Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics Announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One


Hi-Rez Studios announced today that Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics is coming soon to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Players may sign-up to enter Closed Alpha for the the new turn-based strategy collectible card game, set in the mythological world of the hit MOBA SMITE, for free starting today.

The move to console Closed Alpha comes shortly after the start of Hand of the Gods’ Open Beta on PC, which saw major evolutions in core gameplay. This refined gameplay will be live in the Console Closed Alpha, offering players a unique blend of strategy and card game they won’t be able to find anywhere else on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

“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,” said Scott Lussier, Lead Designer on Hand of the Gods. “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.”

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Signups for the Hand of the Gods Console Closed Alpha are now open. Players can register for the Xbox One Closed Alpha here and the PlayStation 4 Closed Alpha here.

For those who can’t wait to try Hand of the Gods, Hi-Rez Studios is excited to announce that the game will be playable at PAX West, Sep. 1-4 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. PAX ticket holders can meet developers and take their shot at a $5,000 tournament, with free entry open to all attendees.

“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.”

Hand of the Gods will also appear at gamescom, with a live demo taking place from the showfloor on August 25th. Attendees can meet with developers, get codes for the console Alpha, and take home loads of prizes.