Heroes of Newerth is the next title from S2Games, makers of Savage and Savage 2, which I’ve talked about here before. The title is currently in closed beta under a media embargo, so there isn’t a lot I can tell you about the game.
What I can tell you is that Heroes of Newerth is a stand-alone online strategy game, based on Defense of the Ancients (DotA), and set in the Savage universe. HoN takes the DotA platform (with the blessings of IceFrog) and builds on it with new graphics, heroes and features. And it’s looking pretty good.
If you’re interested in helping beta test the game, S2Games has given me three hundred beta keys to pass out, which I’ll be handing out via Twitter over the course of the weekend.
The keys will be “first-registered, first-served”, so keep an eye out for new batches of keys. You’ll register your key here.
Please understand that Heroes of Newerth is currently covered by an NDA
for all media (screenshots, videos, etc.) related to the game, so please respect this while participating in the closed beta.