ChangYou.com has today launched the official Renaissance Heroes beta testing phase, live from now until 6th February 2013. The beta will introduce the new European server and several new gameplay elements, including two new characters and maps, as well as a new gameplay mode. Players will also have the opportunity to participate in daily events to win prizes.
Renaissance Heroes is an online multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) powered by Unreal Engine 3 technology and set in the re-imagined world of 16th century Renaissance Europe. The game combines fast paced arena action coupled with easy accessibility in a completely free to play environment. The two new characters, Bart and Medici, have today joined the four other heroes already in the videogame. The last Holy Guardian Bart has come in hopes of restoring the Vatican to its original ideals, and vain, aristocratic Medici, has succumbed to his lust for money and power, and hopes to test his mettle against the strength of those that stand before him. Castle Skyros and Atelier in Ruins are two new added environments that players will now be able to explore, and the new Touch Down mode offers an exciting twist to the competitive gameplay.
“We are ready to kick off 2013 with some awesome new content and events,” said Matthew Lenehan, Producer at ChangYou.com (US), Inc. “This beta launch will have no data wipe, enabling players to get a head start before the game hits commercial launch in late Q1, 2013.”
In celebration of the launch, special events will be held each day throughout the beta, giving players a chance to win a variety of great prizes. Players will have the opportunity to receive one entry for each day they log into the game, but must be sure to complete at least one match to be entered into the prize drawing. Prizes range from special in-game items to a Razer Blade gaming laptop or a GeForce GTX660 video card. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Renaissance Heroes and other titles from ChangYou.com.