SANTA CLARA, CA (May 29, 2012) - ChangYou.com (US) Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ChangYou.com Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYOU) and a leading publisher of online interactive entertainment in North America, today announced that the Renaissance Heroes North American closed beta test will launch this Thursday on May 31. Players may register for a chance to obtain a beta key from the game's official website at www.RenaissanceHeroes.com.
Select beta participants will be the first to experience arena-styled competitive multiplayer action in several popular game modes across a variety of elaborate Renaissance environments. Players can choose to participate in large scale skirmishes with up to 12 players, or test their prowess in the one versus one duels on maps specially designed for this unique mode. In addition, closed beta will offer a preview of four playable heroes, each showcasing unique abilities and skills that reflect each character's motivation for joining the battle.
"The closed beta offers us the opportunity to improve game balance while we stress test the servers," said Michael Powers, Senior Producer at ChangYou.com (US), Inc. "We're excited to finally be getting feedback from the players on their experience in the game."
Renaissance Heroes is a brand new online multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) set in the beautifully re-imagined world of the 16 th century Renaissance Europe. The game combines classic multiplayer action with unparalleled visual realism powered by the Unreal Engine 3 technology to deliver the fun of fast-action shooters to a new generation of gamers. Renaissance Heroes invites players of all skill levels to experience the adrenaline-pumping action coupled with easy accessibility in a completely free to play environment later this year.
About ChangYou.com (US)
ChangYou.com (US) is a publishing subsidiary of ChangYou.com, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYOU) located in Santa Clara, California. Originally started as the MMORPG business unit of Sohu.com in 2003, ChangYou.com became a separate, stand-alone company in December 2007. As a leading publisher of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games in North America, ChangYou.com (US) has published a variety of multiplayer online games, including Dragon Oath and Sword Girls. More information about the company can be found at us.changyou.com.
Bridea is an independent game development studio founded in 2009 by a team of game industry veterans. In addition to working over the past 10 years with companies such as Epic Games and NVIDIA to produce cutting edge first-person shooters (FPS) on PC and mobile devices, Bridea has been developing its own major FPS title, Renaissance Heroes, which will launch in 2012 in partnership with leading online game publisher ChangYou. For more information, please visit www.bridea.co.kr