The closed beta testing for Smite, a free-to-play digital download PC game, has started today, Hi-Rez Studios announced. No character wipes are planned during this Beta and player advancement in terms of character unlocks and progression will extend beyond Closed Beta, into Open Beta and into Release.
Powered by Unreal Engine 3, Smite is an online battleground between mythical gods. It is similar to DotA games but with a few significant changes including a third-person perspective and WASD movement. 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.