Around July 2008, a website with a logo saying "Heroes of Newerth" and the S2 Games logo was found by a forum member and posted at the Savage 2: A Tortured Soul forums. Marc "Maliken" DeForest and other staff members have informally declared on the same forums that S2 Games was indeed developing a third title, and confirmed it is not Savage 3, and will only release further details when the project is near completion. However, it has been confirmed that the game, which is currently in an open beta, is heavily based on the Warcraft III scenario Defense of the Ancients, boasting various improvements over the original mod such as better graphics, VoIP support, and others.
On August 22, 2009 the pre-sale of Heroes of Newerth began for members of the beta. Pre-sales of the game includes name reservation, as well as additional beta keys.
RoyceZz's opinion : This game maybe worthwhile but DotA is still the core game for original strategy and unique heroes. Count this as Counter Strike : Source in it's other element whereas Counter Strike 1.6 is still the most popular and ongoing game titles ever... So what I'm trying to say is that the root of new similiar games are based on the original popular map genre or games. Still... that's all about HoN aka Heroes Of Newerth! My suggestion is either play HoN or DotA as your game selections.
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