It’s official: Smite, the mythology-themed third-person battle arena game, has been played by 10 million unique players. And to celebrate, HiRez Studios is unveiling a new skin of truly mythological proportions—Retro Hercules, voiced by Kevin Sorbo.
Hercules has been a playable god in Smite since the early beta days, so he’s seen a lot of updates and custom skins, such as “Hunkules” and “Grand Slam.” HiRez will be bringing back his original skin, “Retro Herc” just as he was back in 2013.
Icing on the cake, however, is Sorbo, who was the star of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, a popular TV series from the late ’90s that spun-off into cult classic Xena: Warrior Princess.
Kevin Sorbo got together with HiRez to create a video to promote the new skin, where he taunts players to try to defeat Hercules.
Smite has been having a very successful year, and is currently in beta on Xbox One. The company has even announced an innovative plan to keep its pro scene as healthy as possible by capping first place prize pool. A celebration, in that regard, seems definitely in order.
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