Published on January 8th, 2016 | by admin
Surprise Announcements at SMITE World Championships Keynote
HI-REZ STUDIOS KICKS OFF SMITE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY XBOX ONE WITH NEW REVEALS IN KEYNOTE
New surprises unveiled for SMITE and Paladins, including the SMITE Japanese Pantheon Hi-Rez Studios’ first mobile game, Jetpack Fighter, is available today on iOS
ATLANTA – Jan. 7, 2016 – Hi-Rez Studios has opened the 2016 SMITE World Championship presented by Xbox One (SWC), revealing new details about SMITE and its latest titles, Paladins and Jetpack Fighter. COO and co-founder Todd Harris will go in-depth with these announcements during today’s keynote address at 11 a.m. EST, viewable at www.twitch.tv/smitegame.
Japanese Pantheon Enters SMITE Season 3
Season 3 of SMITE will focus heavily on improving the game’s overall user experience, including changes to the in-game shop, the introduction of Daily Quests and a host of user interface updates. But most notably, Season 3 will introduce the long-awaited Japanese Pantheon. Amaterasu, the Goddess of the Sun, will be the first of these new playable characters based on Japanese mythology to join the Battleground of the Gods, starting Jan. 12 on PC (and late February on Xbox One). Amaterasu’s release also begins the new multi-week event, Rising Dawn, which will include many Japanese-themed skins, such as Kaiju Sobek and Harajuku Neith. Learn more about Amaterasu in her goddess reveal video, and a special making-of video from the developers, located here.
Hi-Rez Answers Community Call for New Joust Map SMITE will also feature a 3v3 Joust League, a highly requested feature from the community, as well as an all-new 3v3 Joust map, a Chinese-themed environment based on the sky palace from the famous Sun Wukong legend. Hi-Rez dives into the new map in a new developer diary, available here, and in-game cinematic video, found here.
Jetpack Fighter Hits AU App Store Today
In addition, Hi-Rez has officially launched its first mobile game, Jetpack Fighter, a swipe-to-attack, high-speed platformer with gear progression. One of Jetpack Fighter’s heroines, Leona, will also appear in SMITE as an alternate skin for the goddess Nemesis, and Nemesis will be a playable character in Jetpack Fighter. The game is available today in all English-speaking territories as a free-to-download title on select iOS devices via the App Store; additional markets will follow in the coming months. Jetpack Fighter’s gameplay trailer can be found here.