SouthPeak to Distribute Gods & Heroes for Retail
Publisher Signs Deal with Heatwave Interactive for Highly Anticipated Massively Multiplayer Online Game
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. and LEICESTER, UK — May 12, 2011 – Leading videogame publisher SouthPeak Interactive Corporation (OTC BB: SOPK) will bring the gritty action of Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, the highly anticipated Roman mythology MMO game, to players across North America and the United Kingdom with the game’s retail release this June. SouthPeak secured the distribution rights from Heatwave Interactive, the Austin, Texas-based publisher and developer of online games.
“The unique Roman setting and deep gameplay of Gods & Heroes is a fantastic title to add to our portfolio,” said Melanie Mroz, CEO SouthPeak Games. “The team at Heatwave Interactive is creating a truly fantastic massively multiplayer title that we’re sure will have excellent broad appeal, from dedicated MMO players looking for something new, to those interested in a rich story inspired by ancient mythology. It joins Stronghold 3 in our compelling line-up for PC gamers this year.”
“SouthPeak Games’ extensive distribution network makes them the ideal partner for Gods & Heroes, both in the states and the UK,” said Anthony Castoro, CEO, Heatwave Interactive. “They understand what makes Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising an exciting product for gamers and how it stands out in the MMO space.”
Warriors who buy the retail version of Gods & Heroes get a host of extras, including an exclusive minion to accompany them into battle and the Armaments of the Gods, a special weapon pack that features mighty blades, axes and magic staffs that aren’t available anywhere else. Alongside these exciting bonuses, players also receive two buddy keys to give to friends, so they can join the fight. Full details can be found below.
Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising is a full-scale action-adventure MMO that plunges the audience into the rich history of Roman mythology. Players must regain their honor and rebuild their Ancestral Estate while defending Rome from an evil cult. To defeat the enemies of Rome, these heroes must recruit and command over 130 unique minions against an ancient enemy, the Telchine gods, who have unleashed a horde of cultists to topple the realm and take vengeance against the Olympian gods.
For more information on the game, please visit http://www.godsandheroes.com, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/godsheroesromerising or follow the game on Twitter @GodsAndHeroes. Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising will ship in North America on June 21st and on June 24th in the UK.