Rise of Immortals open beta begins

By Steve Watts, Jul 06, 2011 9:30am PDT

The PC game Rise of Immortals has entered open beta testing, developer Petroglyph Games announced today. This marks the final phase of testing before the game launches in a few weeks. You can head over to the official site to download the beta if you're interested.

Participants in the beta test will receive 1,000 "Petroglyph Coins" once the game launches, and an exclusive gold Psychozen skin for use both during the beta and in the full game. The coins are worth $10 of in-game microtransactions for the free-to-play PC title. It's not a bad deal for trying the game out early -- unless everything costs $11.

The game is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, and the microtransaction model seems aimed squarely at Valve's presumably more traditional retail-release of Dota 2. At the very least, Rise of Immortals should hold over Dota fans until the game releases.

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