Hand of the Gods: Smite Tactics is currently in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Hi-Rez Studios has announced.
Set in the mythological world of MOBA SMITE, the turn-based strategy card game is available to play for free in the Closed Alpha, which you can sign up for from today. This follows on from the PC Open Beta, which resulted in a number of gameplay refinements that will be included in the console version of the game.
“With the help of our community, we’ve created a unique blend of action and strategy supported by amazing visuals that set Hand of the Gods apart from any other game in the genre,” commented Hand of the Gods’ Lead Designer, Scott Lussier. “We are now ready to move forward with testing on consoles, and we invite players to join us in bringing Hand of the Gods to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.”
In addition to the Closed Alpha, Hand of the Gods will also be putting in an appearance at PAX West from September 1-4 at the Washington State Convention Centre in Seattle.
“Hand of the Gods has attracted a strong following of CCG and strategy fans, and we want to give back to the community that has grown alongside the game,” said Scott Zier, Executive Producer on Hand of the Gods. “At PAX West players will be able to compete in a $5,000 tournament open to all attendees, and the winner will take home not only a cash prize but also two free tickets to Hi-Rez Expo.”
Sign up for the closed alpha. Finally, Hand of the Gods will also be fully playable at Gamescom in Germany later this month.
Get the lowdown on the game via the official press blurb below:
“Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics is a turn-based, one-vs-one strategy game set in the same mythological universe as the hit MOBA, SMITE. Players build decks of cards that spawn units onto a fully 3D battlefield, rendered with Unreal Engine 4. Each pantheon has its own unique leader ability and pantheon specific cards that can be combined with neutral cards to support a variety of playstyles.”