Hi-Rez Studios today announced that its free-to-play MOBA SMITE, the mythology-themed third-person action game, has officially launched on Xbox One. SMITE amassed over one million unique players during its Xbox One beta testing phase, and all purchases, progress and achievements from that period will carry over seamlessly. Newcomers can now access the complete SMITE experience* directly via Xbox Live.
Hi-Rez Studios, makers of the action MOBA SMITE, today revealed Paladins, their newest free-to-play game under development for the PC and current-generation consoles. Paladins combines a rich fantasy setting with the fast action of a team-based first-person shooter. In addition to the core shooter experience, Paladins also offers deep strategy and in-match character progression through decks of collectible cards, which amplify and augment a character’s core set of abilities.
Hi-Rez Studios today announced additional details regarding the Smite World Championship (SWC), to be held January 9 – 11, 2015, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA.
Now is not the time to be fearful. Strike back at the darkness by charging through your enemies. Starting Friday October 17th through Sunday October 19th The Reaping will begin. All gods will be playable, every player will earn DOUBLE worshippers for matches completed, and for players courageous enough to get ALL first win of the day bonuses in all modes will earn 100 gems for each day. For the first win of the day bonus earned players will get a free exclusive Jack-O-Lantern player icons.
Hi-Rez Studios, a leading developer of free-to-play online action games, has today officially released their MOBA SMITE in North America and Europe. The free-to-play, mythology-themed game has accrued over 3 million registered players during its extended Open Beta phase. A cinematic teaser for SMITE has been released to coincide with the launch. The game also includes localized versions in French, Spanish and German.
Hi-Rez Studios announced today that a “Game of the Year Edition” (GotY) of Tribes: Ascend will be released on February 15th, 2013 as a single-purchase digital download for the PC.
With five editor’s choice awards and Game of the Year honors, this edition celebrates the critical success of Tribes: Ascend. With this edition players can get access to over 100 weapons, all 9 classes, and all 21 perks. The Tribes: Ascend GotY Edition includes weapon and perk DLC from all ten previous expansions as well as the new Shocklance weapon.
“Nothing changes for players that are enjoying the game with the free-to-play model,” says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Chief Operating Officer. “But we now also offer an additional single-purchase option to unlock every weapon in the game.”
Hi-Rez celebrates the new edition with new content for all players. The upcoming patch includes six brand new maps (three CTF/Blitz and three Arena maps), the new Shocklance weapon, and two new cosmetic skins. You can find patch notes here.
Hi-Rez Studios, developers of free-to-play online action games, today announced the official launch of SMITE Open Beta for North America and Europe. Anyone interested in trying SMITE can create an account and download the game for free from http://www.smitegame.com.
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
Hi-Rez Studios, independent developer of AAA free-to-play online games and MANOWAR, the band known worldwide for mythology-themed lyrics and an epic heavy metal sound, today confirmed their collaboration around the game SMITE. A new SMITE video was released featuring god vs. god gameplay footage set to the popular MANOWAR song, The Sons of Odin.