Champions Online's Millennium City has been invaded by the Black Harlequin and his giant, murderous mecha-teddy, Clarence for the holidays. We're going to need bigger hugs.

Cryptic rings in the holidays in Champions Online with the Attack of the Misfit Toys event. The Black Harlequin has made diabolical changes to the children's Christmas toys, and it's up to the heroes of Millennium City to take them down a peg or two. It's all about seasonal toy clearance, at least until seasonal toy Clarence shows up. Hugs and death for everyone!

"We really wanted to celebrate the holidays by giving our players some really fun gifts," said Bill Roper, Executive Producer of Champions Online. "So we've cooked up a brand new winter event, and created several new ways to share the joy of Champions Online."

Those new ways include a refer a friend program, where old players bring in new players to try the game for 10 days, with rare in-game items for all and 400 Cryptic points for the referrer if the new player stays, and a new demo that allows players to level up to 15 in the opening tutorial.

Nice offers, but as far as I am concerned it's all about Clarence.

Giant Evil Robot Teddy Bear Attacks Champions Online

Giant Evil Robot Teddy Bear Attacks Champions Online

Giant Evil Robot Teddy Bear Attacks Champions Online

Giant Evil Robot Teddy Bear Attacks Champions Online

Giant Evil Robot Teddy Bear Attacks Champions Online

Giant Evil Robot Teddy Bear Attacks Champions Online

Giant Evil Robot Teddy Bear Attacks Champions Online

Giant Evil Robot Teddy Bear Attacks Champions Online

Giant Evil Robot Teddy Bear Attacks Champions Online

Giant Evil Robot Teddy Bear Attacks Champions Online

Giant Evil Robot Teddy Bear Attacks Champions Online

Giant Evil Robot Teddy Bear Attacks Champions Online