A new trailer and screenshots for popular MOBA Heroes of Newerth has been released, showing off some of the upcoming lore additions in 3.0. Discover the story behind all your favorite heroes, as each one has a unique tale to tell concerning their involvement in Newerth.
What else is new in 3.0? Art assets, maps, basically all the game's graphics will be refreshed to conform to 2013's standards. A completely new visual feel will take over, including buildings, hero models, wells (shown above), towers, and more.
Social functions are also receiving a complete overhaul, streamlining how chat, friend lists, notificiations, plus reporting works. S2 recognizes how unfriendly the community can be to a new player, and their 3.0 changes certainly reflect this. With the community being such a large part of HoN's overall experience, the team thought it extremely important that players have a system to better police themselves and cut out the bad apples - something many games could benefit from.
In addition, some of the stress of learning the game is being lifted with the addition of NPC bots with advanced enough AI for DeForest to claim that it'll feel like playing against real people! The first bot game a player will land in will also assist in teaching mechanics, though as more of an immersive walkthrough than a standard tutorial.
3.0 is further building on a solid foundation of several years of hard work by the development team, and we have a feeling it will certainly keep veteran players excited while drawing new blood in. We'll keep our eyes peeled for new updates - check back at Curse as we learn more!