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SANTA CLARA, CA (January 16, 2013) -- ChangYou.com
(US) Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ChangYou.com Ltd. (NASDAQ:
CYOU) and a leading publisher of online interactive entertainment
in North America, today announced that the
Renaissance Heroes beta will launch on January 22nd and
will continue through the February 6th. The beta will introduce the
new European server, several new game elements, including two new
characters and maps, as well as a new play mode. Players will also
have the opportunity to participate in daily events to win
Two new characters, Bart and Medici, have joined the four other
heroes already in the game. 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
"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.
With the benefit of early access, players that register by 12:00 PM
(PDT) on January 22nd will receive a Founder's Pack that includes a
character costume, power-ups, an exclusive banner, and a new
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.
Renaissance Heroes is an online multiplayer first-person
shooter (FPS) powered by Unreal Engine 3 technology and set in the
beautifully rendered and 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
Renaissance Heroes takes place in an alternative history
in which famed inventor Leonardo da Vinci has created a machine
that can change the world. In the wake of his death, the plans and
pieces of the mysterious invention have been scattered, and warring
factions now vie to claim them as their own.
Features of the game include
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The beautifully re-imagined world of the 16th century
Renaissance - Unique characters, maps, and weapons
inspired to reflect the atmosphere of the Renaissance.
Fast-paced competitive FPS - Intense, multiplayer
arena based shooting with features such as melee combat, jump-pads,
item pick-ups, and various ranged weapons to get the adrenaline
No data wipe - All data will carry over to
2 new characters, Bart and Medici - Players can
choose from any of the 6 unique characters, each with their own
attributes and abilities.
New maps - The beautiful architectural landscapes
of Castle Skyros and Atelier in Ruins.
Competitive head to head action - Battle with up
to 12 players in popular game modes such as Team Deathmatch, Seize
the Scrolls, and the new Touch Down mode.
Powered by the advanced Unreal 3 Engine - The
highly powerful and versatile engine achieves impressive graphical
integrity and a superior first person shooter gaming
European server is now available!
About ChangYou.com (US)
ChangYou.com (US) is a publishing subsidiary of ChangYou.com,
Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYOU) located in Santa Clara, California. Originally
started as the MMORPG business unit of Sohu.com in 2003,
ChangYou.com became a separate, stand-alone company in December
2007. As a leading publisher of free-to-play massively multiplayer
online games in North America, ChangYou.com (US) has published a
variety of multiplayer online games, including Dragon Oath and
Sword Girls. More information about the company can be found at
Established in October 2012 and operated by ChangYou.com (US)
Inc., GameFuse is a new online gaming destination which offers
free-to-play online games that connects mid- to hard-core gamers in
a fun, competitive and immersive experience. Currently in beta
stage, the online portal offers a number of new and popular browser
games and will soon expand its portfolio with a wide variety of
free games that will quickly solidify itself as the top online