There’s a new SMITE God in town… I mean, in the battleground of the gods. Hi-Rez has just added Chinese God Hou Yi, Defender of the Earth, to the pantheon of the successful free-to-play MOBA game SMITE. We’re going to have a Hou Yi giveaway really soon, so keep watching this space.
A legendary archer, Hou Yi wields a powerful bow to stalk and hunt opponents. Using his Ricochet ability, Hou Yi demonstrates his mastery of arrows by bouncing them off walls for added bonus damage. The target will also be stunned and dealt additional damage if Hou Yi’s other active ability, Mark of the Golden Crow, has been used on the target. With the ultimate Sunbreaker, Hou Yi fires nine arrows skywards piercing nine suns and causing them to crash down dealing damage to enemies in the targeted area.
SMITE is also in development for Xbox One with a release planned for the first half of 2015.
Here’s the Hou Yi, Defender of the Earth reveal video.