Champions: Return to Arms for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
PlayStation 2 adventurers fire up their network adaptors and return to the online world of Norrath, where new challenges await proven champions. As in Snowblind Studios' original Champions of Norrath, this sequel features fast-paced hack-and-slash combat in the fashion introduced by the developer's Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, along with Diablo-style instanced online multiplayer adventuring. Veterans of the original Champions can import their characters into this second game, where the level cap has been raised to 80. Two new playable races are introduced in Champions: Return to Arms -- the tiger-like Vah Shir and the reptilian Iksar -- along with 50 new areas and thousands of new weapons and magic items. Also new in this edition is personality-based role-playing; as they progress through the plot, players come across certain moral decisions that can influence the outcome of the story. As in the original, single-player adventuring is also supported, for non-networked PS2 gamers.