Hi-Rez Studios Announce Renaming of SMITE Tactics to Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics

Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics Reveal by WWGAfter starting off as just SMITE Tactics, Hi-Rez [...]

Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics Revealby WWG

After starting off as just SMITE Tactics, Hi-Rez Studios announced today that one of their latest games is undergoing a major name change. No longer will it be just SMITE Tactics, the strategic card game featuring many pantheons and thrilling gameplay will now be known as Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics.

The press release is as follows:

Today we are announcing the official name change of SMITE Tactics to Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics. SMITE Tactics was always meant to be a working title for our new strategy game set in the SMITE universe, and this name change is one of many steps we are taking to bring the game closer to a finished product with its own identity.

The past 4 months of closed beta have seen lots of content and overall polish added to Hand of the Gods. The Roman and Chinese pantheons were added, each bringing their own strengths and weaknesses to the game. The core gameplay has evolved with player controlled summoning stones, which now serve as the final objective of each match. These major updates, coupled with dozens of brand new minion, god, and item cards add more variety and strategic playstyles to each battle for players to experiment with.

Hand of the Gods is the first Unreal Engine 4 game from Hi-Rez Studios, and the art in the game continues to be refined as closed beta continues.

The SMITE community has echoed their happiness for the name change and comments on Hi-Rez's YouTube video include things like, "Kudos Hi-Rez! Better than putting Smite + other name," and "Thank God. No offense but smite tactics was an ugly name and Hand of the Gods is so good!"

About Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics: Introducing Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics, a turn-based strategy game from Hi-Rez Studios. 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. Then wage war in competitive multiplayer matches or single-player adventures. It's up to you to command your Gods, strategically position your forces to take advantage of the terrain, and unleash divine powers to defeat your foes.

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