AUSTIN, Texas - June 6, 2011 - Heatwave Interactive, Inc.,global publisher and developer of premium interactive entertainment, announced today that Gods&Heroes: Rome Rising , the studio's highly anticipated Roman mythology massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG), is now in open beta testing (OBT). Future defenders of Rome can join the open beta now through June 12, 2011 by registering at www.playgodsandheroes.com.
"For nearly a year, we've worked closely with our dedicated closed beta testers, an incredible community that has helped us make Gods&Heroes something unique and compelling," said Executive Producer and Heatwave CEO Anthony Castoro. "Now that we're in the final phase of the game development and testing, we're looking forward to opening the Gods&Heroes experience to a broader audience."
The Gods&Heroes: Rome Rising open beta lets players experience the game's massive world filled with ancient lands, dramatic combat and mythological creatures two weeks before the game ships. Open Beta testers will be able to play four character classes, a revised new player experience, personal estates, a minion system, an updated combat system and 14 levels of gameplay. Players who pre-order the game during the Open Beta, can then join the Head Start program and start playing the full game a week before the box hits the shelves.
Gods&Heroes: Rome Rising is a full-scale MMORPG that immerses players into a universe of authentic Roman myth and legend. Players take on the role of a Demigod and celebrated hero of the Roman army who sets out on a quest for vengeance against an ancient enemy. While battling in the midst of Roman landmarks and legendary scenery, players can build and command their own squad of minions, customize their massive estate, combat mythological creatures, and unleash an arsenal of weapons.
About Heatwave Interactive
Heatwave Interactive is a leading global publisher and developer of brand integrated, multi-platform entertainment. Founded in 2007, the Company specializes in high profile, high impact mass market games for PC, mobile, and social platforms. Heatwave has partnered with top celebrities and entertainment brands to provide audiences with engaging games and applications including iSamJackson ; CMT Presents Platinum Life: Country , Platinum Life: Web Edition ; and Gods&Heroes: Rome Rising . Co-founded by award-winning, game industry veteran Anthony Castoro, Heatwave Interactive is backed by Syncom Venture Partners. For more information, please visit Heatwave's corporate website: www.heatwave.com.Press Contacts for Heatwave Interactive:
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