Hero Games and Cryptic Studios have announced a deal for the creation of a Champions MMORPG. As part of this deal Cryptic has purchased the Champions and Dark Champions intellectual property. Fear not, however, HERO System and Champions tabletop RPG fans. Hero Games is licensing back the right to produce Champions RPG books and the deal does not include the HERO system rules. Instead, those will benefit from an update to a sixth edition in August 2009, coinciding with the release of the MMORPG and benefiting from some of Cryptic Studios’ artwork.