Wow, I didn’t see this coming at all. This game has been in development for a long, long time. Originally developed by Perpetual Entertainment, the game was called DOA back in 2008 then a tiny outfit called Heatwave picked it up and boom — it’s almost done. In fact it should be ready for public consumption June 21.
The launch of Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising is only the beginning for our players,” said Anthony Castoro, Heatwave CEO and Co-Founder. “The development team will continue to build upon the game’s authentic Roman mythology experience by expanding the Ancestral Estates and introducing new content almost immediately. We would like to thank the thousands of Closed Beta Testers for their tireless work and candid feedback. Now that Gods & Heroes is Feature Complete, the team has turned its focus on polish and performance in support of our launch.
Players who pre-order Gods & Heroes will have access to the game a week early, beginning on June 14, 2011. In addition to early access, those that pre-order the game at retail or online will unlock the Tunic of the Gods bonus power early and receive an exclusive marble statue to decorate their in-game estate. Pre-orders are now available through major retailers and online at https://godsandheroes.com/pre-order-gods-heroes
On a personal note. Wow, that trailer.
But of course it has Romans, Gods, and people in sandals so I’ll likely check it out.