Smite free-to-play DOTA-style game announced

22 April 2011
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Artwork of Zeus for free-to-play online mythical god arena combat game Smite, a DOTA-type title from Hi-Res Studios
Smite has been announced by developer Hi-Rez Studios as an all-new DOTA-style online arena-combat game which offers third-person action that is free-to-play.

You may recognize Hi-Res as the development studio responsible for the well received Global Agenda online third-person shooter game.

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  • In Smite, 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.”

    I’m always up for some gods-vs-gods action! Hopefully we’ll get an official trailer soon.



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    • LughUngol

      By free to play, I think you meant it doesn’t have a monthly subscripsion. Cause I went to get it and it wanted me to buy it. Choose you wording more carefully.

    • Silvasphere


    • seas888

      No that is the usual Hi-Rez Model the game will be free to play but you can pre-order a version witch will give you ingame currency and stuff like boosts…

    • agm

      its free to play but it hasent been “released” yet so you can pay for the beta and get free characters

    • EpicWhiteCookie

      But does anyone here know by any chance WHEN it releases for Free-To-Play? There’s nothing on the official website, or the Wiki page.

    • tate

      with this when is it comming out and do u have to buy the beta

    • doom 1213

      like it my brother play love to join

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