Hi-Rez Studios Announces DoTA-Inspired SMITE

Hi-Rez Studios is giving you a chance to become a god in its newest DoTA-inspired battleground, SMITE. The Global Agenda developer today announced that it's currently developing the new free-to-play online battleground. SMITE will allow players to join session-based combat and choose from one of several mythological gods to do battle in DoTA-style combat. Visit the official SMITE website and check out the full press release after the break for more details.

Hi-Rez Studios Announces SMITE

Gods vs Gods in 3rd-person DoTA-inspired Battleground

ATLANTA - April 21, 2011 — Hi-Rez Studios, the award winning independent developer of Global Agenda, announced today they are developing SMITE, a free-to-play online battleground between gods. Players choose from a selection of mythical gods, join session-based arena combat, and use custom powers and team tactics against other player-controlled gods and non-player controlled minions.

“As a studio and as gamers, we love competitive multi-player games that reward teamwork and strategy”, says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios COO. “With SMITE, we draw inspiration from DoTA-style RTS titles, but leverage the Unreal 3 Engine to introduce original action oriented combat mechanics, great graphics, and a mythology-themed setting. These session-based games depend upon balanced class design, sophisticated stat-tracking, and matchmaking functionality. These are features we understand well from Global Agenda and our studio is excited to progress team-oriented PvP in new and original directions with SMITE. At this point we already have a really fun playable version of SMITE and we look forward to sharing additional details about the project in the coming months”

For more information visit:

Website - http://www.smitegame.com

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/smitegame

About Hi-Rez Studios

Hi-Rez Studios, Inc, located just outside of Atlanta GA, was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment. In February 2010 the company released the squad-based Shooter-MMO Global Agenda. Hi-Rez is currently developing other competitive online games including Tribes: Ascend and the recently announced SMITE.

To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our SMITE Game Page.

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