S2 Games Chooses Xsolla for Worldwide Game Payment Solution

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S2 Games- Creator of Popular Heroes of Newerth (HoN)- And Xsolla Now Live; S2 Games Utilizes Xsolla’s PayStation Tool For Global Payment System

Independent game developer, S2 Games, creator of the free-to-play session-based, multiplayer, Action-RPG, Heroes of Newerth (HoN), recently partnered with Xsolla- the only payment solutions company specializing in online games. Xsolla provides localized in-game payment solutions for over 300 gaming publishers. With Xsolla, game developers and publishers can accept credit and prepaid cards, cash and e-cash, direct debit, mobile payments, payment kiosks and offers in the U.S., Europe (Eastern & Western), Canada, Africa, Asia & MENA countries.

“S2 Games is looking forward to our partnership with Xsolla. Xsolla specializes in providing game publishers with payment options in countries all over the world- Xsolla partners with over 200 payment service providers, and we are confident that Xsolla will help S2 Games to increase our revenue by recommending payment options and providers that suit the needs of players globally,” said S2 Games CEO and Co-Founder Marc DeForest.

HoN, which went free-to-play in July, has seen tremendous growth with over 1 million new accounts created since implementing the structural changes. The decision to go free-to-play was designed to both expand the HoN community and enhance the gameplay for its existing dedicated fan base. HoN is available for download on Mac, Linux and PC at http://www.heroesofnewerth.com.

Vice President and Co-Founder Albert Donahue of Xsolla stated:

“Xsolla is delighted to work with S2 Games- Heroes of Newerth saw record numbers of new users registering after going free-to-play. We look forward to providing S2 Games with our PayStation tool and payment options that will simplify the payment process for their loyal players.

Xsolla specializes in providing gaming publishers like S2 Games with payment solutions that allow their players to pay for virtual goods conveniently and securely. We understand regional payment habits and recommend payment options that work best in each region. We have no doubt that S2 Games will enjoy much continued success, and we are proud to partner with them as they expand globally.”

About Xsolla:
Xsolla specializes in online games, providing localized in-game payment solutions for global reach. Xsolla has been developing monetization tools for MMO, Social, Mobile and Casual Games for 6 years. Xsolla's headquarters are in Los Angeles, California with offices in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Xsolla partners with over 200 payment service providers offering credit and pre-paid cards, mobile payments, premium SMS, E-wallets, cash and e-cash, payment kiosks and offers — all within one platform- with no installation, currency exchange or chargeback fees.

Xsolla works with more than 300 publishers worldwide, including Gameforge, Bigpoint, Wargaming, Aeria Games, InnoGames, Travian Games and more. For more information or a free proposal, please call (877) 797-6552 or visit Xsolla online at http://www.xsolla.com.

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Newsroom & Blog: http://www.newsroom.xsolla.com

About PayStation:
Xsolla's PayStation is a fully customizable payment interface that can be placed on gaming publisher's websites to accept payments without redirecting users to Xsolla. It is a simple and convenient payment tool that can be a one-click payment, or a step-by-step payment solution. Xsolla can localize PayStation, creating a unique PayStation for every country, depending on the average sale, leverage, cultural differences and payment preferences. With Xsolla's PayStation tool, publishers can select colors, fonts, shapes, sizes- everything to integrate seamlessly with the gaming website.

About S2 Games:
S2 Games is an independent game publisher and developer with a mission to identify, develop, evolve and unleash the future of online multiplayer games. Since its inception in 2003, S2 has been focused on driving innovation into the global online game space, through identifying and solving industry issues, listening closely to its passionate gamer base and incorporating features that gamers truly want. Active in sponsoring and helping drive many global tournaments, S2 is focused on providing the best online and multiplayer gaming experience and opportunities for fans to shine. For more information about S2, please visit http://www.s2games.com.

About Heroes of Newerth:
HoN is a downloadable session-based, multiplayer, action-RPG available on Mac, Linux and PC. To learn more about HoN or to create an account and download the game, visit http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/f2p_create.php.

Media Contact For Xsolla:
Heather Hudechek
Head of PR & Marketing
1 (818) 435-6613

Media Contact For S2 Games:
Laura Baker
Director of Marketing
1 (707) 324-4863


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