Thanks to Ferocious for pointing out that S2Games has launched a new website teasing their next project, Heroes of Newerth. There are currently few details as to what type of game HoN will be, but this forum post implies it’ll be a massive multiplayer title:
Trying to make a “WoW killer” is just insane. Nothing is going to strip away enough players to support something with the kind of budget that WoW has. I think though that an MMO that sets more realistic goals and could sustain itself with a smaller user base than over 10 million people could definitely be successful. It’s like people seem to think the only definition of “successful” is being the undisputed, competition crushing number 1 hit making billions of dollars and anything less is failure.
S2Games released Savage 2: A Tortured Soul for Linux earlier this year, which will also be having a free play (i.e., demo clients will be unlocked) week running from July 21st through the 28th.