Third-Person Platform Fighter ‘Divine Knockout’ Launches Cross-Platform on December 6



Alpharetta, Georgia USA - 22 November 2022: Red Beard Games® and publisher Hi-Rez® have announced their new third-person platform brawler Divine Knockout (DKO) will launch on PC, PlayStation and Xbox on December 6. The Founders Edition (including the full game, 8 Gods, cosmetics and a special bonus for SMITE) will be available along with the Ultimate Edition, unlocking even more Gods and cosmetics.

Set in a vibrant stylised world of gods and mythology, Divine Knockout is gaming’s first third-person platform fighter. Hurl boulders as Hercules, swing Excalibur as King Arthur, or wield Mjolnir as Thor. Best of all: You can unleash each god’s devastating abilities at the push of a button.

Get a fresh perspective in the first gameplay trailer.


Inspired by classic 2D brawlers, DKO shifts the combat to third-person 3D - bringing us right into the heart of the action. Players damage enemies to make them vulnerable, then knock them out of the arena with a mighty blow!

Each arena features a different deadly mechanic that players must master to win. Some maps crumble over time, while others feature tricky traps.

DKO launches with full cross-play and cross-progression on all platforms.

This means that from December 6, for all game modes - including Knockout, King of the Hill, Coin Blitz and Oddball - all DKO players will be able to play with their friends on any platform, plus have their progress and purchases transferred to wherever they are.

DKO is a world of expressive characters and destructible environments. Whether duelling 1v1 and 2v2 or experiencing 3v3 Arcade mode adventures across different maps and game modes, DKO is full of hype moments, impactful abilities, big ultimates, play-making moves and close calls. It’s a blast as a party game, and a competitive sweat-fest!”.

 --Alexandre Grimonpont, Executive Producer at Red Beard Games.

“We wanted everyone - no matter their skill level - to be able to hop in and play Each god in DKO has a unique move set, with each ability mapped to a single button. Players can unleash devastating abilities with one press; no confusing combos required. DKO is all about timing, positioning and moment-to-moment choices – not button complexity. Hurl boulders as Hercules, unleash the might of Excalibur and wield Mjolnir with ease”.

--Alex Cantatore, VP of Publishing.

DKO is currently in Closed Alpha testing (apply here) and is available to wishlist via Steam, Epic Games Store and PlayStation. The game launches worldwide across all these platforms on December 6.

For all the latest information and assets for DKO, please visit:

About Red Beard Games:

Red Beard Games is a development studio under the Hi-Rez banner, based in Brighton, UK. Consisting of a multicultural team of senior developers from Sony, Microsoft, Ninja Theory, Jagex, Ubisoft, Codemasters, Carbine Studios, ArenaNet, and Hi-Rez Studios, this team of talented and passionate developers is bringing years of games-as-a-service experience to their first title, Divine Knockout. For more information about Red Beard Games please visit www.redbeardgames.com.

About Hi-Rez Studios:

Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, Hi-Rez is an industry-leading video game publisher and developer at the forefront of the free-to-play, games-as-a-service industry. Hi-Rez’s games have been played by more than 100 million people worldwide across PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android. With three games regularly among the Top 10 free-to-play games on Steam, Hi-Rez is one of the few Western developers to have successfully launched multiple, multi-platform games as a service titles to a large audience. Having won multiple awards and accolades for innovation and technology, Hi-Rez has also been recognised for its company culture, leadership and diversity as an employer. For more information on Hi-Rez, visit www.hirez.com.


Article by:  Susan N.

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