Game developer Petroglyph announced their free Mytheon MMO game will be released in autumn 2009. Players will be able to download the game for free and Mytheon hopes to make money with so-called micro-transactions, this includes the sales of in-game items such as clothing, premium bundle packages and double-experience potions.
Despite a history steeped in strategy, Petroglyph has opted for an action and collect-'em-up blend, whisked with various role-playing flavours. There's three classes, each based on a particular skill: healing, summoning, and presumably fighting, although there's no evidence to back this up yet.
Abilities are acquired through Power Stones, and there are hundreds to collect. Spells lie in familiar fireball, lightning bolt, heal, summon-minion territory, and solo, group and PvP elements are all present.
The setting is ancient Greece, but the plan is to expand Mytheon into other bygone mythologies using expansion packs. In its first iteration, the idea will be to banish the Greek gods from a world mortals want to rule.