For those of you who happened to miss out on the Heroes of Newerth Beta Key Giveaway
, a trailer has been released which shows what you can expect. The trailer shows some of the things that HoN has over DoTA with the K2 engine. At the end you can also make out some of the replay interface which isn't yet available to testers.
You can view the trailer here
Recently S2Games added the ability for beta testers to pre purchase Heroes of Newerth. Here is a statement from the man in charge.
We opened up pre purchasing in an attempt to let us continue to work on the game under this closed beta scenario where we allow in as many players as we are ready to have (no open sign up). Due to the extreme popularity of the game, our operational costs are very significant. We can not continue to pay for the service that is Heroes of Newerth in closed beta with this many players without income.
Why Pre Purchase? I gave you a small prelude to that in the paragraph above. Heroes of Newerth cost a lot to operate. While this is built into the budget of (what we consider to be VERY reasonable) price of $30 USD and operating the service after our initial release date, we need assistance in the interim.
There are usually at least 15,000 people on at any given time, not to bad for a game that hasn't even been officially announced yet. Still no Aussie servers, although I play on US servers which is around 200 ping and I barely notice the latency.
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