Showing posts with label Hi-Rez Studios. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hi-Rez Studios. Show all posts

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Paladins Lore Cinematic: "A Realm Divided"

As Hi-Rez Expo 2018 came hot on our tail with ongoing Paladins World Championship and the SMITE World Championship, the last day of the event came to an end with the fourth annual Cosplay Contest by Hi-Rez Studios. Meanwhile, the developer studio thought it would be a good time to drop some new video regarding an origin story for the game Paladins: Champions of the Realm that they've been making for us and meaning to show us for some time.

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Paladins Lore Cinematic – A Realm Divided

Hi-Rez Studios released a brand-new cinematic video on Paladins titled "A Realm Divided", which takes the players further into the unexplored legacy of the game.

"A Realm Divided" goes way back into the ancient history of the Paladins from their golden age when they used to fight wars against dragons with their magical power to restore order and balance to the world. After all was settled, the Paladins retired and the former among them formed a council of magistrates. For centuries, there were peace and order under their guidance but then came a time when crafted crystals became a new source of power that brought a new revolution.

RELATED: HRX 2018 Paladins and SMITE Cosplay

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A Realm Divided

However, the uses of this new crystals caused accidents and the council deemed the use of it by common folks should be prohibited. Grand Magister Karnes took a zero-tolerance policy on this matter only to rebelled by an ancient Paladin warrior. As the rebellion stands against the magistrates with weaponized crystal magic, the former took heavy damage but became more determined in their cause. So, the battle to restore balance to the realm begins and the lore of Paladins takes a new step towards expansion.

RELATED: Paladins: Battlegrounds Announced

Hi-Rez Studios presents Paladins: Champions of the Realm is a free-to-play hero shooter game available to play on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For their latest announcement of joining online multiplayer battle royale, the studio itself and the game is currently a hot-topic on the gaming industry for the past couple of days. Then the release of this cinematic short also hints that the game is being readied for a long race in the upcoming time.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

HRX 2018 Paladins and SMITE Cosplay

As part of the Hi-Rez Expo, the fourth annual Cosplay Contest just took place at the HRX 2018, Atlanta with the keen partaking of the members from the community. There were many eSports tournaments held as part of the Expo such as the first-ever Paladins World Championship and the SMITE World Championship but the biggest attraction of these huge gathering of fans are often remains on the Cosplay Contest. So, with no exception, there were some truly impressive cosplayers that we noticed at HRX 2018.

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HRX 2018 Cosplay Contest

Before we dive in for the scoop, let's have a quick look at some of the astounding cosplay images of your favorite characters from hero shooter Paladins: Champions of the Realm and multiplayer online battle arena game SMITE.

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Bellona by Haiden Hazard

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Jasmine Mackey as Midnight Dove Awilix!

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Raeve Maeve by Hanna Kime

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Skadi Dragonkin by Haiden Hazard

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Ying by Cassi

For obvious reasons, Hi-Rez Studios hired professional cosplayers for promotional purpose; there were many other participants who just showed up for their love of the games from the developer. Dressed up as the characters from Paladins and SMITE, the enthusiastic contestants were more than happy to take selfies with anyone who would ask them for one. Plus, there were many cosplayers who took part in the contest were actually employees who work for Hi-Rez Studios. This display of free spirit is a bright example of the fact that they truly enjoy what they do.

RELATED: Paladins: Battlegrounds Announced

While many of the participating cosplayers weren't even expecting to win or anything but there were some very strong contenders for the $15,000 prize money offered by Hi-Rez Studios.

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Ao Kuang by Manlima

Spanish cosplayers Manlima won for Best Workmanship and the first place by portraying Dragon-God, Ao Kuang from SMITE. Cosplayer Haiden Hazard came in second by posing as Skadi Dragonkin and Seraph Cosplay came third with Bellona from the same game. @HiRezAmanda and @CassiCreations were at the Cosplay Contest as official model for Hi-Rez. We congratulate all the winners as well as every other participants as we look forward to more cosplay contests like this.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Paladins: Battlegrounds Announced

With the insane amount of increasing popularity PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has managed to garner, multiplayer online battle royale has become the new obsession of gamers. Another renowned online shooter game is 2016's Overwatch from Blizzard Entertainment. There is another lesser known yet trendy hero shooter game on Steam from developer Hi-Rez Studios called Paladins: Champions of the Realm. The only difference is that people are not overhyped about Paladins like they are about PUBG or Overwatch.

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Paladins: Battlegrounds Announced

Recently, the creators of Paladins have announced a new battle royale mode for this fantasy hero-based shooter called "Paladins: Battlegrounds". Hi-Rez Studios have already released an official trailer for Paladins: Battlegrounds game mode for the free-to-play game.

As for multiplayer online battle royale goes, a maximum of 100 players will hunt down each other in a large map and loot whatever they can as they explore the area in Paladins: Battlegrounds. The hustle will go on until there is a last team of Champions or a single Champion remains standing. A new "Team Deathmatch" is announced as well as a new Champion named Moji and a mobile game, Paladins Strike.

From the very beginning of their run, Paladins has always been compared to Blizzard's Overwatch for their similarities and now they are about to closely adapt aspects of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Plus, there is the name "Battlegrounds", which clearly draws comparison towards the game. Hi-Rez begs to differ on this issue because, Paladins: Battlegrounds will be more like a last team standing type of play. However, dropping from sky and looting gears in between battle remains almost the same.

Hi-Rez Studios presents, Paladins is already available for free-to-play worldwide on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Paladins: Battlegrounds is a battle royale game mode for the game which will be accessible sometime around 2018 on all existing platforms.