Article published on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
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Petroglyph today opened up the doorways to its eagerly anticipated free-to-play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game, Rise of Immortals, to have an open beta test, starting the ultimate phase of testing and development prior to the game’s release within the coming days.

Rise of Immortals, an online, free-to-play PC game that extends about the hit MOBA genre with new, innovative features, has become open to anybody who’s thinking about obtaining a sneak look at the overall game as it moves toward commercial launch this summer. Anybody thinking about taking part in the open beta test can register at http://www.riseofimmortals.com, and will also be immediately asked to download the game and begin playing.



Additionally, Petroglyph also introduced today that anybody who takes part in the open beta test will get 1,000 Petroglyph Coins at commercial launch (worth over $10), as well as an exclusive Immortal skin. The Immortal skin, a stunning gold version from the robot-suited Psychozen, named “The King of Bling,” is going to be available solely for open beta testers to enjoy both throughout oepn beta and as a complementary add-on to their account at commercial launch.

“Petroglyph, with the help of thousands of our fans, has been testing the game in a closed beta for several months now. We’re finally ready to show the game to the world as we polish it for launch,” said Steve Wetherill, executive producer of Rise of Immortals for Petroglyph. “Beta players will see ground-breaking features that we’ve added to the game and which are new to the MOBA genre. From player versus environment maps to character persistence, we’re confident that both MOBA newcomers and MOBA fans will find Rise of Immortals to be a fantastic new game.”

Rise of Immortals is a free-to-play, micro-transaction-based online game that’ll be available via direct download. The game features the most popular action-strategy game play of traditional MOBA games, but adds enhanced socialization features, together with persistent character progression - a first for the MOBA genre. Additionally, Rise of Immortals includes a social hub where gamers can display off their enhanced Immortals, chat, emote, browse leaderboards, shop, manage friend and guild lists and much more. Gamers also have the choice of taking their Immortals through cooperative Player versus Environment (PvE) situations to learn the game, check out new capabilities, and earn persistent experience before jumping into Player versus Player (PvP) matches online.

Features that come with Rise of Immortals:

· Free-to-play
· 12 unique Immortals at launch with a lot more Immortals launched regularly
· Persistent per-Immortal level progression and skill trees
· Persistent items for stat improvements
· Player versus Environment instances with collectable items
· Player versus Player instances with up to 5v5 multiplayer
· Persistent experience and progressing both in PvP and PvE instances
· Account and Immortal statistics monitoring
· Player hub instances for socialization
· Collectible pets for combat and vanity (post-launch feature)