We've been following the development of UTV True Games
' upcoming free-to-play fantasy multiplayer action-RPG Mytheon
ever since the game was first announced back in December 2008. Indeed we posted up the first interview
about the game the day of it's official reveal. The game was originally developed by Petroglyph
and in 2010 it seemed to be getting close to its official launch. In February the game went into its closed beta phase and in April it started its open beta test.
And that's when things got ... interesting. In May 2010 UTV True Games filed a lawsuit against Petroglyph
claiming that the developer was holding the source code to the game "hostage". A few weeks later everything seemed to be OK again as the two companies announced that their legal issues had been resolved and that Mytheon would officially launch on July 13
. But that wasn't the end of it as it was later revealed that the launch date for the game was pushed back indefinitely. In the end both companies admitted in the summer of 2010 that Petroglyph was no longer involved in the development of Mytheon
The open beta for the game was shut down in September as UTV True Games announced that the development of Mytheon
was now under their own internal development team. Tonight, Big Download can exclusively reveal that Mytheon
, under the company's Beijing studio, will restart its closed beta test by the end of January.
The press release, which you can check out after the jump, has more details about the relaunch of Mytheon
including word that previous beta testers of the game will be contacted soon via email. Those users will be able to use their old beta accounts in the new closed beta test and will also get "exclusive keys and in-game rewards in the coming weeks" before the beta test begins. The press release does not indicate when Mytheon
will officially launch. Big Download also has the first screenshots from the new version of Mytheon
which you can check out in the gallery below this post.