is the latest title from the studio behind City of Heroes and City of Villains.

"2K Games is excited to work with such a talented group as Cryptic Studios," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "

“Given their stellar pedigree and amazing grasp of the MMO genre, we are confident that Champions Online will deliver an innovative and exciting action MMO experience to gamers."

Champions Online is based on the pen and paper Champions role-playing game, and will be the first massively multiplayer online title published by Take-Two.

"2K Games is a terrific publishing partner for Champions Online," offered John Needham, CEO of Cryptic Studios.

"Cryptic is proud that Champions Online will be 2K's first MMO title and we look forward to working together towards a tremendous launch next year."

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