Hi Rez Expo is quickly approaching and usually around this time of the year is when Hi Rez starts making big announcements and this year is no different. Hi Rez Studios has announced "SMITE Tactics" a brand new game that is separate from SMITE. Unlike SMITE, which is a MOBA, SMITE Tactics will be a turned based strategy game that is set in the same universe as SMITE.
“We’ve always wanted to expand the SMITE universe,” said Scott Lussier, Lead Designer on SMITE Tactics. “SMITE has millions of fans worldwide, and with SMITE Tactics, players will get to experience mythological warfare from a whole new perspective, overseeing battles as their favorite gods and goddesses while wielding their signature abilities.”
Of course like all of Hi Rez's games, SMITE Tactics will be free to play. Right now it's only been announced for PC but in the reveal trailer, they said that the game was build from the ground up to be played with either a keyboard and mouse or a controller, so I am going to assume it will make it's way to consoles eventually.
I absolutely love turned base strategy games like X-Comm, Project X Zone and Fire Emblem so I am really excited to get my hands on this game when it enters beta. If you are interested in signing up for the closed beta, you can do so at their official website.