Champions: Return to Arms introduces two new playable races, a whole new non-linear storyline letting the playing chose to team both with the forces of Good or Evil, the ability to import characters from the original game, more character customization options with up to level 80 levelling, thousands of new items, weapons and spells, beautifully detailed environments, innovative medal system which unlocks secret gameplay modes, more online and multiplayer options and much more.A continuation of the engrossing fantasy storyline of Champions of Norrath, with exciting twists and turns that require the player to choose his or her fate
Two new playable races: the Kerran Berserker and the Iksar Shaman
Earn medals based on gameplay performance, which can then be used to unlock secret levels
Thousands of new items, weapons, armor and magical artifacts to acquire
All-new and beautifully detailed environments
New spells and abilities for all classes
A host of new monsters to battle and non-player characters to encounter
Innovative medal system which unlocks secret gameplay modes
Secret Epic items of incredible power found through unlockable side quests
The ability to import characters from the original game and start at a higher difficulty level
Increased level limitsâ€”take characters to level 80!
More than 50 gameplay areas along with a mission system containing non-linear side quests
Multitap support for up to 4 players
Superior online multiplayer options for up to 4 players via Network Adaptor â€“ no additional subscription fees required (players must provide their own internet connection and PlayStation 2 Network Adaptor for online gameplay modes)
All new multiplayer and online gameplay options
Champions: Return to Arms offers an online multiplayer component for no additional cost to players (players are responsible for providing a broadband internet connection and PlayStation 2 Network Adaptor for online play). Up to four players per game can adventure in Norrath via their broadband internet connection, using the PlayStation 2 Network Adaptor (sold separately). Players have the freedom to join an existing game or host their own through SOE's matchmaking service, SOEGames.net.
Champions: Return to Arms has both USB headset voice and keyboard chat support, allowing players to plan strategies during online play (USB headset/keyboard optional, each sold separately). Alternately, up to four players can use the Multitap (sold separately) to play together on a single PlayStation 2.
The Champions of Norrath have destroyed the god Innoruuk, shattering his body into shards of hate. Innoruuk's followers and allies have taken it upon themselves to gather these shards in order to resurrect their fallen prince. Firiona Vie has called upon the champions to take up the crusade against evil to rid Norrath of this evil threat once and for all. The game is designed to offer more than 100 hours of gameplay per character, unlimited battles, deadly missions and the ability to import characters from the original game.