Today Atari and Cryptic Studios - creators of City of Heroes and City of Villains announced that Champions Online has shipped to stores. The new superhero MMORPG is already available across North America and will be available in Europe on September 4, 2009.

Based on the award winning pen and paper role-playing game, Champions, from HERO Games and powered by the groundbreaking Cryptic Engine, Champions Online taps into a rich universe of heroes and villains with unparalleled intrigue and adventure.

Cryptic also revealed their plans for the first free update, entitled Blood Moon. Its content is yet to be revealed.