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Hi-Rez Studios Introduces New God And Single Purchase Option for SMITE

With latest game update, players can continue to play for free, or pay one time for access to all playable SMITE god characters, current and future

ATLANTA. February 28th 2013.?Hi-Rez Studios today released the Poseidon update for their Action MOBA SMITE. Additionally, the“Ultimate God Pack” has been updated and is now available as single-purchase version, including all playable god characters within their action online PC game SMITE.?

The pack was originally promoted as an immediate unlock of the first thirty SMITE gods, but has been significantly enhanced to include all future gods as well. Players purchasing the pack, including those who purchased it previously, will automatically unlock new gods as soon as they are released into the live game environment. SMITE has been seeing new god releases approximately every two to three weeks.

“Obviously, nothing changes for players who enjoy SMITE with the free-to-play model," says Todd?Harris, Hi-Rez Chief Operating Officer. "But some players are sensitive to a perceived time grind with free-to-play titles and we want to give those players a simple alternative.”

Alongside the single-purchase“Ultimate God Pack”, SMITE’s thirty-first god Poseidon was released today. Watch the update video for further details about the new playable god.

There are also new cosmetic skins and additional features as described in the patch notes.

SMITE is currently in Open Beta and can be downloaded and played for free at www.smitegame.com.

The“Ultimate God Pack” is available from http://www.smitegame.com at a Beta discount price of?$29.99,??20.99,€23.99.

About Hi-Rez Studios

Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment. In 2010 the company released their first title, the squad-based shooter MMO Global Agenda. In April 2012 the company released the critically acclaimed Tribes: Ascend, billed as the World’s Fastest Shooter. Hi-Rez Studios is now developing the upcoming action MOBA game SMITE. For more info visit www.hirezstudios.com or contact press@hirezstudios.com.

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