SMITE devs reveal new F2P shooter Paladins


Hi-Rez Studios has revealed the mystery game that was teased recently and much to our surprise it isn’t the already announced Global Agenda 2 – this game is called Paladins, with the subtitle Champions of the Realm, and is a free-to-play title for PC and current generation consoles scheduled to launch in 2016.

A team-based first person shooter with a fantasy setting, Paladins includes strategy elements and in-match character progression through decks of collectible cards, which augment a character’s core set of abilities. Each combatant also has a personal mount.

Paladins has all the foundations of a MOBA such as SMITE also from Hi-Rez, only with bigger maps and a more over-the-top fantasy setting. Comparisons with Team Fortress 2 and the upcoming shooter Overwatch from Blizzard will come naturally, but Hi-Rez Studios is also known for its work on Tribes: Ascend.

You can sign up for the beta on the official website and watch the devs talk about the game in the video below.


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  • Keiko Mushi

    I hope that they consider putting the game on steam, as that should help increase the player base.

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    • FreeMMOStation

      Agree, Steam is a boost for any game.

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  • Daniel Sanchez

    Seems like a copy of overwatch

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    • SeriousPain

      If anything it looks like the many games Overwatch takes ideas from.

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  • Senpapi

    Am i the only one seeing the smite icons on the cards XD? I know its in development but I hope they change that by time the game is ready for public play.

    Either way, looks fun I’d give it a try.

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