Austin, TexasJune 22, 2011Heatwave Interactive today announced its new massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Gods&Heroes: Rome Rising , is now available in North America for purchase via Steam, a leading digital distribution platform for PC games. Full worldwide distribution on Steam is scheduled for June 24. 

Heatwave also revealed an exclusive in-game bonus item for Steam customers. Players who purchase Gods&Heroes: Rome Rising from Steam will have level three access to the mythical minion Gorpal, a damage-dealer Phorcid that protects players by fighting with claws and poisonous bite.  

Launching in North America and Europe this week, Gods&Heroes: Rome Rising is a full-scale MMORPG that immerses players in 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:

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