Heatwave interactive has served up a selection of pre-order perks for Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising players that get their copy of the game from GameStop. By pre-ordering online or at your local GameStop retailer, you can get Morea, a new spellcaster minion that will aid you with powerful spells and healing magic. Additionally, GameStop pre-order customers will also get early access a week before launch and the in-game item Tunic of the Gods, which will provide an additional 5% experience and the Orator statue that can be displayed at the player's estate.

Gods & Heroes is scheduled to ship on June 21st, 2011. Check out the official press release after the break for more details.



AUSTIN, Texas - May 23, 2011 - Heatwave Interactive, Inc., a global publisher and developer of premium interactive entertainment, today revealed exclusive in-game bonus items available to players who pre-order the highly anticipated Roman mythology massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising from GameStop.

Fans who pre-order Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising from any U.S. GameStop location or online at GameStop.com will receive the spellcaster minion, Morea, who protects players with her powerful spells of healing magic, exclusively at level 3. In addition, GameStop customers who pre-order Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising will have one week early access to the game and special bonus items including the Tunic of the Gods, which provides a 5 percent permanent experience boost, and marble statue of the Orator to adorn their massive estates.

Shipping to U.S. retailers on June 21, Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising is a full-scale MMORPG that immerses players in a universe of authentic Roman myth and legend. Players take on the role of a Demigod and celebrated hero of the Roman army who sets out on a quest for vengeance against an ancient enemy. While battling in the midst of Roman landmarks and legendary scenery, players can build and command their own squad of minions, customize their massive estate, combat mythological creatures, and unleash an arsenal of weapons.

About Heatwave Interactive

Heatwave Interactive is a leading global publisher and developer of brand integrated, multi-platform entertainment. Founded in 2007, the Company specializes in high profile, high impact mass market games for PC, mobile, and social platforms. Heatwave has partnered with top celebrities and entertainment brands to provide audiences with engaging games and applications including iSamJackson; CMT Presents Platinum Life: Country, Platinum Life: Web Edition; and Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising. Co-founded by award-winning, game industry veteran Anthony Castoro, Heatwave Interactive is backed by Syncom Venture Partners. For more information, please visit Heatwave's corporate website: www.heatwave.com.

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