S2 Games Announces Heroes of Newerth

Posted by at 2:13 pm on September 2, 2009

S2 Games is finally breaking the silence and officially announcing its highly anticipated third title, Heroes of Newerth (HoN). HoN, a session-based, multiplayer, Action-RPG, is heavily inspired by the popular Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients (DotA), but with vast improvements in graphics and gameplay. Heroes of Newerth is currently in closed beta and will be available to the public in Q4 2009 on Windows, MAC and Linux for $30.00 (USD).

In Heroes of Newerth, two teams of up to five players each take on the role of a special Hero unit. With the assistance of AI-controlled armies, each team sets out with the sole objective of destroying the other team’s base. As a match progresses, players can earn experience and gold which can be used to upgrade skills or purchase items to make their character more powerful. The team-oriented design of HoN coupled with unprecedented in-game Voice-Over-IP controls and Clan Support allow for an incredibly deep, tactical team-based experience.

“All of us at S2 are extremely excited and passionate about HoN and we know that this is going to be a breakthrough title for us,” said Marc DeForest, CEO and Founder, S2 Games. “We’ve been passionate about our games in the past, but we’ve always attempted innovative, groundbreaking, and unproven ideas. This time around we have proof in advance that people want to play this type of game, so we’re that much more excited about delivering it!”

Some of the unique features of HoN include the following

  • Dozens of playable Hero characters, over 100 items as well as regular content updates to ensure no two games of HoN will ever be the same.
  • Client/Server Architecture eliminates lag, cheats and map hacking
  • Quick reconnect feature allows players to jump right back into their game should they get disconnected
  • In-game VOIP for fast and easy communication with teammates
  • Game archives and replay support for all games played on official servers (players can rewind, slow down, fast forward, and otherwise pinpoint the exact part of a match that they wish to view)
  • Built upon the proprietary K2 engine to deliver enhanced graphics while maintaining low system specs
  • Powerful map editor and mod capabilities
  • Available in six language translations: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian.
  • Available for PC, Mac, and Linux

Heroes of Newerth is currently in closed beta and an open beta can be expected soon. Players can visit the website to be notified of future release dates. www.heroesofnewerth.com. More information on this title can also be found at www.s2games.com.

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