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Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Hi-Rez Studios

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'Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics' Available On Steam Early Access

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2017 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT

Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics is a free to play collectible card/turn-based strategy game where you build an army from a large roster of mythological gods and creatures like Zeus, the Greek God of the Sky, and Odin, the Norse Allfather.

What if your favorite collectible card game was about more than just cards?

What if dragging your creatures into play brought them to life in rich 3D? What if those creatures fought a tactical, turn-based strategy battle on a chess-like board? And what if those creatures weren’t creatures at all – they were the Gods of ancient mythology?

Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics is a blend of turn-based strategy and collectible card game.

Less than three months after entering Open Beta, Hand of the Gods is live on Steam’s Early Access program! Players will have the opportunity to discover, download, and play Hand of the Gods for free through Steam’s platform starting now.

This announcement comes shortly after a major content patch filled with new systems and features requested by the community. From Clans, to Deck Tracker, and an updated combat log, the team put emphasis on features that would give new players the best in-game and out-of-game experience possible.

“In conjunction with our community, we’ve implemented several requested features, and expanded upon the core experience that players enjoy every time they log in,” said Scott Lussier, Lead Designer on Hand of the Gods. “Bringing Hand of the Gods to Steam is a major step for us, and we’re excited for new players to discover their personal playstyle.”

The arrival of Hand of the Gods on Steam also introduces the new Starter Pack which contains a collection of 7 core packs and a skin for Ra, leader of the Egyptian pantheon. Additional card packs can also be earned through gameplay, and each pantheon offers a unique strategy for players to experience.

he Founder’s Pack will also be on sale for 25% off during our Steam Launch! Players will be able to jump start their collection of cards with the Legendary Gods Enyo, Poseidon, Freya, and Isis, along with 75 more cards from core packs!

New cards and ongoing balance adjustments are no stranger to Hand of the Gods, and you can expect the games 7th pantheon in the near future. Led by Ganesha, the Hindu pantheon is coming soon, and will feature new Gods, creature, and spell cards, making this a perfect time for new players to check out Hand of the Gods.

In Hand of the Gods, it’s just not about what cards you play. It’s about where you play them, and how you can outmaneuver and outplay your opponents with tactical brilliance.

You’ll build your army around one of six mythological pantheons, featuring the characters you know and love from the hit MOBA Smite. Lead your forces into battle as Zeus, the Greek God of the Sky, Ra, the Egyptian Sun God, Odin, the Norse Allfather, or other amazing deities of myth. Now, you’ll truly command the gods on the Battleground of the Gods.

Hand of the Gods lets you get even more up-close and personal with the Gods of Smite, rendered for the first time in the rich detail made possible by Unreal Engine 4. Experience stunning effects, rich animations, and more of the Gods’ unique personalities.

And we saved the best news for last: It’s 100% free to play Hand of the Gods! Even better, we’ll help you get started on building your army with 4 Core Card Packs, free when you finish the tutorial.

Key Features:

  • DIVINE BLEND OF CCG AND TBS: It’s not what cards you play – it’s where you play them. Dominate the battlefield with your tactical brilliance, positioning units for maximum effect.
  • BRING YOUR CARDS TO LIFE: You can’t contain a God in a flat, 2D card. Drag your cards onto the battleground and watch the Gods come to life in rich 3D.
  • UNREAL ENGINE 4 POWERED: Experience stunning 3D graphics, with FX and animations made possible by Unreal Engine 4.
  • COMMAND THE GODS: Which Pantheon will you lead into battle? Build your army from the legendary Gods of Greek, Roman, Norse, Chinese, and Egyptian mythology.
  • FREE-TO-PLAY: It’s free to play Hand of the Gods – and we’ll give you 4 Core Card Packs to open FREE when you finish the tutorial.

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