At an international press event held at gamescom on Wednesday, August 21st, Hi-Rez Studios and Tencent Holdings Limited announced a worldwide publishing cooperation for Smite, a free-to-play digital download PC game. Currently in Open Beta within North America and Europe, Smite will enter Closed Beta in China in October 2013.
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.