Hi-Rez Studios, independent developer of AAA free-to-play online games, today announced that the action MOBA game SMITE will get an additional game mode with the next patch.
The new mode, called Arena, is a very action-oriented, team death match and takes place on a brand new map with a Colosseum setting.
Arena is played 5 versus 5 with minions and side-objectives including buff camps and Gryphon Guardians. But rather than a single end objective, in Arena your team earns points for killing enemy players and minions with the first team to deduct 500 points from their opponents being crowned the winner.
“SMITE is all about action combat,” says Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer Todd Harris. “So we wanted an additional game type that allows players to get into the action even faster. One of our level designers took the initiative to put together this more open Colosseum map concept on his own time. We’ve enjoyed playing it so much that the team has worked overtime to get the new mode quickly into the hands of our Beta community and we look forward to their feedback”
The online game SMITE began Beta testing in June, 2012 and has surpassed 750,000 player accounts created to date.
Within SMITE, players choose from a selection of gods, join session based 5 versus 5 arena combat, and use custom powers and team tactics against other players and minions. SMITE is free-to-play and is a digital download for the PC. Players interested in joining the SMITE Beta can register at http://www.smitegame.com