Strategy Informer reports on an event taking place over in the UK today, where Cryptic Executive Producer Bill Roper delivered a July released date for Champions Online in the U.S. and Europe.

In what feels like the fastest massively-multiplayer online role-playing game development turnaround in the history of the genre, Roper told Strategy Informer that the company's new take on the online superhero game would be simultaneously launching in Europe and the states on July 14th. The game was officially announced just last February, though one assumes that Cryptic's resources and assembled knowledge in creating the City of Heroes franchise for NCsoft aided greatly in the design process.

Champions Online Dated, releases 14th July 2009 in US and Europe [Strategy Informer]