A Mythical RTS

True Games & Petroglyph Announce Mytheon – An Innovative New Online Action Strategy Game

Like mythology? Like real-time strategies? Like online games? Well looks like the great minds at Petroglyph and True Games will be hooking you up with all three, while trying out the micro-transaction pricing plan set up to boot. What’s that, some might be thinking? Well it means that it will be free to play online, but if you want special things or special benefits, you will need to shell out a small amount of cash for it. It’s something new a few companies are trying so as to get away from the $14.95 a month plan already in place. But enough about that, let’s talk game.

Mytheon’s story is thus: The Fates have decided that it is time to have Humanity be free of the Gods rule. Because of this decision, they begin to weave a new fate for everyone, which includes having humanity fight for their freedom from the gods. And of course, the gods aren’t going to just roll over and take it.

Nice little IP they have going there. Some of the little extras they have listed on the site also make it more interesting. Below is the release, concept art, and link to the game site.

TRUE GAMES AND PETROGLYPH ANNOUNCE MYTHEON – AN INNOVATIVE NEW ONLINE ACTION STRATEGY GAME Mytheon Breaks New Ground, Combining Action-Strategy and Role-Playing Into an Online Micro Transaction Game

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., (December 2, 2008) –

True Games Interactive, an international multi-player online game publisher, in conjunction with renowned game developer, Petroglyph, today announced their new online action strategy game, Mytheon. Developed by the team best known for the award winning Star Wars: Empire At War and Universe at War real-time strategy games, Mytheon is Petroglyph’s first online micro-transaction game. Several members of this prestigious developer also played a key role in creating the original Command and Conquer series while at Westwood Studios. Mytheon will launch in Fall 2009. For more information, and to register for news updates on the game, visit www.mytheongame.com.

Mytheon is an online micro transaction game that uniquely combines the best elements of action, strategy and RPG game-play with a heavy emphasis on collectability and combat. This visually stunning title is set within a fantasy universe steeped in unique mythologies from across the globe. Players will first embark on a rousing journey through the extensive lore of ancient Greece; with ongoing expansions to follow that will delve into exotic mythologies from the far-flung corners of history. With real-time combat and extensive customization features, Mytheon will offer infinite replayability through group, PVP and solo play as well as an integrated social networking feature set.

“There really isn’t a game on the market today that someone could compare to Mytheon,” said Jeff Lujan, Founder and Chairman of True Games Interactive. “The game truly creates an entirely new genre offering a combination of features that gamers would normally have to play several different games to get. There is no doubt it is an ambitious project, but Petroglyph has routinely delivered AAA quality, genre-defining games and Mytheon continues that pedigree.”

In the game, players will collect and customize a vast assortment of “Power Stones” which are used to conjure devastating spells and summon faithful minions in climactic battles against monsters and other players. Mytheon will offer three distinct character classes, each specializing in a specific “Power Stone” type, such as summoning or healing.

“The passion and energy behind Mytheon has been tremendous at Petroglyph. This is exciting new territory for Petroglyph to explore” said Chuck Kroegel, CEO and General Manager of Petroglyph. “We are making a compelling and addictive new genre that will have you fully immersed and entertained. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner than True Games to take this journey with us and I’m certain that together we’ll deliver a long-lasting new franchise.”

For additional details on Mytheon and for continuous updates on the game, please visit: http://www.mytheongame.com.

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