'Renaissance Heroes', a free-to-play online multiplayer first-person shooter title.
Online game publisher ChangYou has announced a new free-to-play online multiplayer first-person shooter title in Renaissance Heroes. The game is set in a re-imagining of 16th century Renaissance Europe, and is expected to launch its closed beta phase in summer 2012.
ChangYou has teamed up with developer Bridea to bring Renaissance Heroes to FPS players in North America. The game, previously known as DaVinci Online, combines classic multiplayer action with unparalleled visual realism powered by the Unreal Engine 3 technology to deliver the fun of fast-action shooters to a new generation of gamers.
"We're excited to be collaborating with Bridea on Renaissance Heroes," said Dirk Metzger, VP of Publishing at ChangYou.com (US), Inc. "The team understands what it takes to create an awesome online multiplayer action game, and Renaissance Heroes represents the kind of unique, quality free-to-play games ChangYou is committed to publishing in the North American market."
Michael Powers, Senior Producer at ChangYou.com, calls the game an old-school, arena-styled FPS.
"Whether you're a long-time FPS player or just looking for a great, fun way to blow off steam, this game offers all the intense action of the classic shooters," he said.
In Renaissance Heroes, players will find a number of competitive multiplayer environments of up to 12 players a piece, including popular game modes such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag. The game will feature a comprehensive ranking system as well as over 100 unlockable achievements.
There will be a roster of playable characters, each with their own unique visuals and abilities to suit different play styles, and an arsenal of over a dozen of Renaissance-inspired weaponry familiar to any FPS fan. Snipe opponents from a distance with the crossbow or crush them at close range with a battle hammer.
ChangYou is taking signups for the upcoming closed beta test at www.RenaissanceHeroes.com.