(Source) Smite is a really interesting name for a MMO, don’t you think? Short and sweet first came into my mind. So, this is a new title from Hi-Rez Studios, who developed Global Agenda. Using the Unreal 3 Engine, Smite was first revealed a few months ago. It will be a 3D (duh) battle arena genre game, pretty much the same as League of Legends, DOTA and Heroes of Newerth.
However, players’ views are locked at eye level, behind the character. You can categorically label Smite as a third-person action battle arena game if you want to. Hence, the biggest challenge for players will be the inability to see who is exactly behind you, needing team members to watch over each others’ back.
Players spawn from 2 different points on the map, with mobs, defensive structures etc. Smite will be showcased at the upcoming gamescom 2011 later this month. Before I forget, it is a Free to Play game with players needing to fork out cash to buy certain characters and the usual cash shop stuff.