As you might've read last week , Rise of Immortals is a new MOBA on the way that's willing to take a few risks in the genre. That includes the controversial implementation of persistent levels for your characters, which has received mixed reactions so far from our readers. But I think we can all get behind a half-scorpion man who can summon other scorpions to tear apart his foes mercilessly. Enter Scorpix.
At first glance, it seems like Scorpix is your typical tanky Strength-based initiator, but there's a twist: he can also summon pets for offense and defense. Able to withstand the brunt of the enemy's initial burst damage, Scorpix can wade into the fight and protect his teammates using his Broodling minions and a variety of slowing effects.
The beast now known as Scorpix was once the emperor to a kingdom and people long lost to the shadows of time. A benevolent ruler, the emperor was betrayed by his brother and left to die in the vast wastelands of the Great Desert. For long weeks the emperor struggled across the hellish landscape, searching for any respite from the blistering heat. Just as it looked like death would claim him, the emperor stumbled across a serene oasis. As he quenched his thirst with its cool water, he was approached by a mysterious, beautiful sorceress who offered him sanctuary and eternal bliss; all she asked in return was that he spend the rest of his days with her. He agreed.
Years passed, and with each change of the season, he became more determined to slay his treacherous brother and reclaim his stolen kingdom. And so one cool, moon-less night, he stole away. The sorceress, enraged by the emperor's betrayal, cursed him so that from moment forward he would be nothing more than a savage, monstrous servant to chaos and vengeance. Thus the creature known as Scorpix was born. In the end, the emperor succeeded in exacting his revenge against his brother. But in his bloodlust, Scorpix not only killed his brother, but also wiped his entire civilization off the face of the earth in one blood-crazed afternoon. Scorpix has little conscious thought. He's driven by primal emotions, and sees everyone as his enemy. He lives to kill.
From the looks of things, if you were a fan of The Rock's role in The Mummy Returns, Scorpix will be right up your alley. Want to try him (and every other Immortal in the game) for free? Sign up for the Rise of Immortals closed beta at http://riseofimmortals.com/ and you could be one of the first to give Scorpix a whirl. Hey, at 0 dollars and 0 cents, it's quite a value.