The team based shooter is on the rise and Hi-Rez Studios is looking to get in on that piece of the pie. We’ve known about Paladins, their upcoming free to play game, since Gamescom but you probably didn’t get much of a look at any gameplay unless you were at the event.

For those of you that are curious, Hi-Rez Studios has released a video today that does feature a fair bit of gameplay. While it isn’t the focus of the video, players can use the video to get a bit of an idea about what to expect visually and animation wise. I’ve got to say though, while we speculated on the Free to Play Cast that games like Paladins and Overwatch were getting ready to flood the market…to me Paladins looks way too similar to Overwatch in style and execution. That’s only based on a few minutes of gameplay though so maybe things will change. Hopefully, Hi-Rez’s card system will create a bit more unique experience as well.

Pay the Paladins website a visit to sign up for upcoming testing.

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. pampy on September 30, 2015

    These guys should make global agenda 2…not this tf2&overwatch clone.

  2. Spoony on September 28, 2015

    What’s a Paladin?

  3. Red Light on September 24, 2015

    Beware of this company It likes shutting down their older games after horeing it for cash to make the next one to repeat the process over again.

    • Nauron on September 27, 2015

      They continued to support Tribes Ascend now because they got enough money and people from Smite to do it.

  4. promising on September 24, 2015

    If game will be like hi rez global agenda then im looking forward but if its another brainless pvp only its just a copy paste of plenty of existing games

  5. Echoless on September 23, 2015

    This game looks pretty good tbh, and if it’s from the same developers of smite, then I think it will be great.

  6. NeoS on September 23, 2015

    Cartoony e-sport with lots of RNG. Perfect for stupid kids with access to dads credit card.

  7. Todoran on September 23, 2015

    a clone….. a bad one to 99% FAIL!

  8. JFK on September 23, 2015

    each time i see these types of games i think of team fortress. devs are to scared to be original.

    • Echoless on September 23, 2015

      And when devs make an original game, it usually fails. There aren’t any great “arena” shooter games currently except a few that are quite old. So any good new games in the same “genre” is a great addition imo.

    • Nauron on September 27, 2015

      In original you mean super realistic graphics? Team fortress has very edgy cartoon characters with big hands, Paladins has smooth characters with some Disney elements mixed in it, Gigantic have a minimalistic Pixar like style, Overwatch is mixing the cartoony and realistic aspects in a perfect way.
      Every game has its own style but its more like about the low system req, so more people can access their games.

  9. Jafarson on September 23, 2015

    this game is dead already and devs doesn’t know it cause O V E R W A T C H is near!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jokul on September 23, 2015

      Screw Overwatch. Overhyped more like.

    • LAMBDA471 on September 24, 2015

      Your face smells like Blizzard’s ass.

    • Nauron on September 27, 2015

      You are right, Blizzard has more and better animators, environment artist, programmers, but its doesn’t matter how good the heroes looks like, in the gameplay the whole game is a big mess and the concept is just TF2 with 4 skills.