Saturday, May 14, 2016
Dark Horse Comics Announces "SMITE: The Patheon War"
The online game “SMITE: Battleground of the Gods” comes to comics
MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse proudly announces the newest video game comic book in its long line of best-selling titles with SMITE: The Pantheon War.
From veteran games writer John Jackson Miller (Star Wars, Mass Effect), cowriter Jack Banish, and artist Eduardo Francisco (Eve: Valkyrie, Captain Midnight), SMITE: The Pantheon War collects the three-part digital comic series telling the tale of the looming war between the pantheons!
It is an age where gods live among the mortals over which they rule. The worship of mortals is needed by the gods to maintain their divinity—but the number of gods has swelled, and there are fewer mortal faithful for the individual gods in each pantheon. Only the gods who maintain worshipers will survive, and so tensions are rising among the pantheons. There is an uneasy peace…but peace is not desired by all!
SMITE: The Pantheon War (978-1-50670-233-9 / $14.99) is in stores December 28, 2016.
Hi-Rez Studios’ SMITE (PC, Xbox One, PS4) is a free-to-play, team-based action game with a global community of more than fourteen million players. With more than seventy playable mythological gods, players battle for domination across six intense game modes.
Praise for SMITE: Battleground of the Gods:
“SMITE is invigorating.”—PCGamesN
“Decidedly different gameplay, a quirky and lighthearted take on classic mythology, and a variety of interesting modes.”—Game Informer
“Makes the MOBA more approachable with smart tweaks to the formula and action RPG-inspired combat.”—PC Gamer
About Hi-Rez Studios
Atlanta-based Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment, and is now one of the largest video game studios in the Southeast United States. Its games include the squad-based shooter Global Agenda, the critically acclaimed Tribes: Ascend and SMITE, the Battleground of the Gods which has over 14 million players worldwide. Hi-Rez Studios recently launched their first mobile game Jetpack Fighter, a swipe-to-attack high speed platformer with gear progression and is currently developing Paladins, a fantasy FPS with progression using collectible cards. www.HiRezStudios.com.
About Dark Horse
For 30 years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.