Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios today announced that Champions Online has surpassed an important milestone, becoming the longest-running superhero MMORPG. It launched on Sept. 1, 2009, making it nine years, seven months, and 22 days old, surpassing the nine years, seven months, and three days that Cryptic’s City of Heroes was live. That comparison won’t ruffle a few feathers, now, will it?
To commemorate the milestone, there’s an event running from April 26 to May 3 with the dubious title “Still Standing.” Heroes will have to travel to a space station and deal with their personal Nemesis to save the Earth. Double XP and a costume contest will also run during the weeklong festivities.
The team also released an infographic detailing things like how many rocks have have been collected — a superheroic task if ever there was one — and how many costumes are currently being worn. The latter statistic says that it’s enough to fill the Grand Canyon, which makes you wonder how they came to figure the costume volume/Grand Canyon ratio.