Irvine, Calif.—November 5, 2009 – Global online game publisher, True Games Interactive ( www.Truegames.com), with its partner Petroglyph, announced today the first details and released the first screenshots focusing on three of the many unique environments in Mytheon, its highly-anticipated, online multiplayer action-role-playing game ( www.MytheonGame.com). This newly released information will provide players an in-depth look at the legendary environments they will encounter when they first enter the game.
Players will travel to the distant land of Colchis, once home to the famed Golden Fleece, now protecting Argos. Two distinct regions form the land of Colchis – the cast Fallow Field and the Grove of Ares. Jason and his Argonauts braved many dangers there to claim their prize, including an epic battle against the Colchian Dragon who guarded the fleece. Since their victory over the dragon, the sacred grove has become infiltrated with fierce warriors of Ares, the god of war. The dusty furrows of the Fallow Field are dotted with the skeletal remains of dead trees; now home to carrion creatures that prey upon the unwary. Remnants of a city lie just beyond the field’s borders, long abandoned by its inhabitants and now overrun with diabolical beasts. What was once a thriving marketplace, surrounded by the homes of the townspeople, now lies uninhabited.
The Shattered Isle
The Shattered Isle is home to Poseidon, the supreme ruler of oceans and earthquakes. The isle is also home to Amphitrite, Poseidon's beloved wife, and their son, Triton. Together, the family forms a triad symbolic of the ocean's tranquility, treachery, and unrelenting dominion. These qualities are reflected in the domains over which they preside. The island features a diverse geography; from craggy, impassable cliffs to rolling meadows and gardens. While Amphitrite resides in the peaceful Nereid’s Garden where the sparkling ponds and fountains reflect the tranquility of the sea, Triton presides over his namesake cove amidst the foam and crashing surf.
Within the Temple of Poseidon, the vengeful sea god prepares his minions for the coming battle with mankind. The skeletal remains of past invaders lie half buried in the sands surrounding crumbling columns and scarred boulders. Waterfalls cascade down stone ledges, casting a fine spray that coats the rocky surfaces and foliage.
The Dominion of Hades
The Dominion of Hades is the epicenter of Hades' power in the Underworld.
From this dark, luxurious palace, Hades and his queen, Persephone, rule the Underworld without mercy. The Dominion of Hades is a monument to death and destruction. Home to the immortal god of earthly wealth – Hades, lord of the dead, rules his realm with an iron fist. Gloomy corridors and cavernous halls exude an eerie sense of foreboding to those who would risk entry within. Divided into three great regions – the Hall of the Dead, the Garden of the Furies, and the Court of Hades, Stonecasters must embark deep into this fiery stronghold and face perilous legions of undead monsters in order to confront Hades himself, his power enhanced within his own domain.
Developed by Petroglyph, Mytheon offers a unique online game play experience that combines the best elements of the Action-RPG genre with strategic combat and collectability. Players will challenge legendary mythological gods by wielding potent and unique “Power Stones” that transform into spells, structures and creatures. Players can loot, forge, buy, sell and trade these stones among a thriving online community, then cast the stones during epic battles that play out in a visually stunning 3D mythological world.
For additional details on Mytheon and to sign up for the upcoming beta please visit: http://www.MytheonGame.com. To follow all the latest news, please visit http://www.facebook.com/mytheon, http://twitter.com/mytheongame and http://www.youtube.com/group/mytheon.
About True Games Interactive
Based in Orange County, California, True Games Interactive is an international multi-player online game publisher. It was founded by a core team of MMO industry veterans with extensive experience in publishing and operating online games. True Games brings new and innovative development ideas online, delivers them with a state-of-the-art game platform, and leverages micro-transaction revenue models. True Games Released its first game, Warrior Epic, ( www.warriorepic.com) in Spring 2009.
They are working with world-class publishers to license existing online titles and world-class developers, including Petroglyph ( www.MytheonGame.com), to create games exclusively for online play. The company recently announced the creation of its first wholly-owned development studio based in Austin, Texas.
UTV Software Communications Ltd (UTV), India's first integrated global media and entertainment company, holds a strategic stake in True Games Interactive.
Founded in 2003, Petroglyph is an award-winning, independent game development studio located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is comprised of industry veterans with a studio-wide average of over ten years in game development. The Petroglyph team specializes in the Real-Time Strategy (RTS) genre, leveraging the experience gained from developing original hit franchises for PC and consoles. Petroglyph uses their proprietary GLYPHX Online game engine, tools and technology to power their next-generation titles. For more information about Petroglyph, visit www.petroglyphgames.com.
About UTV Software Communications
UTV Software Communications Ltd (UTV) is India’s first integrated global media and entertainment company. UTV India & its subsidiaries (UTV) create, aggregate and disseminate content of various genres across varied distribution platforms. Its 5 business verticals include Content Production & Services, Movies, Broadcasting, Interactive Gaming, and New Media.
Listed on India’s premier stock exchange, The Stock Exchange, Mumbai in addition to the Motion Pictures Subsidiary, UMP PLC is listed on the AIM London Stock Exchange. UTV is India’s only diversified media and entertainment company with content creation abilities across platforms and genres.
It has subsidiaries with offices across India, Mauritius, UK, USA and Japan. Walt Disney holds a strategic stake in UTV.