Former Heroes of Newerth Dev Launches New MOBA Strife on Steam

S2 Games, most known for the now defunct MOBA Heroes of Newerth, has released a new free to play MOBA on Steam titled Strife today.

The development team behind Strife uses the term “truly free to play” to describe the game, stating “All Strife Heroes are free and they always will be.” This separates it from games like Smite and League of Legends, which requires players unlock playable characters either through currency earned in-game or purchased with cash.

Strife also has certain features that separate it from others in the genre, including unlockable pets, crafting, invulnerable personal couriers to deliver items from the shop to the player, out of combat regeneration, and shared last hit gold.