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Champions Online

Free week's trial available from today as Cryptic Studios' MMORPG celebrates first anniversary.

(Lyon France) September 1, 2010 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and Cryptic Studios, creators of the acclaimed City of Heroes and Star Trek Online, will celebrate the first anniversary of its superhero universe Champions Online TM with several promotional initiatives benefitting both loyal and new fans.

Highlights include:

Champions Online Anniversary Free Trial: New customers can play Champions Online for FREE beginning Wednesday, September 1 at 6 pm BST / 7pm CET to Tuesday, September 7 at 6 pm BST / 7pm CET. Players can access this exciting opportunity here: http://champions-online.com/play_free Champions Online Anniversary Sale: All C-store merchandise will be 20% off with the exception of the new “Millennium Costume Set” from Wednesday, September 1 at 6 p,m. BST / 7pm CET to Tuesday, September 7 at 6 pm. BST / 7pm CET. Visit the store at: http://champions-online.com/store

Champions Online brings epic heroism to the MMORPG genre with depth that challenges the most experienced online gamers, while its fast paced action engages new entrants to the online superhero universe. Enter a world where the diabolical genius Dr. Destroyer has returned to wreak havoc. After he single-handedly destroyed Detroit, many thought he had perished in the colossal explosion that leveled the city, but he is back to inflict his evil plans on the unsuspecting world. Join with Defender and the legendary Champions to stop Dr. Destroyer and his minions in an ultimate showdown of good vs. evil.


Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Atari’s brands and content are available across all key traditional and digital distribution touch points, including browser-based and Social online platforms, PC, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone, Android and RIM devices). Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.

Atari benefits from the strength of its worldwide brand and its extensive catalogue of contemporary classic game franchises (Asteroids ® , Centipede ® , Missile Command ® , Lunar Lander ® ), original owned franchises (Test Drive ® , Backyard Sports ® , Deer Hunter ® ), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek TM Online, Champions Online TM ) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters ® , Rollercoaster Tycoon ® , Dungeons and Dragons ® ). Atari also leverages the power of its franchises to deliver movies and merchandise to consumers around the world.

For more information please visit: www.atari.com

© 2010 Atari Europe SASU. All rights reserved.

Atari word mark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc.

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 on Cryptic Studios, please visit the official website at: www.crypticstudios.com. Cryptic word mark and logo are trademarks owned by Cryptic Studios, Inc.


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