Savage developer S2 Games is ready to bring its take on the Defense of the Ancients Warcraft III scenario to the masses, with the launch of the Heroes of Newerth open beta.
The Warcraft II Defense of the Ancients scenario is getting a lot of play lately. A hero-centric take on real-time strategy that focuses on developing on unit instead of managing an entire army, the scenario has propelled titles like Riot Games' League of Legend to immense popularity, creating a sub-genre of RTS all its own.
Now S2 Games takes a shot at the sub-genre with Heroes of Newerth, a Defense of the Ancients type game that takes place in the Newerth setting featured in the company's first two titles, Savage and Savage 2. The game looks gorgeous, plays quite fluidly from what I've seen, and now it's open to everyone who wants to give testing a try.
Simply head over to the game's website, fill out the beta sign-up form, download the client, and you're in.
I've played tons of League of Legends, and I've found the game format to be perfect for real-time strategy fans that don't have time for a full-on game of StarCraft or Command & Conquer. Heroes of Newerth is definitely similar to League, but hell, the more the merrier I say.