While DC Universe Online's
release is hogging most of the day's superhero MMO headlines, Cryptic's Champions Online
is fighting back with an announcement of its own. The game's free-to-play incarnation finally has a street date (January 25th
to be precise), and the game's official website has all the details.
"It's a genuine pleasure to be able to announce our release date for Champions Online: Free for All. On January 25, 2011, any gamer or would-be superhero can play within the ever-improving world of
Champions Online for no cost
," says Cryptic
CEO John Needham.
What exactly does the conversion bring to the F2P table? For starters, most of Champions
' content is available for free (the exceptions being Adventure Packs), and there are no play-time restrictions. Check out all the details
, as well as a features matrix
, at the official website.