Heatwave Interactive’s upcoming MMORPG, Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, is today available to play via open beta. Wannabe saviours of the mighty Roman empire can sign up here, the full game set to launch sometime later this year. It has also been recently confirmed that Gods & Heroes will drive a subscription-based business model, players having to fork out $10 a month to venture into Heatwave’s ancient fantasy realm.
Though far from ground-breaking or revolutionary, in our feature-length preview we praised Gods & Heroes for its innovative “Minions” mechanic. Fighting alone in MMOs can be a treacherous grind, especially when playing as combat-shy characters such as mages or healers. Rome Rising allows players to create their own customisable warband of heroes to accompany them in battle with a range of command options. It’s definitely worth a look.
Source: Press Release