Hi-Rez is Making a SMITE Mobile Game

The SMITE name is coming soon to your iOS and Android devices.

First, they took the MOBA world by storm with a third-person title based on ancient mythology. Then they ported it successfully to console. Then turned it into a turn-based CCG featuring fan-favorite gods. And now... SMITE is getting a mobile game. 

Today at their 2017 Hi-Rez Expo, the developer announced that it's currently working on SMITE Rivals -- a collectible card arena game that uses fast-paced, deck-based gameplay to bring a new SMITE experience to mobile devices.

Rivals will pit players against each other in quick, intense one-on-one matches that take place on a three-lane battlefield. You must collect cards and use them to build decks that will help you deploy units across lanes, destroy enemy objectives, and defend your own base. As you accumulate more cards, you'll get access to new units and strategies that will help you reign supreme on the battleground. 

According to Executive Producer Brian Grayson, Rivals will also be fully cross-platform compatible. Any progress players make on their account from one devices will be synced to that account across all other devices for a consistent gameplay experience. He elaborates in the official press release:

"If you play on PC, you can pick up wherever you left off on your mobile device, and vice versa.”

This will be Hi-Rez's second mobile game, following their colorful platformer Jetpack Fighter, which released last year. There's no word yet on when we can expect to see a full release, but the game is currently playable for all attendees at Hi-Rez Expo. Others who aren't in attendance can sign up for the closed beta on the official website.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more info and reveals as this year's Hi-Rez Expo kicks into full swing.

Published Jan. 5th 2017

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