Today S2 Games announced that starting tommorow, all characters in their action strategy title Heroes of Newerth will be free to use. Previously the game featured a number of in-game characters that were only available via purchase, now the game is truely “free to own” as S2 Games puts it.
“We are very excited to announce All Heroes Free, which gives every player access to our ever-growing hero pool,” said S2 Games co-founder and CEO Marc DeForest. The free update will give players access to all 107 heroes in game, whereas previously they had to choose from a “rotating pool” of sixteen. This should allow for much more variety in the game.
There will also be some refunds and bonuses for those who bought in game characters prior to July 20th. Those who bought characters within the last 15 days will reportedly receive a full refund, while those who purchased before will be treated to free bonuses.
S2 Games also released an announcement trailer which can be seen below: