It's been an interesting run for Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising. After surviving one cancellation and a more than 2-year stay in oblivion, Heatwave Interactive resurrected the title and made it their own. Since last year the developer has been working hard to finish the game and get it ready for launch with the help of loyal fans. After the resurrection and all the hard work, we finally have a solid release date for the game.

Sharpen your swords and polish your shields, Gods & Heroes will officially launch on June 21st, 2011. Fans that pre-order the game will also receive an exclusive in-game item and tunic of power and can start playing on June 14th as part of the pre-order head-start. Check out the official box art and press release after the break for more details.

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Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising
to Ship on June 21, 2011

Retail and Digital Head-Start Program Announced

AUSTIN, Texas – April 27, 2011 – Heatwave Interactive, Inc., global publisher and developer of premium interactive entertainment, today announced the June 21, 2011 North American release date for its award-winning Roman mythology MMO, Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising.  Heatwave also revealed the game’s head-start program and bonus items available to fans who pre-order the game at retail and through digital channels.

“The launch of Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising is only the beginning for our players,” said Anthony Castoro, Heatwave CEO and Co-Founder. “The development team will continue to build upon the game’s authentic Roman mythology experience by expanding the Ancestral Estates and introducing new content almost immediately. We would like to thank the thousands of Closed Beta Testers for their tireless work and candid feedback.  Now that Gods & Heroes is Feature Complete, the team has turned its focus on polish and performance in support of our launch.”

Players who pre-order Gods & Heroes will have access to the game a week early, beginning on June 14, 2011. In addition to early access, those that preorder the game at retail or online will unlock the Tunic of the Gods bonus power early and receive an exclusive marble statue to decorate their in-game estate. Pre-orders are now available through major retailers and online at

In Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, gamers take on the role of a Demigod and celebrated hero of the Roman army. These brave warriors set out on a quest for vengeance against an ancient enemy, the Telchine gods, who have returned to topple the empire and avenge their defeat at the hands of the Olympian gods. While battling in the midst of Roman landmarks and legendary scenery, players will also experience:

  • Fully Customizable Estates –The Hero’s goal is to regain the power of the gods and rebuild their Ancestral Estate. Players can customize their estate with new buildings and structures that affect how their army of minions levels up and gains new powers and bring rare objects and resources back to their estate by completing quests throughout the game.
  • Unique Squad-Based Minion System – Players can build their own squad of minions that level up with them. From fellow Roman soldiers to mythological creatures, squad members are earned, awarded and purchased as players progress through the game. 
  • Intense Combat Action – Expect intense combat where heroes will wield an arsenal of weapons and the powers of the gods themselves to perform combat moves which can be linked together, including dramatic finishing moves for intense battle sequences

For more information on Gods & Heroes, including screenshots and trailers, please visit: Qualified press can download additional assets, including screenshots, box art and trailers by visiting

About Heatwave Interactive:

Heatwave Interactive is a leading global publisher and developer of brand integrated, cross-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:

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