Fast-paced Online FPS Set in 16th Century Brings Back Classic Multiplayer
Santa Clara, CA - CA - May 3, 2012 - ChangYou.com (US) Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of ChangYou.com Ltd. and a leading publisher of online interactive
entertainment in North America, today announced Renaissance Heroes, a brand new
online multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS). The game is set in the
beautifully re-imagined world of the 16th century Renaissance Europe, and is
expected to launch its closed beta phase in summer 2012.
ChangYou is teaming up with Bridea, the creative minds behind Huxley, to bring
Renaissance Heroes to FPS fans in North America. The game, previously known as "DaVinci
Online," combines classic multiplayer action with unparalleled visual realism
powered by the Unreal Engine 3 technology to deliver the fun of fast-action
shooters to a new generation of gamers. Renaissance Heroes invites players of
all skill levels to experience the adrenaline-pumping action coupled with easy
accessibility in a completely free to play environment later this year.
"We're excited to be collaborating with Bridea on Renaissance Heroes," said Dirk
Metzger, VP of Publishing at ChangYou.com (US), Inc. "The team understands what
it takes to create an awesome online multiplayer action game, and Renaissance
Heroes represents the kind of unique, quality free-to-play games ChangYou is
committed to publishing in the North American market."
"Renaissance Heroes is all about old school, arena-styled FPS gameplay," said
Michael Powers, Senior Producer at ChangYou.com (US), Inc. "Whether you're a
long-time FPS player or just looking for a great, fun way to blow off steam,
this game offers all the intense action of the classic shooters."
Renaissance Heroes takes place in an alternative history in which famed inventor
Leonardo da Vinci has created a machine that could change the world. In the wake
of his death, the plans for the mysterious invention have been scattered, and
warring factions vie to claim them. Features of the game include:
- The beautifully re-imagined world of the 16th century Renaissance period
powered by the advanced Unreal Engine 3 technology with characters, weaponry
and locales all elegantly designed to reflect the regal atmosphere of the
- Competitive multiplayer environments of up to 12 players, including
popular game modes such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.
The game features a comprehensive ranking system as well as over 100
- A roster of playable heroes, each with their own unique visuals and
abilities to suit different play styles.
- An arsenal of over a dozen of Renaissance-inspired weaponry familiar to
any FPS fan. Snipe opponents from a distance with the crossbow or crush them
at close range with a battle hammer.
- Enhanced A.I. bots, in-game currency and experience reward system
provide challenges to level up your character.
For more information on Renaissance Heroes and to sign up for the upcoming
closed beta test, please visit the official website at
About ChangYou.com (US)
ChangYou.com (US) is a publishing subsidiary of ChangYou.com, Ltd. located in
Santa Clara, California. Originally started as the MMORPG business unit of
Sohu.com in 2003, ChangYou.com became a separate, stand-alone company in
December 2007. As a leading publisher of free-to-play massively multiplayer
online games in North America, ChangYou.com (US) has published a variety of
multiplayer online games, including Dragon Oath and Sword Girls. More
information about the company can be found at
Bridea is an independent game development studio founded in 2009 by a team of
game industry veterans. In addition to working over the past 10 years with
companies such as Epic Games and NVIDIA to produce cutting edge first-person
shooters (FPS) on PC and mobile devices, Bridea has been developing its own
major FPS title, Renaissance Heroes, which will launch in 2012 in partnership
with leading online game publisher ChangYou. For more information, please visit