Today, Hi-Rez Studios announced that their action MOBA game “Smite” will get an additional game mode with its next patch.
The indy developer, which works on AAA free-to-play online games has announced the “Arena” mode, which is a vary action focused team death-match which will take place on a new map with a Colosseum setting and will be played 5 versus 5, with minions and side objectives.
Some of the side objectives will include buff camps and gryphon guardians. Rather than a single ended objective, however, in arena mode your team will earn points for killing enemy players and minions. The winner will be the first team to deduct 500 points from their opponents.
“SMITE is all about action combat”, says Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer Todd Harris. “So we wanted an additional game type that allows players to get into the action even faster. One of our level designers took the initiative to put together this more open Colosseum map concept on his own time. We’ve enjoyed playing it so much that the team has worked overtime to get the new mode quickly into the hands of our Beta community and we look forward to their feedback.”
The online game SMITE began Beta testing in June 2012 and has surpassed 750,000 player accounts created to date.
SMITE is free-to-play and is a digital download for the PC. Players interested in joining the SMITE Beta can register at http://www.smitegame.com.
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About Hi-Rez Studios
Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional, interactive online entertainment. In 2010 the company released their first title, the squad-based shooter MMO Global Agenda. In April 2012 the company released the critically acclaimed Tribes: Ascend, billed as the World’s Fastest Shooter. Hi-Rez Studios is now developing the upcoming action MOBA game SMITE and a sequel for Global Agenda. For more info visitwww.hirezstudios.com.