Cryptic Studios announced that Blood Moon will be Champions Online first seasonal celebration when it is released to servers on October 27. Although seasonal event probably isn’t the correct term for the CO version of Halloween. Instead of ushering in a time of zombies, ghouls, ghosts, werewolves and other related diversions, which are coming mind you, the developer is also preparing an all new Power Set!
The Celestial Power Set is a new set that toons will be able to use to call the power of Serphim to “heal and strengthen your allies, or release the fury of the Nephilim.” The four listed abilities change depending on the nature of one’s target.
Other distractions include:
- A zombie apocalypse in Canada. If your hero dies during the skirmish it will rise again as a zombie to attack other players!
- Battles against wolf packs. Just a single bite and you’ll be infected by their dark magic.
- Freeing the undead souls of those who perished during the Battle of Detroit.
- A chance to confront the Undying Lord himself.
There is a chill wind blowing through Millennium City. It’s late October and the moon has taken on a sinister aspect, staining the sky a bloody red. The superhero Witchcraft, of the Champions, warns that this is a dire portent of an approaching mystical threat. There have been sightings of strange creatures emerging across the world, those of savage werewolves and flesh-craving zombies. Even worse, they bear with them the tidings of a great evil returning to the world… Takofanes, the Undying Lord!
When Takofanes last strode across North America he killed all who crossed him to swell the ranks of his undead army. The first attempt America’s superheroes made to stop him resulted in the death of half a dozen of them. A second more concentrated attempt managed to drive Takofanes from the battlefield, but he could not be defeated. Now Takofanes has returned once again with hordes of his minions, citing prophecies of doom and proclaiming his coming reign over humanity!
We’ll post a follow-up with video promotion when it becomes available.