Independent game developer S2 Games announced that Heroes of Newerth (HoN) will officially launch on May 12th, 2010 at 4PM EST. HoN, a session-based, multiplayer, Action-RPG, is currently in open beta with over two-million active, registered players and will be available to purchase for Windows, MAC and Linux for $30.00 (USD).
S2 Games has also partnered with myMYM for a series of international HoN PriDe Tournaments. The tournaments will be sponsored by both S2 Games and its partner, Peregrine. myMYM will also be providing coverage for the HoN competitive scene. The first tournament will be open to the public and details will be available soon. The current prize list includes $12,000 and 15 Peregrine gloves.
S2 Games has teamed up with Garena as the strategic partner in South East Asia (SEA), namely Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines. S2 Games is happy to announce this partnership as Garena hosts the largest gaming community in SEA, making this a valuable partnership on both sides. Garena is currently working on dedicated servers for the SEA region. The beta testing phase for Garena servers is expected to start before the end of May. For more information, please see the official website at http://hon.garena.com.
In Heroes of Newerth, two teams of up to five players each take on the role of special Hero units. 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.
Heroes of Newerth is currently in open beta and will be releasing May 12, 2010. Players can visit the website now to access to the open beta at www.heroesofnewerth.com. More information on this title can also be found at www.s2games.com and on Facebook at