AUSTIN, TEXAS - (April 6, 2010) -- True Games Interactive, an international multi-player online game developer and publisher, along with award-winning developer, Petroglyph, today revealed the first details of the multiplayer game play modes for its highly-anticipated online, multiplayer Action RPG with strategic game play, Mytheon, which is now in closed beta at www.MytheonGame.com. From the gladiator-like "Ring of Destiny," to the secret "Isle of War," to high in the clouds of Olympus, players can battle up to 4 versus 4 in multiple player-versus-player (PVP)scenarios, or they can choose to compete in unique team-based co-operative (Co-Op)scenarios.
"PVP is an important element of an online game so we took great care to make Mytheon a fun and challenging experience," said Peter Cesario, Director of New Business and Product Development at True Games Interactive. "Beyond the expected PVP modes, we also have a unique Co-Op Mode which allows teams to work together to defeat bosses and to earn fantastic spoils and treasure."
Players can participate in PVP by visiting Battlemaster Avitus in Argos where they will automatically be matched with other players who have also joined the PVP matching queue. By participating in PVP, players are automatically ranked on the Mytheon leaderboards and they will also receive experience from defeating other players. Arena PVP in Mytheon will come in two flavors at the time of commercial launch: 1v1 and 2v2. In order to be successful in PVP scenarios, it will be important for teams to be comprised of unique classes with diverse battlesets to allow for greater flexibility to properly support each other.
Ring of Destiny (1vs1) - The Ring of Destiny is a gladiatorial arena once used for sport by the god Hades and his companions. Long since abandoned, the arena is now used by Stonecasters to test their abilities against each other.
Isle of war - For centuries, Spartans would come to this secret isle to duel warriors and mythological creatures of great power to prove their might. With Sparta under siege, the isle is now used by mighty Stonecasters who continue this ancient competition.
Olympus - High above the clouds sits this arena created purely for the amusement of Zeus. With the gods distracted, brave Stonecasters travel to this arena to prove their strength and prowess.
The PVP scenarios in Mytheon offer players the ability to battle up to four on four in distinct settings including the Forge, the Forest of Despair and the Prison of Ares. Below is a look at what each scenario offers.
The Forge - Hidden deep beneath the earth, Hephaestus' private forge houses some of the most awesome and terrible creations in all of Greece, among them a great automaton known simply as the War Machine.
Forest of Despair - The creature known as Lamia is so vile, so cruel, that even the darkest gods have shunned her. Cast into the Forest of Despair, Lamia waits for would-be heroes to cross her path in hopes of appeasing her insatiable hunger for mortal flesh.
Prison of Ares - Deep beneath Mount Olympus, two vicious captives are kept at bay in the Prison of Ares: the Beast of Fury and the Mistress of Torment. Only those most brave--some would say foolhardy--would dare venture into the prison to challenge these monstrous foes.
"Our goal throughout development of Mytheon was to ensure players have multiple ways to experience the content and lore, especially for players who want to interact with other people in the game," said Randy King, producer of Mytheon at Petroglyph. "Giving players the ability to group together, or play against each other was only the start though. It was important to us to use the rich setting of Greek mythology to provide these incredible scenarios that they can experience with others."
Co-Op Game Play
In addition to standard PVP, Mytheon incorporates a very unique team based scenario mode. Essentially, two teams enter and must work together as they battle their way through vicious creatures to confront each other. The victorious team will earn the right to fight unique scenario bosses who drop epic PVP stones and gear. Successful teams will be comprised of classes and stone sets that complement each other's strengths and weaknesses.
The Warcaster, with his abundance of companions and structures, generally takes on the role of tank and can easily keep enemies distracted with multiple targets and effects. The Elementalist is a ranged damage dealer and can aid his allies by changing their damage type or other element-based buffs. The Eidolon, in most group situations, will play the healer, keeping his fellow group members alive, buffing their resistance, and raising allies from the dead if needed.
Mytheon is an online, multiplayer Action RPG with strategic game play where players experience classic mythology come to life and challenge legendary gods to define their own fate. Players, or "Stonecasters," are powerful humans imbued with the ability to cast spells, summon minions, and erect structures that aid them in battle. An assortment of classes are available that approach combat differently and offer a range of unique, cinematic abilities.
For additional details on Mytheon and to sign up for the closed beta test please visit: http://www.MytheonGame.com .
About True Games Interactive
Based in Austin, Texas, True Games Interactive is an international multi-player online game developer and publisher. It was founded by a core team of MMO industry veterans with extensive experience in publishing and operating online games. True Games brings new and innovative development ideas online, delivers them with a state-of-the-art game platform, and leverages micro-transaction revenue models. True Games released its first game, Warrior Epic,
( www.warriorepic.com) in 2009 and this Spring will launch Mytheon, its premier online, multiplayer Action RPG with strategic game play elements set in an online mythology-based universe.
They are working with world-class publishers to license existing online titles and world-class developers, including Petroglyph ( www.MytheonGame.com), to create games exclusively for online play.
The company has multiple titles in development at its wholly-owned development studios based in Austin, Texas and Beijing, China.
UTV Software Communications Ltd (UTV), India's first integrated global media and entertainment company, holds a strategic stake in True Games Interactive.
Founded in 2003, Petroglyph is an award-winning, independent game development studio located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is comprised of industry veterans with a studio-wide average of over ten years in game development. The Petroglyph team specializes in the Action RPG and Real-Time Strategy (RTS) genres, leveraging the experience gained from developing original hit franchises for PC and consoles. Petroglyph uses their proprietary GLYPHX Online game engine, tools and technology to power their next-generation titles. For more information about Petroglyph, please visit www.petroglyphgames.com.
About UTV Software Communications
UTV Software Communications Limited is India's leading global integrated media house with business interests in Television, Movies, Broadcasting, Games Content and New Media. UTV India&its subsidiaries (UTV) create, aggregate and disseminate content of various genres across varied distribution platforms. Listed on India's premier stock exchange, The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Mumbai UTV is India's only diversified media and Entertainment Company with content creation abilities across platforms and genres. It has subsidiaries with offices across India, UK, USA and Japan. The Walt Disney Company holds a strategic stake in UTV.