The studio behind the upcoming action-RPG Hellgate: London has expanded itself with the formation of a new development studio: Flagship Seattle. With that they also announced the studio’s first game: Mythos, an online RPG that will be used to test the networking technology behind the multiplayer component of Hellgate: London. Mythos will be digitally distributed globally sometime next year.
Flagship Seattle is being led by Travis Baldree, who previously worked at Wild Tangent as the Lead Designer on the popular free-to-play game Fate. Other members of the studio have worked on a range of titles including Dungeon Siege, Total Annihilation and SWAT 3.
If you’e feeling rather hot and bothered, head out to Hellgate Guru, who has posted the full, high-res version of the Avalon model featured topless in a recent Playboy issue. A “work-safe” teaser has been posted on the right; you’ll need to register to gain access to the full view.