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Smite gameplay video introduces Ares and his fiery chains of war

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No, that isn't a euphemism for godlike promiscuity, but it is an ability used by Ares in Hi-Rez's third-person MOBA Smite. Billed as a magic-oriented tank, the Greek god of war shores up his allies' defenses with CC duration reductions, latches onto and pulls rival gods using Very Annoying Chains, and hunkers behind a shield doubling as a flamethrower. His utilitarian appeal jives well with the remaining pantheon's abilities and ultras, making Ares well-suited for wading into the thick of the fray whenever possible -- which is exactly where he prefers to be. Have a look at our hands-on preview (opens in new tab) from earlier this year, too.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?