Mytheon fated for July 13 launch

Petroglyph settles pending litigation with UTV True Games, dates free-to-play online RPG's official PC release for this summer.

Shortly after Petroglyph announced that its ambitious massively multiplayer real-time strategy title End of Nations would arrive in 2011, the Star Wars: Empire at War developer found itself staring down litigation concerning another of its online efforts. In May, UTV True Games filed suit against Petroglyph over Mytheon. According to the suit, Petroglyph failed to meet Mytheon's launch deadline after numerous extensions, prompting True Games to demand the game's source code. That request, however, was allegedly refused.

Mytheon's lore begins in ancient Greece.

This week, that litigious struggle ended on a bright note, as Petroglyph and True Games announced that they had resolved their legal spat out of court. Further, the two companies announced a firm launch date for Mytheon, saying that the online RPG will launch for the PC on July 13. Mytheon is currently undergoing an open beta-testing phase, and those interested in signing up can do so through the game's official Web site.

While not technically an MMORPG, Mytheon allows players to team up online in a fantasy universe to engage a variety of mythological beasts. Though the game is free to play, gamers can augment their experience in Mytheon through microtransactions. The game will initially offer three distinct classes of play. Each class wields its own line of "power stones," which can be used to cast spells and summon helpers, among other uses.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Mytheon.

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14 comments
gbrading
gbrading moderator

Not entirely sure where this is going...

RomanKingNYC
RomanKingNYC

I was hoping to get a Titan Quest / Diablo 2 type experience but the the game just didn't grab my attention for more than ten minutes. The movement is quite annoying and I became bored fairly quick. Playing TQIT on legendary now, so will stick to that and Torchlight.

CommandoAgent
CommandoAgent

Show some dam respect to former devs of westwoood and new comers to petroglyph games, and try something new and exciting for once, if you think playing the same old starcraft II will be fun, well try something else, cause your becaming like a zombie or something. I played the beta of Mytheon, and it was fun you should buy it, if i were to review the game i would have given it a 8.0 and one more thing don't act like your a game developer.

blackace
blackace

Never heard of this game. Am I the only one? I'm waiting for SW: The Old Republic to be released as well as StarCraft 2. Those are the only 2 PC games I currently care about.

werruraz
werruraz

Hmm, just been playing AoM the last week and really fancy somthing like this, i woudn't say i'm a Mythological Genius, but i do read the books about it, not picture books, Like Paradise Lost and the Bulfinch series, so it will be interesting to see how they translate it to a game and see if they make any interesting twists.

TheClown24
TheClown24

I played the open beta a while a go, it was err Bad.

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

It sounds like an Age of Mythology MMORPG. I think we're too many already this year and none to take the crown from WoW.

Spitz6860
Spitz6860

played a few hours in beta, it's actually a pretty good game, good graphics, decent and innovative gameplay, only problem was the server connection, and there were too few people playing

mandmsrock
mandmsrock

hmm ill give it a chance, downloading and installing now :)....seems kinda cool i like greek mythology

aryeec
aryeec

First out-of-court conflict resolution I've ever heard of from the video gaming world.

TrueIori
TrueIori

it pretty cool i was in closed beta and playing in open beta. Give it a try it really fun.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Sounds okay. Hopefully Gamespot rates this