To celebrate 10 million players, SMITE has announced a very special collaboration with the original Hercules actor.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys was a made-for-TV drama featuring, well, the journey of Greek demi-god Hercules and his sidekick Iolaus. Somewhat overshadowed by its own spin-off: Xena: The Warrior Princess, the Hercules TV show is still fondly remembered by a generation of nerds. Feeding off that nostalgia is SMITE developer Hi-Rez Studios, who have just announced a special collaboration between the game and The Legendary Journeys' star, Kevin Sorbo, to lend his voice to his in-game namesake.
The promotion was announced to celebrate the game breaking the 10 million subscriber figure, and best of all, if you win 10 matches of the game during August, you'll receive the Hercules hero, the Kevin Sorbo voice pack, and the "Retro Hercules" skin absolutely free. Hooray!
Its a cool little cross-promotion that makes sense given the nature of the game. Here's fingers crossed that we see a playable "Xena" hero at some point down the line, voiced by Lucy Lawless!
Source: Hi-Rez Studios