Star Wars: Empire at War Developer Unveils Microtransactional RTS Mytheon

Independent developer Petroglyph, best known for RTS titles Universe at War and Star Wars: Empire at War, and publisher True Games Interactive today unveiled Mytheon, the free-to-play PC strategy game the duo initially announced back in April. nope

In lieu of a one-time purchase or a subscription fee, the customization-heavy title will be supported by micro-transactions. The extent of these transactions was not specified.

Set to arrive in fall 2009, Mytheon is said to combine the "best elements of action, strategy and RPG game-play with a heavy emphasis on collectability and combat." Three character classes will be available, with each class focusing on a different type of "Power Stone" to collect and glean unique spells from.

"There really isn't a game on the market today that someone could compare to Mytheon," boasted True Games founder Jeff Lujan. "The game truly creates an entirely new genre offering a combination of features that gamers would normally have to play several different games to get."