champions online

Official Site: Champions Online
Studio: Cryptic Studios/Perfect World Entertainment
Launch Date: September 1, 2009
Genre: Superhero Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Cash Shop, Optional Sub)
Platform: PC

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Champions Online yanks event currencies and seasonal rewards to be replaced with more time-limited availability

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Neverwinter begins its Infernal Descent pre-events on November 21

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