"The makers of City of Heroes hope to create the superhero MMO to crush all contenders.
" Champions is a popular paper-and-pen role-playing game. Since the first edition of the Champions tabletop game was released in 1981, the HERO role-playing system has since evolved into one of the most respected around, primarily for its robust character creation system. Champions Online takes many of the ideas of the tabletop game and reshapes it to fit the needs of a massively multiplayer online game.
"There's still quite a lot to be learned about Champions Online, but it appears Cryptic Studios is on the right track. Champions Online ships in spring 2009 on PC and Xbox 360.
Cryptic is the firm who recently stopped working on Marvel Universe Online for PC and Xbox 360.