Smite Tactics is a spin-off of Hi-Rez Studio's popular MOBA: Smite.
While League of Legends and DoTA 2 are still the kings of MOBA, Hi-Rez studio's "third-person" take on the genre, Smite, is still pretty popular. So popular that the developer has just announced a turn-based strategy spin-off called Smite Tactics. Check out the pre-alpha announcement video to the right.
"Smite Tactics is a game of strategy where players will carefully choose which minions to deploy across the battlefield and which gods will lead them. Every unit has unique abilities and players will build their armies prior to battle using collectible cards. Players will be able to compete for prestige in 1v1 ranked competitive modes and experience various adventure modes versus AI," said the developer.
If this sounds like it's something that may be up your alley, you can go ahead an sign up for the beta right now. It's due out by the end of the year.
All we know is that it will combine turn-based tactics with some kind of deckbuilding feature. We don't know what payment model it will use, but given that Hi-Rez's two most recent titles, Smite and Paladins, were both free-to-play, we can probably assume that Smite Tactics will also be F2P with microtransactions.
Source: Hi-Rez Studios