Hi-Rez Studios, developer of Global Agenda, announced they are developing SMITE, a free-to-play online battleground between gods with a 3rd-person camera instead of the traditional RTS perspective. 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. 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”

Sound´s great, for more information visit: http://www.smitegame.com

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  1. zyrus on February 3, 2013

    Hi,i wood like to downald this game,pls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. hanimiere1234 on July 7, 2012

    Please , i want to play Smite Beta . Can invite me ? I need a beta key but i dont have …. Help me pls ! ! ! ! THX :d

  3. Mariashi on June 3, 2012

    Do somebody knows when the beta testing starts??????

  4. RJ.Zephyroth on April 29, 2011

    You forgot Bloodline Champions, but it’s actually a damn good game.

  5. vanlong441 on April 28, 2011

    let’s see… we’ve already had HoN, LoL, Savage II, LoCO. I still choose DoTA 😉

  6. Bombstation on April 26, 2011

    well looks nice

  7. quickman007 on April 23, 2011

    With GA gone F2P and two tribes games (one being an MMO) on the way, Hi-Rez is really going to town.

  8. Nox on April 23, 2011

    The site says action. I’d play that. Never liked the other games because of too much micro.

  9. Entarri on April 23, 2011

    Looks great, hope I get a beta invite 😀

  10. Zergling_man on April 23, 2011

    “These session-based games depend upon balanced class design, sophisticated stat-tracking, and matchmaking functionality.”

    I can imagine RIOT Games saying this before they launched League of Legends… Look where it’s at in those areas now.

    Please, Hi-Rez Studios, don’t walk RIOT’s path.

  11. BeoWolfpro on April 23, 2011

    Like 🙂

  12. Icedrake on April 23, 2011

    Can’t wait for this to go into beta testing! If this is as good as it sounds, I will play it for SURE! 😀