Hi-Rez Studios, developers of Global Agenda, has announced that a new free-to-play battleground game called SMITE. In SMITE, players take on the visage of a mythological god and take part in arena combat, using 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"
Check out the SMITE teaser site.