Champions Online to relaunch as free-to-play this month

Looks like the team at Cryptic Studios has heard of Lord of the Rings Online‘s recent free-to-play success; their superhero MMO, Champions Online, is getting the free-to-play treatment later this month.

Suiting up and flying off won’t cost anything anymore, but if you want more out of the game you’ll have to shell out for “Adventure Packs” that bring more missions. The subscription model isn’t dead though; if you continue to pay $14.99 a month you’ll get immediate access to all premium content.

The game is set to relaunch under the name Champions Online: Free For All on January 25th. Perhaps some DC Universe Online players might now prefer the cheaper option?