Back in 2009, Pereptual Entertainment (the team responsible for the development of Star Trek Online) announced Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising. It ended up getting delayed several times until the launch date of 2008, yet entered closed beta in October 2006 (which I had the chance to take part in, and thought it was pretty damn fun!). Shortly after however they shut down the beta and put the game on hold to focus solely on Star Trek Online. Since then Perpetual Entertainment has been dissolved. In early 2010, Heatwave Interactive obtained the rights to develop and release Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising. I’ve had the chance to play it with this recent build as well and I must say, it’s still a blast!
Heatwave Interactive announced today the release date for the game is June 21 of this year, and if you preorder it you get in a week early on June 14 as well as a bonus item.
Destructoid is also giving away some Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising beta key codes for the next 2 days, so be sure to grab them here!