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Mythos review

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Imagine a fast-paced action-RPG that combines the brutal, satisfying combat of Diablo with the detailed character building of World of Warcraft. It’s a top-down MMO that takes place in an intricate and storied world full of mythical enemies and powerful loot. It’s a game that sends you and dozens of friends dungeon running together, obliterating hordes of enemies with kaleidoscopic spells. You slay enormous bosses, you level up and you contribute to the glory of your guild.

There’s a great big space in MMO land where that game should be. Mythos spectacularly fails to fill it.

Hellgate: London to return as a free-to-play MMO

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Hanabitsoft have announced that they're bringing back Flagship Studio's 2009 MMO Hellgate: London as a free-to-play title later this year. A short closed beta test is set to run from June 3 to June 5 ahead of a full release in North America. There's no mention of a European release just yet.

Shacknews say that more details are expected soon, but it's almost certain that the free to play MMO will be supported by micro-transactions. Hellgate: London was set in a grim post-apocalyptic vision of London overrun by demons. Players took the role of techno-magical knights fighting back against the invasion. Hanabitsoft also bought up Flagship's test project, Mythos, and re-released it recently as its own free to play MMO.

Mythos to get European release in April

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The hack and slash MMO Mythos now has a European release date: April 28. The game will be available as a free download, and as a boxed copy for £9.99. The boxed copy comes with £10 worth of in-game items and will grant you access to the head start period kicking off on April 26. There's no news yet on plans for a US release.

The game was initially created by the creators of Diablo and Torchlight, and has been rebuilt as an MMO. You'll find plenty more information on the game on the Mythos site. If you'd like to try the game before it's released, an EU open beta starts on April 12. You can get involved by entering your details into the Mythos beta sign in page. There's a trailer below showing some in-game footage of the creatures you'll be fighting.

Giveaway: 150 Mythos beta keys up for grabs

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Mythos started out as an action RPG, created by the lead developers of Diablo and Torchlight. It was created to test the network technology for Hellgate: London, and ended up being more fun than the game it was built to test. After a long hiatus, Mythos is set to return as an MMO. A closed beta is about to start, and we've got 150 keys to give away. Read on for your chance to win.