SMITE, the free-to-play action online game, is now officially available for download to all PC gamers
Releasing a new video, Hi-Rez Studios announced that the open beta testing for Smite, a free-to-play digital download PC game, has started today in Europe and North America. All player progress and unlocks up until now will be preserved through Open Beta and into Release with no planned character wipes.
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.
In related news, Hi-Rez announced their sponsorship of an upcoming SMITE competitive season, including a launch tournament with prizing of one hundred thousand dollars. Additional details on the 100K Tournament qualifications and schedule will be communicated in the coming weeks.